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Bulgaria Collection

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Women of Pleven, Bulgaria

Women of Pleven, Bulgaria
Pleven, Bulgaria - Women in the costume of the region, incorporating patterned ornamental aprons

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Map of the Balkans, highlighting Greek and Turkish territory

Map of the Balkans, highlighting Greek and Turkish territory
Postcard map showing the Balkans, highlighting Greek and Turkish territory

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgarian Peasants Dance

Bulgarian Peasants Dance
Bulgarian peasants perform a traditional dance before village elders and interested tourists

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgaria / Sword Custom

Bulgaria / Sword Custom
When his troops take Mustapha- Pacha from the Turks, Tsar Ferdinand tramples the enemy flags, and the name of the town is changed to - guess what ? - Ferdinandovo

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Singer in Bulgaria

Singer in Bulgaria
This Bulgarian lady, like her husband and her daughter, is wearing her flamboyant regional costume as she treadles away at her Singer

Background imageBulgaria Collection: First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat

First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat
Hand-to-hand combat during the First Balkan War as Greek troops overun a Turkish gun battery. The war lasted from October 1912 to May 1913, pitted the Balkan League (Serbia, Montenegro, Greece)

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Ottoman Empire Cartoon

Ottoman Empire Cartoon
Abdul Hamid II of Turkey is helpless as parts of the Ottoman Empire are whipped from beneath his feet by Bulgaria and Austria

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Alexander I / Bulgaria

Alexander I / Bulgaria
ALEXANDER I Prince Alexander of Battenberg, who was briefly Alexander I of Bulgaria (First Prince) from 1879-86. Known as Sandro

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Typical Bulgarian Outfits, 1885

Typical Bulgarian Outfits, 1885
4 typical Bulgarian outfits of the time, 1885. We see the national costume, a water seller, a lady, and a peasant woman. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Costumes of Europe - Bulgaria

Costumes of Europe - Bulgaria. 19th century

Background imageBulgaria Collection: King Ferdinand of Bulgaria

King Ferdinand of Bulgaria
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria(1861-1948). Date: circa 1909

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgaria. Varna. 19th century engraving

Bulgaria. Varna. 19th century engraving
History of Bulgaria. 19th century. Varna. Main port and stronghold of the Turks in the western Black Sea coast during the Russian-Turkish War (1877-1878)

Background imageBulgaria Collection: A group of Bulgarians

A group of Bulgarians. Date: 1880s

Background imageBulgaria Collection: WWI - Bulgarian troop ship at Varna, Bulgaria

WWI - Bulgarian troop ship at Varna, Bulgaria
Bulgarian troop transporter ship the Varna in port at Varna, Bulgaria on the Black Sea Coast. WWI era. Date: circa 1916

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Sliven, Bulgaria - The Sinite Kamani rocks

Sliven, Bulgaria - The Sinite Kamani rocks
Sliven, Bulgaris. The famous rocky massif Sinite Kamani ( The Blue Rocks ) and the associated national park, the fresh air and the mineral springs offer diverse opportunities for leisure and tourism

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgaria - Varna

Bulgaria - Varna
Panoramic view of Varna, Bulgaria, featuring the Harbour

Background imageBulgaria Collection: The Bulgarian flag and Coat of Arms

The Bulgarian flag and Coat of Arms

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Makedonia / Bulgaria

Makedonia / Bulgaria
MACEDONIA The inhabitants of Gumurdjina, Macedonia - men, women and even children - drive out the occupying Bulgarians who they perceive as invaders

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Ruse, Bulgaria - The Paddlesteamer Krum

Ruse, Bulgaria - The Paddlesteamer Krum
Ruse, Bulgaria - the most significant Bulgarian river port - The Paddlesteamer Krum. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgaria - Schipka

Bulgaria - Schipka
A Russian church built at Schipka, Bulgaria between 1877-1902 with twelve bells

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgaria Schumla

Bulgaria Schumla
Headquarters of the Turkish army during the fighting

Background imageBulgaria Collection: At present he works Bulgaria

At present he works Bulgaria. Illustration shows a puppeteer labeled Russia with marionettes labeled Bulgaria and Macedonia engaged in a sword fight; the Bulgarian puppet is about to cut the head off

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgaria - Varna - Preslawska Street

Bulgaria - Varna - Preslawska Street

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Georgi Sava Rakovski (1821-1867) - a 19th-century Bulgarian revolutionary, freemason

Georgi Sava Rakovski (1821-1867) - a 19th-century Bulgarian revolutionary, freemason, writer and an important figure of the Bulgarian National Revival and resistance against Ottoman rule

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Two young women in traditional dress, Bulgaria

Two young women in traditional dress, Bulgaria
Two young women in traditional dress in a Bulgarian street, with long plaited hair and coin decorations. Date: 1922

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgaria - Sofia - Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Boulevard

Bulgaria - Sofia - Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Boulevard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Sofia, Bulgaria - the Tzaraes Palace - former Royal Palace Date: circa 1920s

Sofia, Bulgaria - the Tzaraes Palace - former Royal Palace Date: circa 1920s
Sofia, Bulgaria - the Tzars Palace - former Royal Palace Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Romania Bulgaria And Hungary Europe European

