Fascinating Color Photographs of Romania in the 1930s

Fascinating Color Photographs of Romania in the 1930s

The 1930s was the decade of crisis for Romanian democracy. The world depression exacerbated existing economic problems and sharpened social tensions and thus gave impetus to those forces hostile to the prevailing parliamentary system.

The crisis enhanced the appeal of anti-Semitism among certain elements of society, who used it to rally support for their particular brand of nationalism. Foremost among organizations that made anti-Semitism the ideological core of their new Romania was the Iron Guard, which reached the height of its popularity in the mid 1930s.

1930-a-group-of-saxon-and-romanian-peasants-gather-at-the-market-place

1930 – A group of Saxon and Romanian peasants gather at the market place

1930-a-view-of-peles-castle-on-the-hill-side-sinaia

1930 – A view of Peles Castle on the hill side (Sinaia)

1930-a-view-of-queen-maries-sitting-room-bran

1930 – A view of Queen Marie’s sitting room (Bran)

1930-a-view-of-the-harbor-of-constanta

1930 – A view of the harbor of Constanta

1930-a-view-of-the-palace-of-the-dowager-queen-marie-sinaia

1930 – A view of the palace of the Dowager Queen Marie (Sinaia)

1930-a-young-romanian-family-poses-before-they-work-in-a-field

1930 – A young Romanian family poses before they work in a field

1930-people-sit-around-the-lido-an-outdoor-swimming-pool-bucharest

1930 – People sit around the Lido, an outdoor swimming pool (Bucharest)

1930-people-sit-on-the-beach-and-swim-in-the-water-of-the-black-sea

1930 – People sit on the beach and swim in the water of the Black Sea

1930-people-work-in-the-gardens-outside-a-beach-side-casino-constanta

1930 – People work in the gardens outside a beach side casino (Constanta)

1930-three-teenage-boys-pose-next-to-a-fence-in-their-sunday-costumes

1930 – Three teenage boys pose next to a fence in their Sunday costumes

1930-two-people-stand-and-sit-beside-the-danube-river

1930 – Two people stand and sit beside the Danube River.

1930-two-people-stand-on-a-hill-above-an-oil-field-moreni

1930 – Two people stand on a hill above an oil field (Moreni)

1930-two-women-stand-and-sit-outside-a-tea-house-bran

1930 – Two women stand and sit outside a tea house (Bran)

1930-young-men-stand-in-their-traditional-saxon-church-outfits

1930 – Young men stand in their traditional Saxon church outfits.

1930-young-peasant-boys-saw-wood-outside-of-a-farmhouse

1930 – Young peasant boys saw wood outside of a farmhouse

1931-a-view-of-farmers-at-work-in-a-field-in-the-carpathain-mountains

1931 – A view of farmers at work in a field in the Carpathain Mountains.

1934-a-man-sits-on-a-wall-by-a-garden-belonging-to-a-greek-orthodox-church

1934 – A man sits on a wall by a garden belonging to a Greek Orthodox church.

1934-a-man-stands-guard-of-castle-peles-with-mountains-in-the-background-sinaia

1934 – A man stands guard of Castle Peles, with mountains in the background (Sinaia).

1934-a-priest-stands-beside-a-painted-church-built-by-stephen-the-great

1934 – A priest stands beside a painted church built by Stephen the Great.

1934-a-salesgirl-stands-by-her-clothing-stand-selling-embroidered-attire-bucharest

1934 – A salesgirl stands by her clothing stand, selling embroidered attire (Bucharest).

1934-a-young-man-guards-the-tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-in-carol-park-bucharest

1934 – A young man guards the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Carol Park (Bucharest).

1934-families-of-the-northern-province-bucovina-pose-dressed-in-costume

1934 – Families of the northern province Bucovina pose dressed in costume.

1934-four-young-ladies-stand-in-front-of-a-fence-in-silken-attire

1934 – Four young ladies stand in front of a fence in silken attire.

1934-picnickers-traveling-in-the-mountains-stop-with-their-wagons-to-rest

1934 – Picnickers traveling in the mountains stop with their wagons to rest.

1934-the-people-of-rucar-broke-from-household-chores-to-pose-for-a-photo

1934 – The people of Rucar broke from household chores to pose for a photo.

1934-three-men-use-scythes-to-work-in-the-hayfield

1934 – The people of Rucar broke from household chores to pose for a photo.

1934-women-work-in-the-garden-in-front-of-bran-castles-tea-house

1934 – Women work in the garden in front of Bran Castle’s tea house.

Via: vintag.es

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