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Military funeral procession in İstiklal Street

Military funeral procession in İstiklal Street, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge


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Object:Military funeral procession in İstiklal Street
Description:A military funeral procession is moving down İstiklal Caddesi from Taksim Square, watched by numerous bystanders. The photographer observes the scene from above and has focused on a long series of wreaths, each carried by two men. Rows of mostly uniformed men are escorting the wreaths. Nine men in elegant civilian suits, some of them with walking sticks, are leading the procession (at least in the section captured here).
Comment:The photographer probably took the picture from the roof of a tram, since his position is exactly above the tram rails. The number of participants and the amount of wreaths indicates the prominent position of the deceased.
Location:Istanbul, Istiklal Caddesi, Beyoğlu
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık
Keywords:760 Death > 764 Burial Practices and Funerals
760 Death > 769 Cult of the Dead
780 Religious Practices > 788 Ritual
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
700 Armed Forces > 701 Military Organization
290 Clothing
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: BEYOGLU - FRANSIZ KULTUR ONUNDE CENAZE- NGTF 002
Editors:Yorick Tanner, Cengiz Kahraman, Nataša Mišković