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We have a small online collection of historical photos and documents about a Hungarian village, Tök (in Pest County). Our village has nice and great historical and cultural heritage. We would like to show you a small selection about it.

Location:
Our village is Tök located in the Zsámbék Basin, Cca. 30 km (18,6 miles) far into the west direction from Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. Easy to approach fom the Budapest-Vienna highway (M1), travelling to exit Zsámbék.

Our village is in the Google map

The village has nice cultural heritage and long history. There are lots of archeological findings, beginning from the neolith, tombstones, cemetery, and other findings from the age of the Roman Empire, graves from the Eurasian Avars, etc. In the border of the village has the „Old Church” ruins, the „Bad Church”, from the age of the 12th century. We know the first Royal Charter, where we can find the name of the village, from the year of 1278. Other monuments, the  Calvinist Church, in the village center, with painted wood ceiling elements from the 18th century, and an old Inn, the „Plettler House”, near the Main Road, was built in the 19th century. Near the Main Road, you can find the Calvinist Cemetery with old tombs, beginning from the 18th century. The village is in a historical wine region, many wine cellars there, the greatest cellar row is the „Aligvárom”.

The near villages destroyed under the Ottoman Empire era (16th-17th century in Hungary), and in the 18th century under the Habsburg Monarchy they were full with German settlers, they were Catholics. In these times Tök was a small Calvinist, Hungarian “island” in the Buda Region. The village was estate of the Zichy Family, later Royal Demesne.  We know the old family names in the village beginning from the 18th century, and lots of families living here from that times…
The village is in ethnics: traditional Hungarian village, the habitants are in the Calvinist religion, from the 17th century, only a small ethnic group of the Hungarian Gipsies, are Catholics. The village has interesting ethnographic and cultural heritage, was very closed area for a long time, therefore preserved lots of archaic things and habits.

Our Collection:

We have selected our photos and documents according variety of topics. Although the descriptions are found in Hungarian language, here find a brief guide to browse the photos. (All links open in new window)

Our site structure and topics:

Topmenu:

Tök Község – Tök Village (  ukflag General overview from the village)
Képgaléria (Photo Gallery without descriptions)
Diavetítés (Photos in Slideshow with folk music)
Falumúzeum (local historical exhibition – only in Hungarian Language)
Impresszum (contact information, names etc. – only in Hungarian Language)

Mainmenu:

DOCUMENTS: (DOKUMENTUMOK)
Historical resources and literature from the village (descriptions only in Hungarian Language)

General Historical Documents (Általános Történelmi)
Royal charters, tax census and other documents, church records, historical stamps of the village, documents about The Great War

Other Documents (Egyéb dokumentumok)
The crest (Coat of arms) of the village, painted wood ceiling of the Calvinist Church from the 18th century, materials of the folk music heritage, war memorials, old tombs from the Calvinist Cemetery from the 18th and 19th century, stone tablets from the age of the Roman Empire (Eraviscus Celtic tribes heritage)

Personal Documents (Személyes Dokumentumok) 

Historical Maps (Térképek)
Historical maps beginning from the 18th century, some maps available in German Language too. You can see maps from the village and the lands of the village, households and the lands of the peasants with names and socages, and a cross section drawing from a water mill…

ETHNOGRAPHIC PHOTO SELECTION:

LIFESTYLE (ÉLETMÓD)

Old houses, cottages, architecture (Népi építészet) 

Hundred years old houses, cottages, with white walls and sometimes with thatched roofs. “Long houses ” with porch and great stalls (stock-yard).

Streetview (Utcakép) 

Old postcards, old streetview of the village with public buildings, the center of the village with the church, old school, and the community center.

Traditional and old costumes (Viselet) 

Traditional costumes of the villagers, husbandmen and women, families, wedding portraits, brides in traditional costumes with long traditional diadem (“lógó”- dangling), bridegrooms with posy (“bokréta”) in well-groomed boots, nuptial photos. The women often wearing festive dresses, from black color shiny satin materials, cloth bounded their heads, their long hair in wreath bounded. The traditional localman has fur-cap, long moustache, wearing blue apron, and pipe-smoking. Personal portraits, young girls and boys.

Gypsy musicians (Zenész cigányok) 

Traditional old musicians Gypsy families live in Tök, they played in nuptials, fests, at the wine cellars and in the jerry (“csárda”).

HUSBANDRY (farming, live-stock) (GAZDÁLKODÁS)

Live-stock (Állattartás)

Farming (Földművelés)

 

TRADITIONS (NÉPSZOKÁSOK)

On the Life Rounds (Az élet fordulóin)

Wedding portraits, brides in traditional costumes with long traditional diadem (“lógó”- dangling), bridegrooms with posy (“bokréta”) in well-groomed boots, nuptial photos. The women often wearing festive dresses, from black color shiny satin materials, cloth bounded their heads, their long hair in wreath bounded.  Confirmation group photos, the girls in white.

Other habits (Egyéb szokások) 

At the cellars, going to the church, localmen drinking in the pub, women talking and sitting on the bank, front of the house…

Work-related habits (Munkához kapcsolódva)

Vintage, horse-drawn carriage parade, group pictures and vintage festival.

Festive habits (Naptári ünnepeken )

Easter in the village (Easter watering).

 

HISTORICAL PHOTO SELECTION:

Aldermen (Elöljárók)

Events (Fontos események)

Schoolchildren and teachers (Iskolások)

War Heroes from The Great War (Katonáink az I.világháborúban)

Coteries (Társadalmi szervezetek, körök)

 

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