Slovak Girls in Traditional Clothing – Early 20th Century Pictures

10 Jan

I recently discovered these photographs of Slovak girls and children (sometimes even men as well) dressed in their traditional clothing. The timeline of the pictures ranges from 1905 up until 1950s, and I find them absolutely delightful and I hope you enjoy them as well!

Zlatá brána (Golden gate) is traditional game of Slovak children, Slovakia, 1928

Slovak girl by Karol Plicka; she almost looks like she could be a 1970s hippie teen dressed in peasant-style clothes, don’t you think!?

Somewhere in Slovakia, 1927 (Irena Blühová)

Sunday Work, Slovakia, 1942, Jan Halaša

Girl from Závadka, Slovakia 1928 (Karol Plicka)

Couple from Jablonec, Slovakia ca. 1905 (Pavol Socháň)

Slovak children, ca. 1952 (Roman Kazimír)

Wedding in Liptovské Sliače, Slovakia ca.1912 (Archive of Matica Slovenská)

Girl, Viničné, Slovakia ca. 1928 (Karol Plicka)

Ždiar, Slovakia 1928

Bridesmaids from Liptov, Slovakia ca.1906 (Pavol Socháň)

Somewhere in Slovakia, 1940 (Ladislav Rozman)

8 Responses to “Slovak Girls in Traditional Clothing – Early 20th Century Pictures”

  1. Michael Hill 10th Jan 2021 at 2:58 pm #

    The young blonde Slovac ( hippy ) is lovely, pity its in black and white, would have made a lovely painting.

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    • Byron's Muse 11th Jan 2021 at 2:56 pm #

      Yes for someone who loves colour as much as I do it’s almost a torture not knowing what colours things are in black and white photographs. I can imagine Marianne Stokes capturing that girl in her art.

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      • Michael Hill 11th Jan 2021 at 3:36 pm #

        I would have liked to commission Gustav Klimt if I had been born at the time and had enough money.

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        • Michael Hill 12th Jan 2021 at 8:08 am #

          I just realized, its Heidi the teenager.

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  2. Upside-down Land 10th Jan 2021 at 3:34 pm #

    Love the Rozman photograph. Many seem very happy in some photographs. I have to wonder if those are pre WW I pics. My history is sketchy, but the region seemed to have suffered a lot from 1914 onwards.

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    • Byron's Muse 11th Jan 2021 at 2:57 pm #

      Well the dates mostly say it’s 1920s, but I think despite the poverty and depression that war time and post-war time usually has, people still have their lives to live despite everything, I imagine the children were children, laughing and playing despite everything.

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    • Michael Hill 11th Jan 2021 at 3:38 pm #

      I think I saw 1928 somewhere, god knows where they ended up in the second world war, doesn’t stand thinking about really.

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  3. Pooja 15th Mar 2021 at 6:01 pm #

    What ever is the fashion attire; but in traditional clothing the women looks like an angel. Little bit staying traditional is lovely as always

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