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With the Russians - Soldiers rejoicing after the fall of Plevna

From the Russo-Turkish War, Bulgarian front

Print, 1877, 22.1 x 30 cm

Alkis Raftis Collection

 

 

 

James, Lionel (sketch); Haenen, F. de (drawing)

"A curious scene on the Macedonian frontier: Bulgarian troops dancing the "horo" round a camp fire"

"The peasants, who form nine-tenths of the Bulgarian Army, are very musical, and delight in a dance called the "horo". The men form in line, grasp each other's belts, and then dance around in a circle, two steps to the left, eight to the right, singing all the time."

Print, 1903, 21.3 x 29.3 cm

Alkis Raftis Collection

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