Antique Lot Ethnic Photographs Czech Folk Costumes /Vintage Black & White Photos Czechoslovakia Moravia Family Class Baptism ChristeningPrice: $ 45.00
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Antique Lot Ethnic Photographs Czech Folk Costumes /Vintage Black & White Photos Czechoslovakia Moravia Family Class Baptism Christening
Original black and white photographs – lot of 5 – documenting life and people in a Czech village and seemingly dating in range from the early 1920s to the 1960s by the quality of the photography and paper.
1. Classroom picture on photo postcard, c.1920s
sepia tone on matte, thick paper
Male teacher in suit and glasses, sits with arms crossed, surrounded by girls in traditional, Moravian costume — all except the two on either side of him who appear to be in regular day dresses.
They appear to be in a semi-rural setting.
Rear has pen and ink inscription in Czech (Moravian dialect).
"Here I'm sending you our class. There is an arrow above my head [top arrow, fifth from left]. If you could only be closer, would coe and visit for the entire summer holiday.
Joza Dedacky [Yozha Dedatzkoy] is getting married next year. Some come for the wedding. Janek was called in for the service interview.
[in another hand]: Second Grade, A,K, Wolf"
2. Portrait of a man, woman, and child – photo postcard.
Vertical on matte paper with scalloped edge
The three of them squint into the sun. All are dressed in traditional, Moravian costume and are posing with trees and shrube and fence in the background.
No writing on back. Men walking out of a church
3. Woman holding a baby and a rosary wound around her hand. Presumably a baptism/christening?
Mother and baby are both in traditional Moravian costume.
4. Men walking out of a church
Group of men in Moravian, traditional costume, and two in suits, are leaving a church.
No writing on back
*tears at upper right and creasing
5. Man on horse that is decorated with garlands and wreaths & two women look on, standing in their doorway. – photo postcard
Horizontal on matte paper
Village celebration scene
Rear has number 35 in pencil and a stamp "Echte Photographia"