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    Photograph (black and white); a river boat with four people and large sacks with goods on the Bojana River; trees in the background; Albania (?).
    Gelatin silver print

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  • Date

    • 1910-1913
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.6 centimetres
    • Width: 17.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        Pencil, handwritten.
  • Curator's comments

    Related images: Eu-A1-1 through 827 are all the same collection.

    Bibliography: This image relates to Durham's work in Balkans 1910-1913, a written account of which can be found in: Durham, M. E. 1914. "The struggle for Scutari (Turk, Slav and Albanian)". London: Edward Arnold.

    PicDoc 277: The Durham list in the associated PicDoc, compiled by George Sweatman (ca 1997), bears the inscription "? on ? Bejana".

    Production place: The Bojana or Buna River is a 41 km long river in Albania and Montenegro which flows into the Adriatic Sea. Albania is seemingly the place this photograph was taken as a series of photographs before and after this image were taken in Albania.


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  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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  • Additional IDs

    • F.N.879 (British Museum negative number)
    • M.M.034294/108 (Museum of Mankind print number)
Photograph (black and white); a river boat with four people and large sacks with goods on the Bojana River; trees in the background; Albania (?).
Gelatin silver print



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