Greeting card from 1905, containing a message written in Croatian Glagolitic Script and
sent from the city of Šibenik
to Dobrila Buzolić in Split. Kept in the collection of Josip Meštrović
in Klis near the city of Split.
Hrvatska Eskomptna Banka, Zagreb
Za dom tek živi tko je umro za
nj. (For home lives only the one who has died for it.)
Postcard from Zagreb sent to Milan
in 1905, source [Darko
Živila Hrvatska! (Long live Croatia)
Postcard from Zagreb from the beginning of 20th ct. sent to Milan
Šufflay, source [Darko
Croatian Benevolent Society (Hrvatsko podporno društvo) in St Louis,
USA, in 1905.
issued by the Union of Croatian Falcon
Societies to the Crotian Falcon of Belovar, Zagreb 1906
Croatian Falcon Meeting, Zagreb 1906; kept in the Croatian History
The round Croatian Coat of Arms in the church of St Philip and Jacob in
Novi Vinodolski, with St. John the Baptist on it.
It is dating from the beginning of the 20th century.
from Hrvatsko kolo,
a journal published by Matica hrvatska (Matrix Croatica)
Greetings from Belo Virje (from the North of Croatia), a detail from
Photo from Ivana Posedi: Koprivnička
Podravina na starim razglednicama, Koprivnica 2017. (p. 58)
Nevio Šetić: O periodičkom tisku za hrvatsku mladež u Istri
početkom XX. stoljeća [PDF],
ČSP, br. 1, 249-293.
Mladi Istranin (Young Istrian), a journal published on the island of
Tamburitza choir of the Croatian
academia society "Mladost" (Youth) in Zagreb, 1906
Source of the photo Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi
Diploma from the Exhibition of Ilok
products and cattle in Zagreb in 1906
Hrvatsko-slavonska zemaljska izložba stoke u Zagrebu 1904. Velika srebrna kolajna za dr. Franju Bučara, Zagreb.
Croatian-Slavonian Land exhibition of cattle in Zagreb, 1904. Large silver medal for dr. Franjo Bučar in Zagreb.
Flag of the Croatian singing society "Vienac" (Wreath) from Požega, 1907.
Above the central coat of arms: Sweetness in singing, to the glory of home (U pjesmi nam slast, domu na čast)
Vertical text: godmother (kuma) Hedviga Lerman.
Source: Gradski muzej Požega
coats of arms, 1907, in the Greek Catholic
church of Sv. Antun Pustinjak (St.
Anthony the Eremite)
in the village of Kast, Zumberak,
many thanks to Mons. Mile Vranesic, Zeljko Pajic (Sosice Dean), Rev.
and to Mr. Vlatko Bilic for useful information.
nice Coat of Arms of Zumberak
small barrel for wine with Croatian coat of
arms, 1907, Zumberak,
Museum of the Basilian Nunnery in Sosice
town of Karlovac and its Korana river spa,
(coat of arms of the town of Karlovac on the front page)
printed in Zagreb, 1908.
with Croatian coat of arms, 19th century
Decoration on the ceiling of the Franciscan Monastery in Cernik (near
Dating from 1908 or earlier. Information by the courtesy of dr. fra Tomislav
adventurer Josip (Joseph) Mikulec
set out to circumnavigate the globe on foot in the span of five
With the start of this journey he became a perpetual wanderer.
hiking, he traveled the world some 28 years and achieved a degree of
for having collected more than 30,000 autographs of world-famous
Croatian Coat of Arms carved in stone 1909, in the village of
Višnjica of the Ledinac parish,
south of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Carved by Ivan Zadro according to the sketch of his brother Nikola
Zadro, professor of history in Banja Luka and in Zagreb.
Source of the photo Milka Tica: Stećci
od Zgošće do Ledinca,
naklada Jurčić, Zagreb 2011.
Many thanks to prof. Milka Tica for permission.
Hrvatsko pjevačko i tamburaško društvo "Zvonimir", Babina Greda, 1909.
