Singer Advertising Card - Servian [Serbian] Man with Children | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Singer Advertising Card - Servian [Serbian] Man with Children

Singer Advertising Card - Servian [Serbian] Man with Children | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Chromolithograph card of a man and two children in "native" Servian [Serbian] 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 and two children in "native" Servian [Serbian] 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:57503
Creation Date: 1892
Creator Name:J. Ollmann Lith Co.
City:
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, "SERVIA, A country of Europe, bounded N.W. by the river Save, separating it from Austria, N. and N.E. by the Danube, separating it from Hungary and Roumania. The capital city is Belgarde [Belgrade]. This country is mountainous, being traversed by portions of three great mountain chains, the Carpathians, Balkans, and Dinaric Alps. The climate is cold in the mountains, but mild and pleasant in the valleys. The inhabitants are Serbs, a branch of the Slavic race, who speak the softest, most musical of all the Slavic dialects. They are noted for their firmness, courage and generosity. Our photo represents a group of Servians in their usual somewhat fantastic dress, demonstrating the usefulness of our Singer Machine, which has found its way over the mountains into thousands of Servian homes." Same text appears on Image ID: 57505.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Costume
Hats
Sewing
Advertising
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Children
Children and adults
Men
Moustache
Sewing Machines

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