July 26, 2015

1784 ROMANIA (Iaşi) - A chaise of Negruzzi family in Vasile Pogor House

The Vasile Pogor House in Iaşi is the headquarters of the museum of the modern and contemporary Romanian literature, especially the period of the great classics, of the literary society Junimea. The house was built in 1850 by the high official Vasile Pogor together with his wife Zoe. The building has a rich long history connected to the Iaşi cultural life as it is a place where the intellectuality of the city used to meet, the headquarters of the literary society Junimea (1863) and of the review Convorbiri Literare (1867).

Among the famous personalities who used to attend the Junimea society were Titu Maiorescu, P. P. Carp, Th. Rosetti, Iacob Negruzzi, then Mihai Eminescu, Ion Creanga, Ion Luca Caragiale, Ioan Slavici, Vasile Alecsandri, Vasile Conta, A. D. Xenopol, N. Gane, etc. The museum was inaugurated in 1972, and is made up of twelve rooms of the permanent exhibition and an adjoining building inaugurated in 1994, supposed to protect the entrance to the Pogor House catacombs, restored between 1993 and 1994. The chaise which is in the park of the museum belonged of Negruzzi family, and was brought from Memorial House "Constantin Negruzzi" located in Harmeziu village.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of the series Flowers’ Clock I, about which I wrote here

The Romanian Literature Museum from Iassy - CIMEC website

Sender: Marius Vasiliu (direct swap)
Sent from Gura Humorului (Suceava / Romania), on 28.03.2013

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