© Ömer M. Koç Collection


Name of Object:

Saliha Sultan Fountain

Location:

Istanbul, Turkey

Holding Institution:

Ömer M. Koç Collection

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Date of Object:

1857

Author:

James Robertson and Felice Beato

Description:

Robertson’s photographs of landscapes and monuments were usually printed in a roughly 25 by 30cm format. In the early years of his career as a photographer, he appears to have preferred the albumen-on-glass method of taking negatives, switching to the wet collodion process around 1855. For his positive prints, he used salt paper until about 1858; after that, prints were made on albumen paper even if they were made from negatives taken before that year. Robertson’s photographs are concentrated mainly in and around the districts known as Sultanahmet, Beyoğlu, Galata and Tophane today. This photo captures the Saliha Sultan Fountain in Galata.

Citation of this web page:

Bahattin Öztuncay "Saliha Sultan Fountain" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;tr;6;en;N

Database entry origination:

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MWNF Working Number: TR2 002