Five Girls Knitting, Albania


This photograph of young girls in Albania 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 film negatives. This photograph was supplied by the American Red Cross and most likely was taken in conjunction with its relief mission following the 1923 earthquake in the town of Tepelenë, Albania.

Last updated: February 12, 2016