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Children posing on the staircase of the Tayyare apartment building

Children posing on the staircase of the Tayyare apartment building, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge


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Object:Children posing on the staircase of the Tayyare apartment building
Description:Nine children are queued up on the marble staircase in the atrium of Tayyare Apartmanları. All are facing the camera, except the teenage boy at the lower end of the queue and the girl at the upper end. The teenage boy, wearing a cap and a shirt and tie under a jacket, is gesticulating and looking upwards, while the girl at the upper end has turned her head in the opposite direction. The staircase connects two of the upper floors via an elaborate landing, which forms the focus of the image.
Comment:The photograph was published in Yeni Gün newspaper on 15 March 1931 along with an article entitled, ‘Burglar injures a housemaid!’  (Hizmetçiyi Yararlıyan hırsız!). The article reported on an incident in which a housemaid came across a burglar who attacked her.
Location:Istanbul, Lâleli, Fatih
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Keywords:340 Structures > 341 Architecture
340 Structures > 342 Dwellings
360 Settelments > 362 Housing
850 Infancy and Childhood
880 Adolescene, Adulthood, and Old Age > 881 Puberty and Initiation
Bibliography:I. A.: 'Hizmetçiyi Yararlıyan hırsız!' Yeni Gün, 15 March 1931, 1.
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: TAYYARE APARTMANLARI- 0KU72
Editors:Yorick Tanner, Cengiz Kahraman, Nataša Mišković