Croatian Coat of Arms

during centuries


Darko Zubrinic, Zagreb, 2005

A text by Josip Juraj Strossmajer (1815-1905), distinguished Croatian bishop.

Source Dr. Hrvojka Mihanović-Salopek: Stella Maris of Slavonian Wheat Fields

1809 seal of the Free City of Osijek (Eszekiensis)


A detail from memorial-book of participators of the First Croatian Savings Bank general meetings 1900-1904
source: Jozo Ivanovic, Croatian State Archives, 2006, ISBN 953-6005-78-6

A detail from the Paris Room of the Croatian School Museum (Hrvatski školski muzej) in Zagreb from 1900.

This cupboard has been made by young Croatian high-school students (Entrepreneurship school) and exhibited at the Paris 1900 Expo.
The Croatian Coat of Arms is on the right.

Bacska, i.e., Bačka football club in Subotica, founded in 1901.
This photo is appearing on the cover page of [Dražen Prčić] and on

Croatian Working Society Progress (Hrvatsko Radničko Društvo Napredak), Kotor 1901
From the front cover page of Stolačko kulturno proljeće, Godišnjak za povijest i kulturu, god. VII., 2009.

Croatian tamburitza players in Kotor in 1901


Left half of a postcard from 1901 with Coat of Arms of United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia

Ethnographic Museum Zagreb (detail from the building built in 1902-1903), architect Vjekoslav Bastl, Mažuranićev trg 14, Zagreb
with coats of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia

Trgovačko-obrtni muzej, a od 1919 Etnografski muzej; arhitekt Vjekoslav Bastl, Mažuranićev trg 14, Zagreb

Source of the above two photos: Vjekoslav Bastl

Trgovačko-obrtni muzej 1902.-1903., a od 1919. Etnografski Muzej u Zagrebu; pojedinost sa stropa dvorane na prvom katu

Croatian coat of arms on the main building of the Croatian Railway, Zagreb, 1903, Mihanoviceva 12

Long Live Croatia Calendar, 1903.

Vitezović, Croatian monthley dedicated to heraldic studies, Zagreb 1903, edited by Emilij Laszowski. Source [Galović]


Decorated clay furnace (detail), with the Coat of Arms of United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia,
beginning of 20th century, town of Krapina near Zagreb

Greeting card from 1904: Hrvatska Hrvatom! (Croatia to the Croats)

Croatian Greeting!
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.

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 Šufflay in 1905, source [Darko Sagrak]

Živila Hrvatska! (Long live Croatia)
Postcard from Zagreb from the beginning of 20th ct. sent to Milan Šufflay, source [Darko Sagrak]

Croatian Benevolent Society (Hrvatsko podporno društvo) in St Louis, USA, in 1905.


Diploma issued by the Union of Croatian Falcon Societies to the Crotian Falcon of Belovar, Zagreb 1906


Croatian Reading Room, Odzak 1906 (now in BiH)

Croatian Falcon Meeting, Zagreb 1906; kept in the Croatian History Museum

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.

Details from Hrvatsko kolo, 1906, a journal published by Matica hrvatska (Matrix Croatica)

Greetings from Belo Virje (from the North of Croatia), a detail from the card.
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 Lošinj.

Tamburitza choir of the Croatian academia society "Mladost" (Youth) in Zagreb, 1906
Source of the photo Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi

Honorable Diploma from the Exhibition of Ilok products and cattle in Zagreb in 1906



Flag of the University of Zagreb from 1907


Napredak, Hrvatski narodni kalendar za 1907., Sarajevo (detail from the cover page),
source [Maric, Pregled...]


Croatian coats of arms, 1907, in the Greek Catholic church of Sv. Antun Pustinjak (St. Anthony the Eremite)
in the village of Kast, Zumberak, Croatia;
many thanks to Mons. Mile Vranesic, Zeljko Pajic (Sosice Dean), Rev. Milan Stipic,
and to Mr. Vlatko Bilic for useful information.

Very nice Coat of Arms of Zumberak


A small barrel for wine with Croatian coat of arms, 1907, Zumberak, Museum of the Basilian Nunnery in Sosice


The town of Karlovac and its Korana river spa,
(coat of arms of the town of Karlovac on the front page)
printed in Zagreb, 1908.


Cup with Croatian coat of arms, 19th century


Decoration on the ceiling of the Franciscan Monastery in Cernik (near Nova Gradiška).
Dating from 1908 or earlier. Information by the courtesy of dr. fra Tomislav Vuk.

