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Girl Shepherdess with Sheep, Bulgaria
This photograph of a young shepherd girl in Bulgaria is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress. Frank G. Carpenter (1855–1924) was an American writer of books on travel and world geography, whose works helped to popularize cultural anthropology and geography in the United States in the early years of the 20th century. Consisting of photographs taken and gathered by Carpenter and his daughter Frances (1890–1972) to illustrate his writings, the collection includes an estimated 16,800 photographs and 7,000 glass and ...
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National Loan 1920 - Compagnie Algérienne
This poster, published in 1920, advertises the 5 percent state loan, known as the “Recovery Loan,” issued by the government of France to finance reconstruction after World War I. Algeria was at this time an overseas territory administered as an integral part of France, and the poster was commissioned by an Algerian financial institution, the Compagnie Algérienne. The poster shows Algerian men with a flock of sheep on a pier, watching a ship, most likely bound for France, being loaded with goods. The illustration is by Henri Villain (1878–1938 ...
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On the Sim River. Shepherd Boy
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) used a special color photography process to create a visual record of the Russian Empire. Some of Prokudin-Gorskii’s photographs date from about 1905, but the bulk of his work is from between 1909 and 1915, when, with the support of Tsar Nicholas II and the Ministry of Transportation, he undertook extended trips through many different parts of the empire.
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Fat Sheep. Golodnaia Steppe
Located to the southeast of the Kyzyl Kum Desert, Golodnaia Steppe (“Hungry Steppe”) is composed of the loess variety of soil suitable for growing grass and small shrubs in semi-arid conditions. The region, some 10,000 square kilometers in size, has a harsh continental climate: cold in the winter and extremely hot in the summer. Shown at this steppe farmstead are fat-tailed sheep, which adapted well to the local conditions and were a source of meat as well as wool. The shepherd is protected against the winter cold by a ...
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Shepherd. Samarkand
Seen here is a chaban (shepherd) in the hilly country near Samarkand (present-day Uzbekistan). Leaning on a long staff, he is protected from the cold by a turban, scarf, and a heavy overcoat, beneath which is a striped, brightly-colored cloak. The sun picks out details of the pockmarked terrain, with grass patches that have been closely cropped by grazing sheep—a common characteristic of the region. The pattern of stones in the left foreground suggests a seasonal rivulet. The image is by Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944), who ...
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