Unique and unknown photos of 1929 Svaneti by an American photographer
12 June, 2015
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A very interesting set of photos of Svaneti, northwestern province of Georgia, has recently appeared on the web. The region is surrounded by mountain peaks from 3000 to 5000 meters high and is the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus.

It is said that the photos were found in the United States Archive and belong to the American photographer called William Osgood Field. They depict the villages and inhabitants of Svaneti in
years 1929 and 1930.

These unique photos also reflect the old Svan people, their lifestyle and culture. The Svans, like other inhabitants of Georgian mountainous regions, are notable for their tough nature, bravery and unique traditions.

Many social media users have recognized the familiar sights and landmarks in the photos. Some of them even noticed their old houses and even ancestors. The photographs were published by a Facebook page called “Radio Utsnobi”(Radio Stranger).

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Feast in Becho village, Svaneti, 1929
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Svan people, 1929

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Old Church in Becho village, 1929

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The guard of the icon. He brought out the icon from the church specially for the photographer

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Old towers of Svaneti

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Svan man, 1929

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Market in Lechkhumi

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Svan woman with children

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Ushba Mountain , Svaneti

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Svan man in a traditional wear called chokha

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Svan man and woman

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