Photo, Print, Drawing Image 6 of Pakštas Family, Chicago, Illinois

About this Item

About this Item

Pakštas Family, Chicago, Illinois
Contributor Names
Bradunas, Elena (Collector)
Dovydenas, Jonas (Photographer)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, July 12, 1977
Subject Headings
-  Lithuanian Americans
-  Musicians
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  Illinois -- Chicago
-  Online digital image numbers may be offset by 1 or 2 digits from the film negative frame numbers.
-  Film negative frame numbers, descriptions: 0-4, 6, 11-18, 29-32, 34, 36, Ruta Pakstas, daughter of Balys Pakstas, playing kankles (psaltery), at home 2801 W 38th St, Chicago; 5, 26-27, Ruta and Mr. Pakstas; 7-8, Mr. Pakstas, Ruta, Mr. Yincas Vaitkus (Vaitkevicius); Ruta plays the kankles, the men, birbyne; 9-10, 19-24, Ruta Pakstas, Mr. Vaitkus; 28, Birbyne trio: Mr. Liubomiras Bichnevicius, Mr. Balys Pakstas and Mr. Vincas Vaitkus (Vaitkevicius); 33, 35, Mr. Balys Pakstas with birbyne
35 mm black-and-white film negatives
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: b54874
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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Credit line: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Bradunas, Elena, and Jonas Dovydenas. Pakštas Family, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Illinois, 1977. Chicago, Illinois. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Bradunas, E. & Dovydenas, J. (1977) Pakštas Family, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Illinois, 1977. Chicago, Illinois. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Bradunas, Elena, and Jonas Dovydenas. Pakštas Family, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago, Illinois. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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