Romania Bulgaria And Hungary Europe European
romania, bulgaria, and, hungary, europe, european, at, war, with, usa, america, december, 13, 1941, 1940s, 40s, forties, postmark, postmarked, washington, typewritter, name, address, chicago

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Ottoman Empire era. Caravanserai in Burgas

Ottoman Empire era. Caravanserai in Burgas
Ottoman Empire period. Caravanserai in Burgas (today territory of Bulgaria). Couryard of the Caravanserai, resting place for travelers. Engraving by Lemaitre, Vormser and Cholet

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Ottoman domination. Europe. Razgrad

Ottoman domination. Europe. Razgrad
Ottoman domination. Europe. Razgard (today Bulgarian territory). Engraving by Lemaitre, Danvin and Cholet. Historia de Turquia, by Joseph Marie Jouannin (1783-1844) and Jules Van Gaver, 1840

Background imageBulgaria Collection: The Serbo-Bulgarian War Winds Down

The Serbo-Bulgarian War Winds Down
Scenes from the ending of the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Serbian families and soldiers read from a list of casualties in Belgrade, and Count Khievenhuller, Austrian diplomatic resident at Belgrade

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Battle of Pirot ends, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Battle of Pirot ends, Serbo-Bulgarian War
Serbian soldiers take a last stand at the Battle of Pirot, 26th-27th November 1885, during the Serbo-Bulgarian War. The battle ended with a Bulgarian victory, consolidating their victory in the war

Background imageBulgaria Collection: War Preparations, Serbo-Bulgarian War

War Preparations, Serbo-Bulgarian War
A battery (cannon) dragged by horses is placed by the Bulgarians on the heights of Pregladista, above Tsaribrod, in preparation for the Battle of Tsaribrod, November 25th 1885

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Battle of Pirot, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Battle of Pirot, Serbo-Bulgarian War
The Battle of Pirot, 26th-27th November 1885, during the Serbo-Bulgarian War. The battle ended with a Bulgarian victory, consolidating their victory in the war

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Cavalry Manoeuvres, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Cavalry Manoeuvres, Serbo-Bulgarian War
Bulgarian forces perform cavalry manoeuvres before Prince Alexander at Mala Tirnova. We see a line of horses lying down with soldiers taking cover behind them, pointing their guns outward

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Summoning reserves, Bulgaria, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Summoning reserves, Bulgaria, Serbo-Bulgarian War
Army reserves are recruited in a small Bulgarian town for the defence of Sofia in the Serbo-Bulgarian war. We see an officer blowing a horn, and soldiers marching away from their rural town

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Battle of Tsaribrod, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Battle of Tsaribrod, Serbo-Bulgarian War
The battle of Tsaribod, November 23, 1885, Serbo-Bulgarian War. We see a caravan of soldiers headed to the frontlines, with officers at the rear

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgarian HQ, Dragoman Pass

Bulgarian HQ, Dragoman Pass
Bulgarian headquarters at the Dragoman Pass on the morning of November 23, 1885. The Bulgarians had recaptured the Pass the previous day

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Dragoman Pass re-captured, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Dragoman Pass re-captured, Serbo-Bulgarian War
The Dragoman Pass, recaptured by the Bulgarians from the Serbians, November 22nd 1885. we see bodies lying partially covered, and a horse bolting

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Serbian Encampment, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Serbian Encampment, Serbo-Bulgarian War
Images of the Serbian encampment at Nisch during the Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1885. The war lasted two weeks from 14th - 28th November

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bulgarian Outpost, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Bulgarian Outpost, Serbo-Bulgarian War
5 soldiers sit in a circle eating and drinking at a Bulgarian outpost near Hermanli, Eastern Rumelia, in the Serbo-Bulgarian War

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Scenes from the Balkan's Crisis

Scenes from the Balkan's Crisis
Depictions of the Balkans Crisis. We see soldiers trekking over the Shipka Pass, a monument to fallen soldiers, and the artist's personal caravan en route to the front

Background imageBulgaria Collection: The Continuing Balkans Crisis, Bulgaria

The Continuing Balkans Crisis, Bulgaria
Images of the Balkans Crisis from Rustchuk, Bulgaria. We see the Quay of the town (top), and the departure of Bulgarian volunteers lined up, ready to go to the Turkish Frontier (Bottom)

Background imageBulgaria Collection: The Construction of the University at Philippoplis

The Construction of the University at Philippoplis
The Gymnase (University) at Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria, under construction in 1885. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Nebet Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria

Nebet Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria
The district of Nebet Tepe, Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia, an event during the continuing Balkan's Crisis in which vassal states sought

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Taat Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria

Taat Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria
Taat Tepe in Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria. The Governor's Palace and the Maritza river in the foreground. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Bridge over the Maritza, Philippopolis

Bridge over the Maritza, Philippopolis
The Bridge over the river Maritza, Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria. Equine and pedestrian traffic crosses the bridge, and the rest of the city is visible in the background.Part of a piece

Background imageBulgaria Collection: Prince Alexnder of Bulgaria Entering Philippopolis

Prince Alexnder of Bulgaria Entering Philippopolis
Prince Alexander of of Bulgaria entering Philippopolis (Plovdiv) at the head of a regiment of Bulgarian Cavalry during the crisis in Eastern Roumelia, 1885



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