(Croatian singing and tamburiza
society "Zvonimir"in Babina Greda,
Detail from a larger photo published in Mihael Ferić: Hrvatski tamburaški brevijar / The
Croatian Tambura Breviary, Šokadija,
fascinating book with 1300 photos on 500 pp.
Zagreb Automn Meeting (Zagreb Fair), 1910.
Photo exhbited near the main entrance of the Zagreb Fair.
Bokelj Music in 1910 in Kotor, Boka kotorska
(source: Milos Milosevic, Tripo
Schubert: Tri hrvatska glazbenika i skladatelja, Hrvatska revija, 2,
Zagreb 2007, pp. 49-58)
A group of women from the island of Zlarin in the city of Šibenik in
Photo from the Zlarin Museum. Zlarin is famous for coral hunting and
production of fantastic coral jewelry.
The city of Šibenik has been founded in the year 1066. (i.e., in 11th
ct.), and was at that time a seat of Croatian King Krešimir.
Narodno blago (People's Treasure), Sisak 1910., with Croatian Coat of Arms
society Croatian Falcon (Hrvatski
sokol), Krapina, 1911,
on the occasion of blessing of the flag of the society (detail)
In Antofagasta, a city on the north of Chile, there is an important
community of Croatian immigrants.
Their presence can be seen among others in one of the three pavillions
(Music Pavillion) errected in the central park of the city.
The music pavillion bears the inscription:
LA COLONIA SLAVA
AL PUEBLO CHILEANO
EN COMMEMORACION CENTENARIO
1810 - 1910
However, it is clear from the above photo (a
detail of the octagonal music
pavillion), that La "COLONIA SLAVA" was in fact "LA COLONIA CROATA".
This can be seen from the Coat of Arms of the then Triune Kingdom of
Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia from 1910, which is a part of the
For more details, see the following video:
One of important members of the
Croatian community in Antofagasta, Chile, Pasko Baburizza (1875-1941, born on the
island of Koločep near the city of Dubrovnik),
in cooperation with Frano
Petrinović, owned as many as 74 factories in Antofagasta, with 70,000
workers. He became one of the richest persons in Chile. He worked
tirelessly until the end of his life (and died at the age of 67),
without entertainment and luxurious life. He was helping his native
island of Koločep in various ways, as well as to the famous city of
detail from the title page of Vjekoslav
Klaic's "Povjest Hrvata" (History of the Croats), Zagreb, 1911
2nd All Falcon Meeting in Zagreb 1911
2nd All Falcon Meeting in Zagreb 1911
atlas (Geographical atlas), Zagreb
Karlovac Water Supply, 1914
Gazette, New York, 1908
(the first Croatian daily newspaper in America; Croatian coat of arms
on the right)
for membership in Croatian
Community of Illinois, USA, 1911
STIJEG HRVATA - IHES - SRCE KRISTA
(Flag of Croatians - IHES - Heart of the Christ)
Flag of Maria's congreagation of Young people in Sarajevo, BiH.
The flag was made in 1913 in Luxemburg, on the occasion of the
gathering of about 1500 young people
in front of the Sarajevo Cathedral, in the presence of Pope's legate
and archbishops Josip Stadler and Ivan Šarić.
Source of this information: Katolički tjednik, 22 March 2015, Sarajevo.
Seal from the Royal Real gymansium from the city of Karlovac, Croatia,
the former Higher Real School, which from 1870 to 1873 has
been attended by young Nikola
- The Dawn, Croatian newspaper in
Australia, Auckland, 1914
painting of the Liverpool camp in Australia
by a Croatian intenee during his internement there in 1916, ie in the
course the First World War. Coats of arms represent Dalmatia, Croatia
and Bosnia, with the text below "Zivila Hrvatska" (Long live Croatia).
Potos from [Sutalo,
Croatian Coat of Arms on aainting by Gjuro Friedrich, Oroslavje near
Zagreb, 1919 (detail of a larger painting [JPG]).
