(TEMPERANCE). ~ [Souvenir album of photographs and photographic postcards compiled by a federation of Bulgarian temperance societies]. Popovo (Bulgaria), November 1929.
8vo (181 × 111 mm), containing 29 postcards (all but one photographic), manuscript captions and presentation inscriptions, in French and Bulgarian. Original green velvet covered binding (small glue stain to upper cover).
Compiled in the town of Popovo in the wine-growing region of North Eastern Bulgaria, this souvenir album was compiled by a federation of three local temperance societies and given to one ‘Monsieur Dr. P. Legrain’. Most of the photographic postcards depict society outings, with large groups of men, women and children usually in outdoor settings in all seasons (including what appear to be very harsh winters). Several of the photographs were taken at harvest time, with copious bunches of grapes in evidence. The context of the presentation is not immediately obvious, though may be apparent in the three long inscriptions in Bulgarian accompanied by the purple inkstamps of each of the societies.