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weapons belonging to Karađorđe Petrović, leader of the First Serbian uprising in 1804 and founder of the Karađorđević dynasty, which, besides occasionally ruling Serbia, ruled the 1st Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1941.

weapons belonging to Karađorđe Petrović, leader of the First Serbian uprising in 1804 and founder of the Karađorđević dynasty, which, besides occasionally ruling Serbia, ruled the 1st Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1941.

Sarajevo in 1939

from the Jewish quarter of Belgrade, Serbia, c. 1895.

from the Jewish quarter of Belgrade, Serbia, c. 1895.

1. Herbard VIII. von Auersperg, Habsburg imperial general and governor of Carniola (today in Slovenia), who died in battle of Budačka in 1575 against the Ottomans. tradition has it that Ottoman Bosnian general Ferhad-paša Sokolović sold his cut-off head back to the Auersperg family and, using the ransom money, built the 2. Ferhadija mosque in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, in 1579.

thevintagethimble:

Romanian Folk Dress
Various photographs depicting Romanian old folk costumes from late 19th Century and early 20th Century.

vandalism and looting of Serbian property following the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 1914.

kamsn:

Leo Arndt - Land und Leben in Bosnien

Quelle: Österreichische Illustrierte Zeitung 7. Jänner 1900

lunacylover:

Stanisław Chlebowski (Polish, 1835-1884) - painter and traveller, between 1864-1876 the court painter in Constantinople (under sultan Abdülaziz’s rule).

(1) Battle of Warna, (2) Sultan Bayezid Imprisoned by Timur, (3) Bashi-Bazook With a Hookah, (4) Turkish Guard, (5) Turkish Woman Praying in the Green Mosque, Bursa, (6) Prayer Time, (7) Musician in Front of the Mosque in Constantinople, sources: [x] [x] [x]

europeanafashion:

Photo of women, men and kanakares (firstborn girls) of Karpathos, Dodecanese, wearing local costumes.
Early 20th century
©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece

europeanafashion:

Photo of women, men and kanakares (firstborn girls) of Karpathos, Dodecanese, wearing local costumes.

Early 20th century

©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece

I am 21-years old. My hair and beard are already grey. My moustache is white. My face is wrinkled and my body is rotting. I can’t anymore endure the hardships and privations we face without being upset. Being an Ottoman Officer only means putting up with grenades and bombs.
Mehmet Fasih, Fifth Ottoman Army, Gallipoli, 1915 (via ofallthebastardsofplaces)
fakjumather:

Stara Sefardkinja na pijaci / Old Sephardi woman on the market place.
Sarajevo, Bosna-Hercegovina 1935
by Danijel Kabiljo

fakjumather:

Stara Sefardkinja na pijaci / Old Sephardi woman on the market place.

Sarajevo, Bosna-Hercegovina 1935

by Danijel Kabiljo

When they [the Turks] make water, they squat down like Women, for fear some drops of urine should fall into their breeches. To prevent this evil, they squeeze the part very carefully, and rub the Head of it against the Wall ; and one may see the stones worn in several places by this custom. To make themselves sport, the Christians smear the stones sometimes with Indian Pepper, and the Root call’d Calfs-foot or some other hot Plants, which frequently causes an Inflammation in such as happen to use the Stone. As the Pain is very sharp, the poor Turks commonly run for a Cure to those very Christian Surgeons, who were the Authors of all the Mischief : they never fail to tell them it is a very dangerous Case, and that they should be oblig’d perhaps to make an amputation : the Turks, on the contrary, protest and swear they have had no communication with any sort of woman that could be suspected. In short, they wrap up the suffering part in a Linen dipp’d in Oxicrat, tinctur’d with a little Bole-Armenic ; and this they tell them as a great Specifick for this kind of Mischief.
from A voyage into the Levant - Containing the antient and modern state of the islands of the archipelago; as also of Constantinople, the coasts of the Black sea, Armenia, Georgia, the frontiers of Persia, and Asia Minor by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, 1718. original text from book here.
unfantasmarecorreeuropa:

 Istanbul; Pantokrator Monastery; South Church

unfantasmarecorreeuropa:

 Istanbul; Pantokrator Monastery; South Church


Fred Boissonnas (1858-1946)Edessa, 1908

Fred Boissonnas (1858-1946)
Edessa, 1908

solipsistictendencies:

Armenian girls, Constantinople, 1914

solipsistictendencies:

Armenian girls, Constantinople, 1914