Photo by the courtesy of Mirna
Dol na Hvaru (Dol on the island of Hvar), Croatia, a monument to the
victims of the First World War.
Photo by A. Orsini, source Mladen Klemenčić
Flag of the Croatian Falcon (Hrvatski sokol) from the town of Sisak,
kept in the Croatian Military Acadmy in Zagreb.
of Zagreb Medical School, Department
of the Croatian Educational Catholic
(Hrvatsko prosvjetno katoličko žensko društvo) in Karlovac,
See Lucija Benyovsky: Društvo Katarina grofica Zrinski,
revija, no. 3, 2007, 86-100
Prva hrvatska štedionica (The First Croatian Savings Bank),
Hrvatski narodni kalendar za 1922.,
Sarajevo (a detail from the cover page),
Braća Hrvatskog Zmaja 1923. (Confraternity of Croatian Dragon).
Source Đ. Deželić, D. Sečić, M. Petković: Dr. Velimir Deželić stariji, Zagreb
2002., p. 139.
Meeting of the Croatian Peasant Party (Hrvatska seljačka stranka, HSS)
in Lički Novi in 1923.
Meeting in support of Vladko Maček in Gospić, 1930s. Source of the
above two photos is
Ante Bežen, Vesna Grahovac Oražic: Dobri
duh Gospića, MH Gospić, Gospić - Zagreb 2016.
Hrvatski dom (Croatian House) 1925 in the town of
Kostajnica near Zagreb.
Amblem of Kostajnica 1925 containing Croatian Coat of Arms.
Hrvatski dom in Kostajnica.
Many thanks to dr. Vladimir Kodžić, Kostajnica, and to Mr. Stjepan
Linen from the town of Dubica, inspired by Croatian Coat of Arms.
Source Katica Delić: Hrvatska Dubica
u slici i riječi, Dubica 2013.
Linen from the town of Dubica.
of Croatian Falcon Societies in
Zagreb (Hrvatski sokol), 1925
Honorary diploma of Croatian Falcon society of brother Grga Horvatek in Zagreb, 1925, for his exhibited artefacts.
Signed by Franjo Bučar.
Silk woven Croatian Coat of Arms, 1925, kept in the Greek-Catholic
bishopric in Križevci,
in a document dedicated to bishop Janko Šimrak.
Ivo Kerdić: Medal of Hrvatski Sokol (Croatian Falcon), 1925
Ivo Kerdić, distinguished Croatian sculptor: Medal for the Croatian
Falcon, representing Croatian King
Tomislav from 925 AD (on the occasion of 1000 years), 1925
Commemorative book from 1925, marking thosand years since Croatian King
Tomislav (who reigned during the first half of the 10th century).
Prepared by Klaić, Kerdić, Hocker and Martinić, kept in the Croatian
History Museum in Zagreb.
Croatian Peasant Party (Hrvatska seljačka stranka, HSS) gathering in Novska, east of Zagreb, 1923.
The HSS was founded by Stjepan Radić. Photo from the Sajko Museum Collection, Novska.
the funeral of Stjepan
Radic, 1928, Zagreb,
the Parliament of Yugoslavia in
issued by the Croatian Falcon
Federation to the Coratian Falcon Society in Bjelovar, Zagreb 1925
of Arms of Dr. Gjuro Kumicic, 1926, by the
rescript of the Brothers of Croatian Dragon.
Left below in the flag is the mountain of Sisol in Istria, in
South-West of Croatia.
Kept in the City
Museum of Zagreb
of Hrvatski sokol in Ilok
(Croatian Falcon in Ilok, sports society), 1906-1926, disappeared from
the Museum of the town of Ilok during the Serbian 1991-1997 occupation
of this Croatian town on Danube river. Source: Museum of the town of Ilok.
of Matica hrvatska (Matrix Croatica) in
Vjekoslav Klaić (distinguished Croatian historian): A Short Survey of Croatian History,
Matica hrvatska, 1928.
