It’s not often that one comes across a 115 years old photo album of Dalmatia. I am sure that there are few still forgotten in some attics, old family houses… and I hope someone will recognize the beauty and value of those fading images.
Recently, I stumbled upon a beautiful photo album dating back to 1900.
It was a private album of Marasovic family that once owned most of Skradin region. The images were taken by Jerolim Marasović who was a son of a major of Skradin back then. Most of the images have been already seen and published in a 2009 book: Marasović – fotografska zbirka published by Joško and Nataša Zaninović by Krka National Park. The collection is now in Zadar’s Znanstvena knjižnica or Research Library of Zadar.
I have not seen the book so I was quite surprised when I got my hands on the album!
Here are just a few from the album that contains 28 images of Skradin and Skradin region.
Not the best of quality but again, this was a local amateur photographer.
I did not play with colors or filters and wanted to keep the authentic feel I have seen on the images in the album.
And my favorite image:
The images are simply fantastic and give instant goose bumps to everyone interested in our heritage and tradition!