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[Busy Street, Constantinople], circa 1900

Pierre de Gigord collection of photographs of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey. Series VII. Lantern slides and glass plate negatives.

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  • Title:
    [Busy Street, Constantinople], circa 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Physical Desc.: 1 glass plate negative
  • Summary: From Unidentified photographer, Views of Constantinople and the Bosporus, circa 1900. Fifty-four glass plate negatives, 6 x 6.5 cm.
  • Notes: Spanning roughly one hundred years, the Pierre de Gigord Collection of Photographs, with over 6,000 photographic images, forms a visual record of the late years of the Ottoman Empire and the formation and early years of the Republic of Turkey. The collection focuses on cultural and urban images, mainly of Constantinople (Istanbul), the capital of the Ottoman Empire, but other geographic areas, such as the Balkans, and other cities and towns within the empire such as Bursa and Smyrna (Izmir) are included, as are a few images from sites in Greece, Egypt, Jerusalem, India and China. The work of over 165 photographers is represented in the collection. The collection is supported by a small group of pamphlets and offprints regarding photography in the Ottoman Empire and by a small assemblage of photographic ephemera.
    Series VII is comprised of 138 glass lantern slides and 82 glass plate negatives, primarily views of Istanbul and environs.
  • Form/Genre: Glass plate negatives
  • Format: Still image
  • ID/Accession Number: 96.R.14 (PV4.19)
  • Is Part Of: Pierre de Gigord collection of photographs of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey. Series VII. Lantern slides and glass plate negatives.
  • See Also: Collection description
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  • Source: GRI Digital Collections

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