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Title:

[A group of prisoners and civilians receiving Holy Communion] [An iconographic document]

Date issued/created:

[1913]

Description:

The photo depicts a large group of people: prisoners, watchmans and civilians (including two altar boys, a priest and an elderly woman) posing for the camera in front of a big metal gate and a brick wall (a fragment of it). The person standing in the middle of the group is holding a long lit candle and a prayer book. According to the photo’s owner, it depicts a son of a farmer from the village of Kokoszyce (Pszów commune, Rybnik district, Katowice voivodeship) as a prisoner in a festive outfit, celebrating his First Communion as an adult person in a prison (he was sentenced to death for committing murder) – year 1913 ; The photo sent to the contest named “Photography of the Polish village pre-1948” organized in 1983 by the quarterly “Fotografia” (Photography) and the weekly “Nowa Wieś” (New village). Copy of the photo kept at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (former Institute for the History of Material Culture)

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; material culture ; social culture ; spiritual culture ; man ; punishment ; prison ; religiosity ; Holy Communion ; religious rites ; clothing ; Kokoszyce (Wodzisław Śląski, Poland)

Resource type:

Obraz

Detailed Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

IAiE PAN, no. call 127-31

Source:

IAiE PAN, nr inw. 127-31

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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