Decoration in the church of St. Peter the Apostle in Cernik (near Nova Gradiška).
Dating from 1908 or earlier. Information by the courtesy of dr. fra Tomislav Vuk.

Picture of Josip (Joseph) Mikulec in possession of Dr. Ante Cuvalo, Chicago

A detail on his breast: Croatian Coat of Arms

Croatian adventurer Josip (Joseph) Mikulec set out to circumnavigate the globe on foot in the span of five years. 
With the start of this journey he became a perpetual wanderer. 
Mostly hiking, he traveled the world some 28 years and achieved a degree of fame 
for having collected more than 30,000 autographs of world-famous people.

Joseph Mikulec (Josip Mikulec) with Croatian Coat of Arms.


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, 1909).
Detail from a larger photo published in Mihael Ferić: Hrvatski tamburaški brevijar / The Croatian Tambura Breviary, Šokadija, Zagreb, 2011.,
fascinating book with 1300 photos on 500 pp.

Zagreb Automn Meeting, 1910.

Croatian Bokelj Music in 1910 in Kotor (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 2010.
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.

Prosvjetom k sreći - With education to happiness


Croatian Educational Society "Zrinski - Frankopan", Hrvatski prosvjetni klub "Zrinski - Frankopan"
St. Louis, Missouri, USA, founded in 1910, photo from 1918.
Note the young tamburitzans and the Croatian flag on the right.


Society "Ljudevit Gaj" in Rijeka and Susak (detail), 1910

Zagreb, 1910. Notice the flag Zagrebacke gospodje - Zagreb Ladies.
Kept in the Zagreb City Museum


Nevio Šetić: O periodičkom tisku za hrvatsku mladež u Istri početkom XX. stoljeća [PDF], ČSP, br. 1, 249-293.

The First Zagreb Fair, 1910, one of the earliest ones in Europe.

Jeka (Echo), Croatian emigrant calendar 1910. Source [Carmen Verlichak Vrljičak, Hrvati u Argentini, p 56]


Sports 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:

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 pavillion.
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 Dubrovnik.


Honorary diploma of the Croatian Falcon Society from 1911. On the left below the City of Dubrovnik.
Kept in the Zagreb City Museum.


A 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


Zemljopisni atlas (Geographical atlas), Zagreb 1912


The Karlovac Water Supply, 1914


National Gazette, New York, 1908
(the first Croatian daily newspaper in America; Croatian coat of arms on the right)


Application for membership in Croatian Community of Illinois, USA, 1911


(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 Tesla.

Croatian Falcon - Budva 1914. Source

Zora - The Dawn, Croatian newspaper in Australia, Auckland, 1914


A 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, pp 70-71]

Australia, 1916

Hrvatsko kulturno društvo Napredak (Croatian Cultural Society Progress) from the village of Gornja Lastva
in Boka kotorska, 1919

Coat of Arms of HSS (Croatian Peasant Party) in Novi Vinodolski, arround 1920.
Kept in the City Museum of Novi Vinodolski.

Badges of HSS (Hrvatska seljačka stranka - Croatian Peasant Party)

Badge of H.S.Z (Hrvatska seljačka zaštita - Croatian Peasant Defense)

Kolendar (Calender), New York, issued by Croatian printing and publishing company,1921


University Library, Zagreb, built in 1913,
now Croatian State Archives


University Library, Zagreb, built in 1913,
now Croatian State Archives (HDA); a detail from the main hall (with kind permission of HDA)

Ivo Kerdić: Medal of the Society of Hrvatski Sokol (Croatian Falcon) 1914.

Ivo Kerdić: Medal of Croatian Home-Guard, 1915 (Hrvatska domobranska pješadija, 26. pukovnija)

Zagreb People's Calendar, 1917.

Calendar from 1917, kept in the City Museum of Zagreb.

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 Lipovac, Zagreb.

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, 1920,
kept in the Croatian Military Acadmy in Zagreb.

University of Zagreb Medical School, Department of anatomy

Flag of the Croatian Educational Catholic Female Society
(Hrvatsko prosvjetno katoličko žensko društvo) in Karlovac, 1919,
See Lucija Benyovsky: Društvo Katarina grofica Zrinski, Hrvatska revija, no. 3, 2007, 86-100

Prva hrvatska štedionica (The First Croatian Savings Bank), Zagreb 1921.

Napredak, Hrvatski narodni kalendar za 1922., Sarajevo (a detail from the cover page),
source [Maric, Pregled...]

