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Photograph - Hungarian Folk Dancers, Szeghalom, Hungary, circa 1935 Image Reg. No: MM 085008

Summary:
Black and white photograph from an album containing a personal story of Julius Toth's immigration experience and a collection of 40 photo reproductions. Julius left Hungary late in 1956 following the unsuccessful Hungarian revolution and subsequent Soviet Occupation. He escaped to Austria where he spent three months in Displaced Persons Camps before migrating to Australia in March 1957. This image is one of six which record Julius' life in Hungary and his family.
Description:
Landscape format, black and white reproduction photograph with a decorative, white border.
Description Of Content:
Row of ten young girls in traditional folk dancing costume, holding out the hem of their skirt in one hand and holding a jug on their shoulder with the other. An older woman is standing behind the group. The girls are outside, standing in front of a row of trees that are adjacent to an unknown building.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.5 cm (Width), 8.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural identity, traditional costumes, immigration, photography, dancers, brought goods, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration, cultural awareness
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: regional costume
Inscriptions: Reverse, handwritten text, in Hungarian and english: Wepitoimous loimyok 1930 on o'vel szegholom / Hungarian folk dancers in the 30s
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Szeghalom, Hungary, circa 1935
User: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 1957-2000

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