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Portrait of a young girl in Süleyman Seba Street

Portrait of a young girl in Süleyman Seba Street, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge


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Object:Portrait of a young girl in Süleyman Seba Street
Description:Portrait of a young girl with short hair on Süleyman Seba Street. The girl is wearing sandals and a short sleeveless dress with a white collar, and is carrying an umbrella patterned in the same style as the dress. She is walking towards the camera, directly looking into the lens. The paving of the sidewalk is damaged. The Akaretler Sıraevleri is in the background.
Comment:The photograph was probably taken by a press photographer on the occasion of Çocuk bayramı. On 3 August 1930, Akşam newspaper featured a short article stating that in this year, the fashion of carrying sunshades has been passed over from ladies to the children.
Date:Not before 1930, Not after 1939
Location:Istanbul, Süleyman Seba Caddesi, Beşiktaş
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Creator:Görgüç, Namık (probably)
Keywords:850 Infancy and Childhood
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
890 Gender Roles and Issues
510 Living Standards and Routines > 516 Postures
Bibliography:'Çocuklarda şemsiye modası'. Akşam 4242, 3 August 1930, 8.
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: AKARETLERDE KIZ COCUGU
Editors:Yorick Tanner, Cengiz Kahraman