Ivo Kerdić: Medal of Ksaver Šandor Đalski, Croatian writer,
badge of Croatian Reading Room in Začretje
(Sveti Križ near Zagreb), 1878-1928
Ivo Kerdić: Medal of Croatian politician Stjepan
Radić, made on the
occasion of his assassination
in the Yugoslav parliament in Belgrade in 1928.
The journal Božićnica (Božić = Christmas), published by the Radić Slavic Library (Radićeva Slavenska Knjižara), 1930 Zagreb
sokol (Croatian Falcon Sports
Society), city of Karlovac, 1929
Hrvatski sokol (Croatian Falcon) Osijek, 1929, source
kulturno društvo "Napredak"
SVIJET (World), illustrated journal in Zagreb, 1929
Hrvatski narodni kalendar za 1929.,
Sarajevo (a detail from the cover page),
The Napredak School "King Petar Svačić" (Napretkov konvikt "Kralj Petar
Svačić"), Mostar, B&H.
Published in 1929 in the above "Napredak", Hrvatski narodni kalendar,
p. 176, which is a photo accompaning
the article by Dr. Fra Leo Petrović: Napretkova đački konvikt "Kralj
Petar Svačić" u Mostaru, pp. 192-192.
Hrvatski sokol (Croatian Falcon), Sarajevo, 1909-1929
Hrvatski sokol (Croatian Falcon) Jastrebarsko, 1906-1926
Hrvatski sokol (Croatian Falcon) Koprivnica,
Ivo Tijardović: Kraljica lopte
(Queen of Ball), Split, 1926.
Hajduk (from the city of Split) is the only soccer club in the world
which has its own operetta, composed already 1926.
Many thanks to Dr Lea Botteri, University of Zagreb, for her kind
Dedication by the author, Ivo Tijardović, distinguished Croatian
composer, in Split 1926,
on the occasion of the then 15th anniversary of the soccer team of
Hajduk (founded in 1911).
Croatian Coat of Arms on a linen handcraft from the environs of
exhibited during the International Color Day in Technical Museum in
Exhibited by dr. Željko Knezić, on the occasion of the Internation
Color Day, 21 March 2015.
Seal of H.S.S. (Hrvatska seljačka stranka - Croatian Peasant Party)
in the town of Tivat in Boka kotorska, 1928. The founder and leader of H.S.S. was Stjepan Radic.
Photo from [Vidmarovic, Prilog
povijesti Hrvata Gornje i Donje Lastve].
Žena (Croatian Woman) society, Branch
1 of Chicago founded on January 27, 1929. Another 18 branches
founded throughout the United States supporting churches, schools,
charities and cultural programs as well as the
American military during
World War II. Source Vladimir Novak.
žena, ustrojena 27. siječnja 1929,
Croatian Woman, founded on January 27, 1929, Chicago ILL., source www.cuvalo.net
žena, grana br. 1, Chicago, 1929-2009
Croatian Woman, branch #1, Chicago, 80th Anniversary, source www.cuvalo.net
Everything for Faith and Home
Coat of Arms on a flag of the fire
station in the village of Osekovo in 1930, in the region of Moslavina,
west of Zagreb;
source Mandica Svirac (ed.): Lepa
ti je Moslavina,
Krscanska sadasnjost, Zagreb 1998., ISBN 978-953-151-209-4
Vjekoslav Heinzel, Mayor of the city of Zagreb,
with his wife, at the playground of Građanski (today the playground
of the Soccer Club Zagreb). Source Zvonimir Milčec: Galantni
Zagreb, Mladost Zagreb 1989. (2nd edition), p. 240.
A part of the the amblem of Građanski is Croatian Coat of Arms.
Photo taken between the two World Wars in the village of Kukujevci
in Eastern Srijem.
The suit of the man contain Croatian Coat of Amrs. Photo by Hrvatska
matica iseljenika, Zagreb.
