Rare 100 Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants - Daily American Buzz

Rare 100 Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants

“Albanian Soldier”, c. 1910

“The truncated brimless felt cap is known as a qeleshe, whose shape was largely determined by region and moulded to one’s head. The vest, known as a jelek or xhamadan, was decorated with embroidered braids of silk or cotton; its colour and decoration denoted the region where the wearer was from and their social rank. Most likely this soldier is from the northeastern regions of Albania, judging by the cut and colour of his outfit.” 

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