Bitola in 1863 – Photos from the collection of Josef Székely

Probably the first photos of Bitola are taken by the Viennese photographer Josef Székely during the 1863 Austro-Hungarian expedition to Macedonia, Northern Albania and Kosovo led by Johann Georg von Hahn. The location of the photos is in the vicinity of the Old army barracks, in today’s city park.

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 Bitola headquarters of the Ottoman army October 1863

Bitola headquarters of the Ottoman army October 1863

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Bitola view from the south October 1863

Bitola view from the south October 1863

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 Bitola view from the south October 1863

Bitola view from the south October 1863

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 Bitola view from the south October 1863

Bitola view from the south October 1863

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Bitola group of Ottoman soldiers October 1863

Bitola group of Ottoman soldiers October 1863

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Bitola group of Ottoman artillerymen October 1863

Bitola group of Ottoman artillerymen October 1863

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