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 Bobeta, Zagreb.

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.


Competition of Croatian Falcon Societies in Zagreb (Hrvatski sokol), 1925

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.

Stjepan Radic on a scarf from 1920s

From the funeral of Stjepan Radic, 1928, Zagreb, assassinated in the Parliament of Yugoslavia in Belgrade


Diploma issued by the Croatian Falcon Federation to the Coratian Falcon Society in Bjelovar, Zagreb 1925


Coat 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


Badge 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.


Logo of Matica hrvatska (Matrix Croatica) in 1927

Vjekoslav Klaić (distinguished Croatian historian): A Short Survey of Croatian History, Matica hrvatska, 1928.

Ivo Kerdić: Medal of Ksaver Šandor Đalski, Croatian writer, 1927


A 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.

Hrvatski sokol (Croatian Falcon Sports Society), city of Karlovac, 1929

Hrvatski sokol (Croatian Falcon) Osijek, 1929, source

Hrvatsko kulturno društvo "Napredak" 1902.-1927.

SVIJET (World), illustrated journal in Zagreb, 1929

Napredak, Hrvatski narodni kalendar za 1929., Sarajevo (a detail from the cover page),
source [Maric, Pregled...]

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, 1906-1926

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 information. Source.

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).

Varaždinske vijesti

Obrtničko društvo (Entrepreneurship Society), Zagreb

Flag of the Brethren of the Croatian Dragon (Družba braće hrvatskog zmaja), Zagreb, 1930
Croatian History Museum

Coat of Amrs of the Brethren of the Croatian Dragon (Družba braće hrvatskog zmaja)

Amblem of the Druzba hrvatskog zmaja (Brethern of Croatian Dragon) in their building in Zagreb (Kamenita vrata), founded in 1905

A detail from the tree of Croatian Nobility within Družba hrvatskog zmaja (Brethern of Croatian Dragon)







Croatian Coat of Arms on a linen handcraft from the environs of Zagreb, 
exhibited during the International Color Day in Technical Museum in Zagreb.

Exhibited by dr. Željko Knezić, on the occasion of the Internation Color Day, 21 March 2015.

Hrvatska Žena (Croatian Woman) society, Branch 1 of Chicago founded on January 27, 1929. Another 18 branches 
were 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.

Hrvatska žena, ustrojena 27. siječnja 1929, Chicago ILL.
Croatian Woman, founded on January 27, 1929, Chicago ILL., source

Hrvatska žena, grana br. 1, Chicago, 1929-2009
Croatian Woman, branch #1, Chicago, 80th Anniversary, source

Everything for Faith and Home 

Croatian 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 89%.

The man is wearing Croatian Coat of Arms on his suit.

Crkva Majke Božje Sljemenske - Kraljice Hrvata, Zagreb 1932, ceiling (detail)
The church is not far from the top of the mountain of Medvednica near Zagreb.

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 Turkalj, Marta Plazzeriano, Gabrijel Stupica etc.

Majka Božja Sljemenska - Kraljica Hrvata, Zagreb 1932, a detail from the wall

Ivo Kerdić: Medal of Ivan Šarić, Archbishop of Sarajevo, 1932

From the photomonograph by Duško Kliček: I tvoj i moj Lipik: monografija grada Lipika,
Lipik 2009., ISBN 978-953-96542-3-6

Hrvatski crkveni kantual (Croatian Church Cantual), Zagreb 1934
Illustrated by Vladimir Kirin.

Hrvatski 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, Zagreb
(as well as the two photos below)

Živila naša Hrvatska (Long live our Croatia)
HSS (Hrvatska Seljačka Stranka - Croatian Peasant Party), Sombor

Drama section of Miroljub, Sombor 1936.

Evolucija (Evolution), 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, 1937.
H.K.D. Mravince, from Josip Marović: KUD Zvonimir Mravince, 2015.
Many thanks to Katica Delić for sending me the book.

Croatian Cultural Jubilees in the town of Vinkovci, 1937


Croatian 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!

Trogir is one of the most beautiful Croatian cities, and under protection of UNESCO.

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 people."

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 2012.

Croatians 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

Croatian Peasant Society, a flag from 1938

Croatian Peasant Society, a flag from 1938

A gourd decorated with Croatian Coat of Arms, made in the North of Croatia 1938.
Source: Croatian Folk Culture, Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Zagreb, 2004, p. 407.
Bilingual Croatian-English edition.

