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Market scenes in Tirana

Film | Accession Number: 2017.326 | RG Number: RG-60.0178 | Film ID: 4345

"ALBANIA" "Streets and Bazaars of Tirana" Street scenes in Tirana. Craftsmen line up across from the Et'hem Bey mosque (in front of what is now the entrance to the National Library). Shop with three boys. Cobblers making traditional wooden shoes called "nallane". MCUs, market, merchants selling wares. Artisans making "qeleshe", the traditional Albanian cap. Pottery-making. The old bazaar - crowded outdoor market. Pan up, Xhamia e Kokonozit mosque (torn down by the communists in 1967). 01:02:59 Street scenes with pedestrians and building (what is now the Avni Rustemi statue). Four American visitors (the Major Family) move towards the camera in a horse-drawn carriage. LS, bazaar with banner hanging above the street, locals, and two policemen.

01:04:05 "Market Day in Tirana" (color) Xhamia e Kokonozit Mosque. Main market in the center of Tirana. 01:05:01 Xhamia e vjeter (the Old Mosque) (sustained serious damage during battle between the communists and occupying Germans in November 1944; this is now the monument to the unknown partisan). LS, street scenes, pedestrians, bicycles, people sit on curb, children, shops, policemen.

01:06:12 "Friday in Tirana" More shots of the Xhamia e vjeter Mosque (black and white), with a well in the courtyard and man sitting at the entryway, engraved stones. 01:06:39 Brief shot of the Majors, Virginia waves to the camera. Men wash, and others enter the mosque. Herd of goats in the city streets by the Tomb of Kapllan Pasha (01:07:17). Et'hem Bey Mosque. Market scenes.

Event:  approximately 1933-1937
Tirana, Albania
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Ann Major
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:45:49
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