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Portrait of an Albanian couple from Shkodër (northern Albania). Late 19th century. (Studio Marubi, Shkodra).

Portrait of an Albanian couple from Shkodër (northern Albania).

Malisor. Montagnard albanais du nord. Mountain man from Northern Albania.

A Malisor tribesman (Albanian mountain dweller from southern Montenegro).

Portrait of an Albanian family from Shkodër (northern Albania).  Early 20th century.  (Studio Marubi, Shkodra).

Portrait of an Albanian family from Shkodër (northern Albania).

Albanians are descendants of Illyrians which lived and fought side by side with the ancient Romans and Greeks and this is king Genti of the Illyrians.

Albanians are descendants of Illyrians which lived and fought side by side with the ancient Romans and Greeks and this is king Genti of the Illyrians.

Portrait of a young son of the Albanian landlord Zenel Bey, with a relative and a servant.  Late 19th century.

Portrait of a young son of the Albanian landlord Zenel Bey, with a relative and a servant.

Albanians in traditional costumes.  Late 19th century (Studio Marubi, Shkodra).

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A retired army colonel and his daughters who have joined the Albanian guerrilla forces. Albanian Partisans Parading Through Tirana.

Testa di Apollo, prima metà del IVsec. a.C., Butrinto. Museo Storico Nazionale di Tirana

Antikitet-Arber-shqiptar-deshmi-Albert_Vataj-arkiva-memorie-histori_n Hyjnesha. Dea e Butrintit. 350 - 300 p.

Albania 1920

Albania This is more like it was. Not the fake Ottoman garb that was all over the Balkans and Greece.

Jenízaro. (Buen modelo para los Akritas de la Cordillera, con un keffiyeh envolviendo su cabeza)

A ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army). From the Balkans (Epirus or Albania). Late-ottoman, half of the century. This doesn't look a like a Bashi Bazouk but more like a normal Greek or Albanian male.

Three young women from Shkodër (northern Albania), in their festive costumes.  Ca. 1900.   (Studio Marubi, Shkodra).

Three young women from Shkodër, Albania in their festive costumes (photo: Studio Marubi,

Albanian woman 1906.

“Mrika, the woman who carried on the blood-feud”, Albania, According to the source book the pictured woman was noted for killing her brother in law and parents in law after her Brother in law killed her husband.

Albanesen 1871 (Albanian/Arvanite wedding probably in Attica

Albanesen 1871 (Albanian Wedding) The old days were more traditonal than today.

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