A detail from the building of Matica hrvatskih obrtnika (Matrix of Croatian Craftsmen), 
Zagreb, Ilica 49 (between Frankopanska street and Britanski trg), built in 1938.

Made by I. Marinković, Zagreb, Nova Ves br. 1.

Jozo Kljaković, distinguished Croatian painter, a fresco in Zagreb (Opatička 27)

Coat of arms of the Plemenita turopoljska općinaNoble district of Turopolje from 1938

Ive Prčić: Bunjevačke narodne pisme (Bunjevac folk poems), Subotica, 1939.

 The church of Sv. Ilija (St. Elias) in the town of Metković, Croatia, has a nice ciborium built in 1940.

During the Holy Mass in the church of Sv. Ilija (St. Elias) in Metković

The ciborium has been consecrated by Mons. Dr. Kvirin Klement Bonefačić (1870-1957),
Split-Makarska bishop, in 1940.

Ivo 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

Mila Wod (1888-1968): 641-1941, Hrvatska sveta godina - Croatian Sacred Year (medal)

Croatian Encyclopaedia
, 1938-1945, initiated by Mate Ujević,
distinguished Croatian lexicographer, containing the ligature HE (Hrvatska Enciklopedija)

Coat of arms of the Independent State of Croatia (1941-1945)

Coat of arms of the Socialist Republic of Croatia during the ex-Yugoslav communist period


K. Kreković, sljubljeni hrvatski i peruanski grb

Autograph of Kristian Krekovic, pintor croata-peruano,
with Croatian and Peruvian coats of arms

Coat of Arms of Kristian Krekovic, composed of centuries old Coats of Arms of Bosnia (lily) and Croatia.
Peruvian Coat of Arms is under them. Painted in 1952 during his sojourn in Peru.

Kristian Kreković's autoportrait from 1950, made in Cuzco in Peru, the old capital of Inca Empire.


A detail from a ceremonial curtain of the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, by Krsto Hegedusic, 1969


Coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia (1991) and of the town of Vukovar


A detail from a ceremonial curtain of the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, by Ivan Rabuzin

One 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. 
He 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.


Christmas 1991
Charles Billich, see source


Zid boli (Wall of Pain) in Zagreb


From the Memorial room dedicated to Croatian defenders of the city of Dubrovnik (the room is in the very centre of Dubrovnik, within the Sponza palace):


Memorial room of Croatian defenders of Dubrovnik


Memorial room of Croatian defenders of Dubrovnik


Memorial room of Croatian defenders of Dubrovnik



Goran Ivanisevic, with Croatian Coat of Arms, early 1990s,
during the most brutal Greater-Serbian attacks on Croatia


Storm Operation, 4-8 August 1995

liberation of parts of Croatia,
in particular of Lika and Knin, from Greater-Serbian occupation

ensuring safe connection between Zagreb, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Dubrovnik,...

liberation of Knin,
Croatian town which never in history was a part of the so called Krajina

deblocade of the town of Bihac in BiH,
preventing the tragedy greater than that of Srebrenica in 1995


A stamp issued on the occasion of liberation of the Croatian town of Knin
during the Storm operation in 1995.



From 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)



Don 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.




Winners of 2005 Davis Cup: Ivo Karlovic, Goran Ivanisevic, Nikola Pilic, Mario Ancic, Ivan Ljubicic (photo by Associated Press)
Croatian 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.


Janica Kostelic
Janica Kostelic,
winning the 2006 Women Alpine Ski World Cup super-G race in Bad Kleinkircheheim
(photo by Ruters/Calle Teornstroem)


Glen Boss with Croatian Coat of Arms, riding on the famous mare Makybe Diva, owned by Tony Santic, Australia
Photo by Wayne Taylor


David Diehl, New York Giants, 2008, photo from CROWN



Ivan Šarić, world chess champion for 2008 under the age of 18,
with Croatian Coat of Arms


Kimono Croatia worn in honour of Croatian ambassador Stambuk's birthday

Tokamachi factor, a paradigm for Japan-Croatia emotional attachement

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.


For more details see Kimono Croatia

Photo by the courtesy of Dr. Drago Štambuk, ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in Japan.


Ivan Mestrovic's St. Jerome in front of the Croatian Embassy, Washington DC, USA


Cravate, photo from


Grb Primorsko-Goranske županije


Croatian Parliament - Hrvatski Sabor, Zagreb
with an old Croatian coat of arms

Coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia, description


Croatia - its History, Culture and Science