People, Including Children, in Market, Hungary


This photograph of a market scene in Hungary 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. In Carpenter’s New Geographical Reader: Europe (1924) Carpenter wrote: “The Magyars, the leading race of Hungary, own the richest parts of the country…. The Magyars came from Asia centuries ago and made their way up the Danube, settling upon the great plain. They are a brave people, patriotic and strong, proud and hospitable. They are fond of titles, and on ceremonial occasions a child addresses its father as ‘Mr. Father,’ and its mother as ‘Mrs. Mother’.”

Last updated: September 29, 2014