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A coffeehouse in Ankara

A coffeehouse in Ankara, © VEKAM Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Centreenlarge


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Object:A coffeehouse in Ankara
Description:Outdoor photograph of seven men in front of a kahvehane. Four middle-aged men sit on chairs arranged in a row along the sidewalk. Three of them are dressed in elegant suits, ties and polished shoes, two of them feature round glasses. The one in the middle wears also a coat and smokes a water pipe (nargile) placed in front of him. The fourth man is dressed in a west and a cap. He obviuosly belongs to the other three, younger man who stand at the entrance door, probably waiters. One among them wears a long white work coat, another a white apron and a white dish towel over his shoulder. In the background, several more stores and people in the street.
Comment:The three men wearing suits are probably professonals or state officials, the fourth man sitting is probably the owner of the coffeehouse. The photograph seems to be taken during the evening or night.
Date:Not before 1915, Not after 1940
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Dimensions:Artefact: 90mm x 140mm
Keywords:360 Settelments > 365 Public Utilities
510 Living Standards and Routines > 517 Leisure Time Activities
270 Drink, Drugs, and Indulgence > 275 Drinking Establishments
270 Drink, Drugs, and Indulgence > 272 Nonalcoholic Beverages
Copyright:VEKAM Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Centre
Archive:Vehbi Koç ve araştırmaları merkezi, Ankara (Collection Ankara), Inv. No.: 2005
Editor:Milanka Matić