Photographs in the Photo Archive’s Old Stock in Gazi Husrev-beg’s Library in Sarajevo
Gazi Husrev-beg’s Library in Sarajevo, beside its rich stock of manuscripts, archival and museum collections, also houses a valuable collection of photographs within the photo archive’s stock, which is divided into the old and the new stock. The focus of this paper is on photographs from the photo archive’s old stock, taken at the time of the arrival of the Austro-Hungarian government, when the first professional photograph stores started up in this area. This paper aims at trying to determine whether the photographs from the photo archive’s old stock were signed by Anton Schadler, Walter Tausch, Ignatz Lederer, Ivica Lisac, Nusret Halačević and other foreign and domestic photographers who made a significant contribution to the development of photography in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or they were taken later in modest photograph stores. Moreover, based on the preserved lists of library materials and other archival materials stored in Gazi Husrev-beg’s Library in Sarajevo, the paper deals with the issue of forming the photo arhive’s stock and the ways to determine the processing, classification and systematization of photographs.