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[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Yanı̈a (Yanya), Ottoman Empire]

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provi...

(1) Middle class Albanian of Yanı̈a (Yanya); (2) poor Albanian of Yanı̈a (Yanya); and (3) peasant from the environs of Yanı̈a (Yanya). Title devised by Library staff. French caption: Yania: Figure 1: Arnaout de... More

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Yanı̈a (Yanya), Ottoman Empire]

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provi...

(1) Wealthy Albanian of Yanı̈a (Yanya); (2) Married Albanian woman of Yanı̈a (Yanya); and (3) Albanian child of a wealthy family. Title devised by Library staff. French caption: Yania: Figure 1: Riche Arnaout d... More

"Another American Madate Appeal" A delegation of prominent Albanians, composed of the major, chief of police, overseer of the poor, Mohammedan Hodja and Christian priest that called upon the two American Red Cross officers in the picture. (Dr. George H. Schlesselman of Fond du Lac.Wis., and Maj. James A. Mills of New York City). And presented a petition appealing to the United States to take the mandate for Albania. Through its relief work in this country the Red Cross gained the confidence and respect of the entire country. It was natural for the Albanians to turn to the relief organization with an appeal for political aid

"Another American Madate Appeal" A delegation of prominent Albanians, ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group title: Personnel, Albania. On caption card: (11646) Used in: ... More

Rushing aid to Albanians: Trusty bullock carts are the sole means of "rushing" aid to pestilence spots in the Albanian mountains, A.R.C. workers have found. Scores of little villages are reached by roadways that no motor truck should negotiate. Slow, patient, and wonderfully strong, these huge water buffalo pull the entire load of a heavy cart by means of a yoke which throws all the weight on their necks. The driver guides them with a short stick and a picturesque vocabulary

Rushing aid to Albanians: Trusty bullock carts are the sole means of "...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Transportation, Albania. On caption card: (1/2146)... More

Albanians in their own land. Although Albanians are considered the world's greatest 'gun totors' they are not at heart so war like or the indeseriminate sic brigands that they are frequently reputed to be. Owing to its geographical location and the permission of the Turkish government, when in control of this Balkan state, to defend its own borders, the Albanian natives carried on a mildly intensive border warfare for many years, and always went armed. American Red Cross workers who have spent months in Albania, where since the war and its drain on all industried resources distress had become proverbial, declare that any foreigner there is treated with greatest respect and courtesy if he is under the 'Besse', or in other words there on good faith. Although women frequently carry guns it is generally known that the Albanian's regard for the sacredness of his women kind is such that any one accompanied by a woman may go wherever he chooses and be entirely uninterfered with

Albanians in their own land. Although Albanians are considered the wor...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Excl. to Underwood & Underwood, until Sept. 26, 1920. Group t... More

He Wants An American Wife. In the center stands an Albanian Boy, who has added an interesting request to the numerous appeals for aid filed with the A.R.C. by thousands of Albanians. He has let it be known that he desires and American wife. This particular chap is one of the wealthy land owners of the country. He is the proprieter of what was once an old feudal estate. Due to the chaotic governemental conditions in the country he has to emply a large force of gendarmerie to guard his holdings

He Wants An American Wife. In the center stands an Albanian Boy, who h...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: General, Albania. On caption card: (1/1680) Gift; ... More

A chief of Thethi, Tribe of Shale [i.e. Shala], Albania

A chief of Thethi, Tribe of Shale [i.e. Shala], Albania

Photograph showing Albanian man standing in a church door wearing traditional silver chain and belt with bullets. RC-9465. Title from item.

Blacksmith, Scutari, Albania

Blacksmith, Scutari, Albania

Photograph showing Albanian man hammering metal on an anvil. RC-9467. Title from item.

School children at Thethi. Shela [i.e. Shala], Northern Albania

School children at Thethi. Shela [i.e. Shala], Northern Albania

Photograph showing group portrait of Albanian children with their Franciscan friar teacher. RC-9357. Title from item.

A mountain bride from the tribe of Hoti, northern Albania. The clothes are of heavy woolen cloth spun and woven by hand and richly embroidered with colored worsteds and gold and silver thread. The jewelry is mostly silver filigree work, a craft in which the Albanians are especially proficient. The large silver cross is a mark of the Catholic tribes all over the north. Her heavy leather belt studded thickly with lead pin, lead nails, each molded and inserted by hand, is the work of special craftsmen in Scutari. She wears the mountain slippers of goat hide called "opanga". Most of the tribal lands of Hoti were given to Serbia by Turkey in 1912 but the people remain Albanian in language and customs

A mountain bride from the tribe of Hoti, northern Albania. The clothes...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Jr. Red Cross. Data: Jr. Red Cross. Classification: Types. Gift; American Nationa... More

[Five girls knitting, Albania]

[Five girls knitting, Albania]

Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection. American Red Cross photo.

Fete day costume, "Shkypetars," men of the eagle, as Albanians are known in their own country ...

Fete day costume, "Shkypetars," men of the eagle, as Albanians are kno...

Man wearing elaborate costume, with pistol tucked in belt, Albania. Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress).