2009. december 26., szombat

IF_Becoming a pioneer - not sure that I want it enough

Yes, it’s me as a little pioneer at the age of seven in the late eighties.

Like in many other states under control of the USSR, in Hungary during the communist era all pupils of the lower grades had to (well, officially it was optional) enter into the pioneer movement (operated by our communist party). The scarf you see was a traditional item of clothing – typically red, but in this case, for the elementary school entrants blue that stood for Peace.

To be honest I hardly had the time to get the feeling of it ’cause after a couple of years the system went down and with it all its organizations vanished for good.

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Nancy Bea Miller írta...

Wow...great photo and fascinating little snippet of history!

Simonette írta...

Too cute!

Laurel Neustadter írta...

Great photo. Like the small patch of blue against the black and white.

Melissa írta...

Wow, pont ilyen képem nekem is van, csak az enyém fekete-fehér még a 70-es évekböl.

ellistrationfriday írta...

so funny: that's the first thing that came to my mind when i read this week's IF topic - but i was thinking of the chinese or german version of the "pioneers" ...

nice piece! thank you for sharing! nagyon köszönöm :-)

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Michelle Lana írta...

Great work. Love your style!

Karumen írta...

great photo! and the history behind it too. i hv been to hungary just once last last year, to budapest. a vy lovely city!

Pásztohy Panka írta...

thanks karumen! unfortunately never been to hong kong, sure would love to but anyway till then i'll have a closer look at your staff to get the feeling. thanks again and pop in anytime you please!

Anja írta...

Same here in Slovenia. i was a pioneer for few years, but it was at the end of that era, so we were never able to do the fun pioneer stuff :o)
We had white shirts, blue skirts, blue hats and red star on the hat, and red triangle neckcloth.
Those were the days.

I just found your blog via IF and Sketchpause - blog. Love your work.