The costume below, also nicely decorated with Croatian Coat of arms, is
from the same village.
Between the two World Wars, the village had a vast Croatian majority of
The man is wearing Croatian Coat of Arms on his suit.
Crkva Majke Božje Sljemenske - Kraljice Hrvata,
Zagreb 1932, ceiling
The church is not far from the top of the mountain of Medvednica near
Detail from the ceiling of the church of Majka Božja Sljemenska -
Kraljice Hrvata, Zagreb, 1932.
Architect Juraj Denzler, with participation of Croatian
artists: Radoje Hudoklin, Vanja Radauš, Josip
Marta Plazzeriano, Gabrijel Stupica etc.
Majka Božja Sljemenska - Kraljica Hrvata, Zagreb 1932, a detail from
Ivo Kerdić: Medal of Ivan Šarić, Archbishop of Sarajevo, 1932
From the photomonograph by Duško Kliček: I tvoj i moj Lipik: monografija grada Lipika,
2009., ISBN 978-953-96542-3-6
Hrvatski crkveni kantual
(Croatian Church Cantual), Zagreb 1934
Illustrated by Vladimir Kirin.
radiša, Zlatne ruke Krizevaca,
published in 1934 (from the title page)
Zajezda, Hrvatsko Zagorje (near the mount of Ivanščica)
source Franjo Martinez: Oko naše
gore Ivanščice, Čakovec 2012., p. 91
Croatian singing chori Miroljub,
Sombor, founded in 1936.
Exhibited in the Archives of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts,
(as well as the two photos below)
Živila naša Hrvatska (Long live
HSS (Hrvatska Seljačka Stranka - Croatian Peasant Party), Sombor
Drama section of Miroljub,
journal of Lika Croatians published in the city of Zagreb
Choir of Spiritual Youth, Zagreb
on the occasion of its centernary
Flag of the Croatian Cultural Society Mravince,
H.K.D. Mravince, from Josip Marović: KUD
Zvonimir Mravince, 2015.
Many thanks to Katica Delić for sending me the book.
Cultural Jubilees in the town of
coat of arms on the City Hall of the
town of Trogir with two verses of Croatian Anthem,
placed in 1935, removed by fascists in 1941, placed again thirty years
later in 1971,
removed in 1974, and placed again in 1990!
is one of the most beautiful Croatian
cities, and under protection of UNESCO.
Zagreb Fair 1937 (Zagrebački Zbor), Croatian National Handicraft
Announcement of Croatian pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 1937
Source of the above photo and the following seven:
Claude Grbeša (ed.), Stepinčevim
stazama po Svetoj Zemlji, 2013., Zagreb
Altar of St. Nikola Tavelić
(Croatian friar, died in 1391, canonized in 1970) in Yerusalem,
created upon the suggestions of Ivo Kerdić, professor at the Academy of
Fine Arts, in 1937.
Inscribed at the bottom of the altar: "Blessed Nikola Tavelić,
pray for Croatian
Pilgrimage of Croatian people
organized in 1937 to Yerusalem and other parts of Israel.
Altar of St. Nikola Tavelić in Yerusalem. Photo by Claude Grbeša in
in Holy Land, memorial book published in 1938 in Zagreb.
100 000 signatures of Croatian
people, collected in 11 books (leather
binding decorated by Ivo Kerdić),
brought to Yerusalem in 1937.
Artefacts created upon the suggestions of Ivo Kerdić,
professor at the
Academy of Fine Arts,
brought during Croatian pilgrimage to Yerusalem in 1937
Croatian flag from Saint Louis, USA, made of silk, kept in the City
Museum of Novi Vinodolski.
Dating from 1938.
Croatian Newspaper and Croatian Venus, 1938
Peasant Society, a flag from 1938
Peasant Society, a flag from 1938
A gourd decorated with Croatian Coat of Arms, made in the North of
Source: Croatian Folk Culture,
Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Zagreb, 2004, p. 407.
