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Photographs of the stateless and travellers

    This is a collection of 221 police photographs of stateless persons and travellers taken by Carl Durheim in a city prison in Bern, commissioned as part of a campaign to document and naturalise stateless persons in Switzerland. Women are well represented in the collection, and brief notes that record their age and other details such as parents’ names and place of origin. The sample image (no. 9) from the collection shows 59-year-old Maria Magdalena Avondo, originally from Sardinia.

    Original source name : Fotosammlung der Heimatlosen
    English translation : Photographs of the stateless and travellers
    Creator : public service
    Document- type 2 : photograph
    Reference number : CH-BAR# E21#1000/131#20507
    Language(s) : German
    Geographical coverage : Switzerland
    Time range : 19thc.
    Year(s) : 1852–1853
    Theme 2 : legal
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Archive name : Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv
    Archive name (English) : Swiss Federal Archives
    Archive address : Archivstrasse 24, 3003 Bern
    City : Bern
    Country : Switzerland
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