Old Photos: The Load-Bearing Characteristics of Country Folk in the Mid-20th Century

By , 06 Jan 2018, 09:11 AM Lifestyle
Ivan Ferjančič, Sanabor, 1958 Ivan Ferjančič, Sanabor, 1958 All images from Wikimedia

Share this:

Pictures of people with baskets on their backs. 

This week we take a welcome break from old buildings and the city, and instead turn our eye to the human element, and specifically the load-bearing characteristics of country folk in the mid-20th century. Since each of these pictures tells their own story we’ll just post them here the simplest of captions, all the better to let your mind wander. As ever we thank Wikimedia for their generous archive of out-of-copyright material, and the Slovene Ethnographic Museum for their work in collecting, cataloging, preserving and sharing many of these images. If you like these pictures, do pay them a visit.

Dekla_iz_Malega_Konca_s__cambah-am__(košem)_na_hrbtu_in__korbo__(košaro)_v_roki_1949.jpg

Girl with basket, 1949

Beračenje_v_prekmurski_gostilni_1957.jpg

Begger in 1957

Drva_nese_v_košu,_Robidišče_1951.jpg

Barefoot woman with basket, Robidišče, 1951

Ivan_Ferjančič_z_oprtim_košem_za_sadje,_oglje,_turšco,_Sanabor_1958.jpg

Ivan Ferjančič, Sanabor, 1958

Klara_Šeražuánova_in_Vito_Marjancinin_gresta__seč_an_grabit_,_Robidišče_1951.jpg

Klara Šeražuánova and Vito Marjancinin, Robidišče, 1951

Franc_(oče)_iz_Prapetnega_z_manjšim_košem__oprtnikom__1954.jpg

Man with basket, 1954

Neža_Golob_nese_vodo_iz_studenca_Kopovc_v_brenti,_Hom_1961_(2).jpg

Neža Golob, Hom, 1961

Franc,_Šentviška_Gora,_pri_Jelenkarju,_nosi_gnoj_v_košu_na_njivo_za_repo_1954_(2).jpg

Man with basket, 1954

Kacinova_otroka_neseta_v_košu_plevel,_ki_sta_ga_natrgala_po_krompirju_za_živino._Plužnje_1954.jpg

Children with baskets, Plužnje, 1954

Silva,_3_leta,_Planina,_gre_s_koškom_z_materjo_na_njivo_1954.jpg

Silva, three years old, Planina, 1954

Feliks_Pečjak_s_košem,_Gradenc_1957.jpg

Feliks Pečjak, Gradenc, 1957

Koš_plete._Otalež_1954.jpg

Making a basket, 1954

 

New Total Croatia Info Site

total-croatia-montenegro.jpg

Editorial

Photo of the Week

Photo galleries and videos

This websie uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.