Artistic photograph of Libuse Brodova

Artistic photograph of Libuse Brodova
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1958
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Budik
This is one of many artistic photos of my wife Libuse Brodova. My wife was and is very beautiful, and so used to frequently work as a model. She came by it more or less by accident, a photographer from Brno, Budik, worked for the archive where she worked, and he asked her to pose for him. This photo was taken on the banks of the Vltava River in Prague in 1958. This is in Novy Svet [a Prague neigborhood], one of a series of photographs. We were poor, there was no money to spare and lots of things also weren't possible to find. So that's why my wife sewed for herself all the dresses she was photographed in. Back then they used to wear petticoats, it was very fashionable, it was the Dior silhouette, the New Look. Wide skirts, which used up lots of cloth, a bodice tight at the waist. Nowadays my wife doesn't sew as much any more; her eyes are bad. But she still sews a lot for our granddaughter, she's got an entire wardrobe from her, of which she's duly proud.

Interview details

Interviewee: Toman Brod
Interviewer:
Lenka Kopřivová
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2005
Praha, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Libuse Brodova
Year of birth:
1932
City of birth:
Breclav
Occupation
after WW II:
Historian
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Kvasnickova
    Year of changing: 
    1954
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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