Bilingual Croatian-English edition.
detail from the building of Matica
hrvatskih obrtnika (Matrix of
49 (between Frankopanska street and Britanski trg), built in 1938.
Made by I. Marinković, Zagreb, Nova Ves br. 1.
distinguished Croatian painter, a fresco in Zagreb
Prčić: Bunjevačke narodne pisme (Bunjevac
folk poems), Subotica, 1939.
Exhibition of Croatian fruits, Zagreb Fair, 1939,
under the auspices of Dr Vladko Maček
The church of
Sv. Ilija (St. Elias) in the town of Metković, Croatia, has a nice
ciborium built in 1940.
The votive altar of Sacred Heart of Jesus the King was carved by
distinguished Croatian artist Mila Wod, thanks to donations of
During the Holy Mass in the church of Sv. Ilija (St. Elias) in Metković
The ciborium has been consecrated by Mons. Dr. Kvirin Klement
Split-Makarska bishop, in 1940.
Kerdić: Medal of Banovina Hrvatska
(Croatian Banovina), 1940.
Grb ministranata 1940, village of Čuntić, Banija, Croatia
Silk flag of Croatian Catholic Youth (Hrvatska katolička mladež), 1940,
kept in the Croatian Military Academy in Zagreb
(1888-1968): 641-1941, Hrvatska sveta godina - Croatian Sacred Year
of our best
theoretical physicists was Gaja Alaga
(1924-1988), member of the Croatian Nobility from Backa and Bunjevci Croat.
Professor Gaja Alaga,
distinguished theoretical physicist, on the left, a member of
the Croatian Nobility.
worked not only in
Zagreb, but also at the Niels Bohr
Institute in Copenhagen, Berkeley, Ludwig-Maximilians University in
Munich etc. In 1955,
in cooperation with K. Alder from Switzerland, A.
Bohr from Denmark and B. Mottelson from the USA,
he discovered the so
called K-selection rules and intensity rules for beta and gamma
transitions in deformed nuclei.
room dedicated to Croatian
defenders of the city of Dubrovnik
(the room is in the very centre of
Dubrovnik, within the Sponza palace):
with Croatian Coat of Arms, early 1990s,
during the most brutal Greater-Serbian attacks on Croatia
Operation, 4-8 August 1995
of parts of Croatia,
in particular of Lika
and Knin, from
ensuring safe connection
Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Dubrovnik,...
liberation of Knin,
Croatian town which never in history was a part of the so called Krajina
of the town of Bihac in BiH,
preventing the tragedy greater than that of Srebrenica in 1995
stamp issued on the occasion of liberation of
the Croatian town of Knin
during the Storm operation in 1995.
the 2005 burial of Croatian defenders of
the city of Vukovar, killed in 1991.
The woman in the middle burried the two arms of her husband.
(copyright by Julija Vojkovic)
Petar Vuletic, Catholic priest, painter and
poet, worked among Croats in Los Angeles (died in 1998).
This portrait made by Srecko Kriste is kept in Ravno,
in Eastern Herzegovina, not far from Dubrovnik.
team won the 2005 Davis Cup Tournament
in the final match with Slovakia in Bratislava.
This is one of the greatest achievements in the history of Croatian sport.
winning the 2006 Women Alpine Ski World Cup super-G race in Bad
(photo by Ruters/Calle Teornstroem)
Boss with Croatian Coat of Arms, riding on
the famous mare Makybe Diva, owned by Tony
by Wayne Taylor
Diehl, New York Giants,
2008, photo from CROWN
chess champion for 2008 under the age of 18,
with Croatian Coat of Arms
Croatia worn in honour of
Croatian ambassador Stambuk's birthday
factor, a paradigm for Japan-Croatia
The winning silk kimono
named Croatia has been made in
Tokamachi in the memory of the Croatian national football team's
presence during the World Cup 2002 in Japan. The Mayor's daughter has
worn it for the Croatian ambassador's birthday.