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Name of Object:

View of Istanbul: the Valide Sultan Mosque and the port

Other name of the Object (second name):

Taken from the collection Photographies Positives by Pascal Sébah

Location:

Paris, France

Holding Institution:

National Library of France

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Date of Object:

19th century

Author:

Photographer: Pascal Sébah (1823-1886)

Inventory Number:

EO-389-BOITE FOL B

Description:

Pascal Sébah (1823–1886) was a French photographer working in the Ottoman capital Constantinople, where he developed a successful trade selling photographs to European tourists and lovers of Orientalism. The great changes Constantinople underwent towards the end of the 19th century are evident in this image. The Valide Sutlan Mosque dominates the Eminönü port, which had become very prosperous during the Ottoman era thanks to active trading with the West. The construction of the Galata bridge, the Orient Express railway line, and the arrival of steam-boats also contributed to its development.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

EO-389-BOITE FOL B

Citation of this web page:

"View of Istanbul: the Valide Sultan Mosque and the port" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;fr;16;en

Database entry origination:

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 016

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