Bulgaria

 
Accession number AR.EP.TC.0297
Creator
Places
Bulgaria
Date
1894
Measurements
3 x 5.25 inches
Materials/Techniques
illustration
Work types
trade card

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Bulgaria / Copyright 1894, by the Singer Manufacturing Co.

Bulgaria, otherwise known as the “vilayet Tuna” or Province of the Danube, was formerly a political division of European Turkey; but is now an independent principality. It stretches along the right bank of the Danube from the influx of the Timok to its mouth, and is bounded on the south by the main chain of the Balkans, which separate it from Rumelia; on the east by the Black Sea, and on the west by Servia. It may be roughly described as a great table-land, with soil for the most part so fertile that agriculture is the principle industry. Its climate may be called temperate. The Bulgarians were originally a people of Ugrian or Finnish extraction and first appear in history about the year 120 B. C. The present inhabitants are a mixture of Finnish, Russian, Turkish and Tartar blood and but little trace of their Finnish origin now remains. Their language, although still fundamentally Slavonic, and usually placed between the Russian and Servian, is yet largely mingled with Turkish and Persian, and even has a considerable element of Italian and Greek. Our picture represents a peasant family of three, all clothed in the showy national costume; and one of the women is sitting at a “Singer” machine sewing upon a piece of fancy material.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.095
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.TC.0297
Creator
Places
Bulgaria
Date
1894
Measurements
3 x 5.25 inches
Materials/Techniques
illustration
Work types
trade card

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