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Death : Digging the grave (for the child whose father married into his wife's household). Fire. Graves are never dug without fire. Water to moisten clay with which they stick together the gravestones

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Title:
Death : Digging the grave (for the child whose father married into his wife's household). Fire. Graves are never dug without fire. Water to moisten clay with which they stick together the gravestones
Description:
From a series of ethnographic photographs taken in Macedonian villages in 1932-1933.
Photographer:
Obrebski, Joseph, 1905-1967
Date:
[ca. 1932]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Glass plate negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Ethnography
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Collection (local):
Joseph Obrebski Papers
Series:
Series 9. Photographs
Series 9a. Macedonia Photographs
Subjects:
Burial
Cemeteries
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Gravediggers
Rites and ceremonies
Places:
Macedonia
Extent:
1 photograph ; 5 x 9 cm.
Link to Item:
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Place of origin:
Bitovo (Macedonia)
Language:
English
Identifier:
mums599-b54-i203