"Photographs from the Revival" Collection List of all National History Museum collectionsSewing CollectionChest and other honors and awards collectionNumismatics and Sphragistics CollectionUrban Wear and Uniforms Collection"Bronze Age" collection from the middle of the XNUMXth millennium BC. until the end of the XNUMXnd millennium BC."Photographs from the Revival" Collection "Documents from the Revival" CollectionCollection Bulgaria (XV – XVII century)"Anchors and Poles" CollectionCollection "Graphics" (stamps)Collection "Fund Library - Old"Collection "Traditional Clothing"Weapons CollectionCollection "Documents after 1944"Collection "Documents from the period 1878 - 1944."Collection "Jewelry XVIII - XX century"Fabric CollectionFlags CollectionCollection "Watches""Posters" CollectionCollection "Photographs from the period 1878 - 1944."Collection "Fund Library - New" To collections Plan a visit The photographs are a valuable source of information about the historical past of the Bulgarians from the 19th century, through them the history is accurately and objectively illustrated. The photos are also a source of information about the development of Bulgarian photography. In museum practice, photographs are used in research, exhibition and publishing activities, in the organization of exhibitions and museum expositions, in the creation of films, in the coverage of anniversaries of important historical events. The "Photographs from the Revival" collection from the National Museum of History fund contains over 300 inventory numbers. It stores original or photo-reproduced portraits and photos of a documentary nature. Chronological boundaries include photographs from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.The main principle in the formation of the collection is the search, storage and exhibition of photographs documenting leading Bulgarian Revival figures, their families and associates and foreign figures with an important role in the historical destiny of Bulgarians from the 19th century. Parallel to the main thematic line, the collection is complemented by documentary evidence - photos, photo reproductions and postcards with images of significant historical places and memorable events related to the Bulgarian Revival. Read the whole text The collection includes: – Portraits of Bulgarian educators who lived and worked in the Renaissance era (Dobri Chintulov, Vasil Drumev, Sava Dobroplodni, Hilarion Makariopolski, Argira Zhechkova) – Portraits of the ideologues of the national revolutionary organization, participants in the legions, apostles and actors of the April Uprising, Bulgarians sent into exile, militiamen from the Liberation War (Vasil Levski, Hristo Botev, Dimitar Pashkov, Georgi Minchev, Marin Poplukanov, Atanas Uzunov, Prokopi Dyankov , Simo Sokolov, Zheko Dimitriev) - Foreign actors related to Bulgarian pre-liberation history - engaged in various missions in support of the Bulgarian revival cause, portraits of commanders in chief of the Russian army during the Liberation War of 1877-1878 (General Skobelev, Count Ignatiev) – Group portraits of insurgents, defenders, militiamen and photos of events (Chervenovodskaya Cheta, Defenders of the Kozloduy Beach) – Portraits of relatives and friends of the revivalists (Gina Kuncheva, Yana Kuncheva, Nun Evgenia, Ivanka Boteva, Natalia Karavelova) – Photos of unknown persons from the 19th century, testifying to the lifestyle and clothing, family and social relations in the Bulgarian Renaissance society) - Photographs of historical places, monuments and celebrations related to the national liberation struggles of the Bulgarian people (Transferring the bones of G.S. Rakovski from Bucharest to Ruse, 1885, Vasil Levski's monument in Karlovo, Saving the Samara flag, Captured Osman Pasha in Pleven, 29.11.1877 Skobelev Park in Pleven) Portrait Hristo Botev (1848-1876) photo studio "N. S. Hitrov" Card "Consecration of the memorial plaque for firing the first rifle in Koprivshtitsa, May 15, 1929" Issued by St. Kozinarov, sent as a greeting from Koprivshtitsa to a recipient in Sofia. Photo of the Gadjal voivode (Georgi Iliev Simeonov) with a saber and medals. A revolutionary and militiaman, called the "Soldier of the Century" because of his participation in all the wars and uprisings in the region. Photo of militiaman Marko Vyalov With rebel clothing and weapons. Portrait of Duke Hristo Nikolov Makedonski He participated in the First and Second Bulgarian Legions, in the detachment of Hadji Dimitar and Stefan Karadzha, and in the preparation of the Sarozagorsk and April Uprisings. Photo of nun Evgenia (Ana Boyadzhieva), Levski's teacher and companion With his sister Stefana. Postcard "The First Bulgarian Artillery (Cherry Ball) With an inscription in French: Commemoration of the revolution of the Bulgarians against the Turks, April 20, 1876. Portrait of Natalia Karavelova, wife of Lyuben Karavelov. Sent from Belgrade to Budapest in 1891 on the occasion of a wedding ceremony. A card with a portrait of Gen. Mikhail Skobelev, called the "White General" Commander of the Caucasian Cossack Brigade of the Danube Russian Army at the Siege of Pleven. His military skills created the military proverb "Where Skobelev is, there is victory." Family portrait of Vasil (Vasilaki) Writer, public figure and politician and his wife Elena Radionova. Photo of Simo Sokolov's children Nadezhda, Alexander, Lyuba and Vera. Voivode Simo or Captain Simo Groznatovski was a participant in the Serbian-Turkish war of 1876 and the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878. After the Liberation, he was an officer in the Bulgarian army and a representative of the 1st National People's Congress. Portrait of Yana Kuncheva-Nachova (1835 – 1913) Sister of Vasil Levski Photo of the family of Nikola Enev Chakalov, Tarnovo, 1892. Seated: he, his daughter Blagovesta and his wife Cyriaca; father: sons Yanko - sociologist (graduated in Geneva), Boyan - doctor (graduated in Geneva); Stoyan - clerk; Hristo – Pravist (graduated in Geneva) and governor of the BNB. Group photo of Dimitar Pashkov, Marin Pop Lukanov and Georgi Minchev Disguised as Kurdish peasants during their escape from exile in Diyarbakır, 1876.