Wander the streets and markets of late 19th century Bosnian towns and relish ancient crafts that range from silversmithing to embroidery.
Buying and selling cradles, sieves, small barrels and other household utensils in the street. Men and women are wearing traditional clothes. In the background there are small wooden houses, on the left there is a house made of bricks - Sarajevo, 1918. pic.twitter.com/JAzmje4PJQ
— Bosnian History (@BosnianHistory) July 27, 2020
The account also highlights the lives of the Bosnian Roma, with photos of their daily lives in the early 1900s.
Historic Bosnian architecture also features, resplendent with Ottoman influences.
More recent pictures show everyday life under socialism, or commemorate the Yugoslav war — including the photo below, which shows a Bosnian soldier playing the piano in a destroyed music school in Mostar in 1992.
The Srebrenica genocide, which saw more than 8,000 Bosnians killed in July 1995, is commemorated in a series of posts on @BosnianHistory, including present-day photos of family members still burying loved ones as mass graves continue to be identified.
This was the worst atrocity on European soil since WWII, a mere 50 years after the world said “never again” to the horrors of the Holocaust. Thousands were systematically murdered and buried in mass graves. The victims, mostly Muslim, were selected on the basis of their identity. pic.twitter.com/lG2kxkQDMF
— Bosnian History (@BosnianHistory) July 11, 2020