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Албум 3618 – семейна история на половин столетие
Album 3618 – a Half-Centenary Family History

Author(s): Elka Mincheva
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Museology & Heritage Studies, Customs / Folklore, Library and Information Science, Archiving, Preservation, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history, Social history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: archive;family history;family photography;promise;ethnography

Summary/Abstract: In the centre of this study is an album kept in the archive of the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum – BAS. Its inventory number is 3618. The album contains eighty family photographs. The aim of the research is to reconstruct a family history by studying the memory of a Bulgarian kin in the period between 1870 and the 1930s. The fashion tendencies in clothing which stand out,the hair-styles and the studio accessories used for the photographs give information about the type of communication between relatives and friends. By summarizing the results of the analysis, the article attempts to define the social status of the individuals photographed. The aspiration of the author is by means of the photographs to look for and mark the changes which occurred in the family in the concrete period. The topic is examined in two aspects: technical – the technology of making studio and reportage photographs in this period (the paper, the photographic processes etc.); and ethnological – as a family history in certain space, time, family relations etc. Because of the limited size of the article, the emphasis is laid on the ethnographic aspect of the topic.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 423-450
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Bulgarian