Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Showing Off

Regular readers will recognise this chap I am sure, he featured on this blog last year in August when he first arrived here at Callum James Heights and became part of 'The Collection'. At the time I asked, on the blog, if anyone could help with the writing on the verso.

It may have taken a little while but as ever the readers of Front Free Endpaper have come up with the goods. Anonymous placed a comment on the original post to tell me that it says "Here I have sent my picture. In it, I am 18 years old" in Hungarian. Brilliant.

I love the fact that is both illuminating and begs so many more questions at the same time. Thank you so much to Anonymous, these little snippets are much appreciated.


Anonymous said...

I'm happy that the comment got noticed! For completeness' sake I can tell you that the caption on the front says the photograph was taken by a Mr. Hozdovits in his studio "opposite the Erzsebet cinema" in Arad, which is now in Romania.

This page, in Romanian, offers a "short history of photography in Arad", mentioning one Tiberiu Hozdovits, active in the 1930s: http://mirceaboran.blogspot.com/. You can find a couple of other photographs from this workshop online.

But as you say, the most interesting questions remain beautifully unanswerable.

Aiden Defreece said...

Once again, thank you for the treats. I continually look forward to your posts.

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