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Studio portrait of a man in folk attire

Studio portrait of a man in folk attire, © The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Artenlarge


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Object:Studio portrait of a man in folk attire
Description:Full length shot of an elderly man with a long moustache, wearing dark folk attire with a belt, light-coloured leggings, and traditional peasant shoes (tsarvuli). He is wearing a fur cap and has thrown a coat over his right shoulder. He is standing in front of a painted canvas backdrop, which creates the illusion of the scene being set in nature. He is holding a shepherd's staff in his left hand.
Comment:Given title by the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art: "Südbulgarischer Bauer" (South Bulgarian peasant). The positive print on the archival board is identical with a photograph kept at the Scientific Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, which makes it possible to date the photograph and identify the photographer. See VASE.00241. The photograph is published under the title "Male attire from Zlatitsa region" in the Bulgarian newspaper "Nasheto parvo izlozhenie" (Our First Fair), Plovdiv, 1892/43, 7.
Date:Not before 1880, Not after 1892
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Image: 140mm x 104mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
560 Social Stratification > 565 Classes
Bibliography:Nasheto parvo izlozhenie, Plovdiv, 1892/43, 7.
Copyright:Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde
Archive:The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Inv. No.: ÖMV/pos/15229
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Barbara Derler, Anelia Kassabova