Singer Advertising Card - Bosnian Man | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Singer Advertising Card - Bosnian Man

Singer Advertising Card - Bosnian Man | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Chromolithograph card of a man in "native" Bosnian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a souvenir at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
DESCRIPTION
Chromolithograph card of a man in "native" Bosnian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a souvenir at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:57502
Creation Date: 1892
Creator Name:J. Ollmann Lith Co.
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County:
State:
Collection Name:Singer Manufacturing Company : Singer Manufacturing Company records, 1850-circa 1975
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2359
Original Dimensions:3.125 x 5.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Text on back reads, "BOSNIA, A territory of Europe, enclosed by Dalmacia, Slavonia, Servia, Albania and Montenegro. It was formerly a Turkish Vilayet, but is now under Austro-Hungary. The country is very mountainous and better adapted to grazing and stock raising than to the cultivation of grains. Fruits are an abundant product, especially prunes. The Bosnians are of Slavic stock, finely formed and intelligent. This young man in his picturesque national dress is a fair type of the average Bosnian. The Singer Machine has found its way into the mountain and valley homes of Bosnia and large numbers are sold annually."
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Costume
Hats
Sewing
Advertising
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Europeans
Men
Moustache
Sewing Machines

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