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Scouts parading in front of Istanbul University

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Object:Scouts parading in front of Istanbul University
Description:Four girl scouts are parading on Beyazıt meydanı in front of Darülfünun (İstanbul Üniversitesi). Their uniform consists of a blouse, skirt, knee-length stockings, scout tie, belt and scout hat worn tipped back on the neck. They are gravely carrying musical instruments: the girl marching ahead with a trumpet has a sash with the motto ‘Ameli Hayat’ (practical life)  across her chest, the three following her carry small drums hanging from leather straps strung over their shoulders. In the background, more participants of the parade are lined up in front of Darülfünun (İstanbul Üniversitesi), which is decorated with a Turkish flag at the main entrance.
Comment:The parade most likely took place on the occasion of Cumhuriyet bayramı. With the exception of 1934, when the parade was restricted to Taksim Square, the participants would gather and line up in front of Darülfünun (İstanbul Üniversitesi) before starting the parade on Beyazıt meydanı. The motto ‘Ameli Hayat’ on the sash indicates that the scouts were affiliated with the school of that name. With the exception of 1934 and 1938, when the official parade was restricted to Taksim Square, the parade in Istanbul during the twenties and thirties followed a well-established scheme: The parading soldiers and students would gather and form up in front of Darülfünun (İstanbul Üniversitesi), thereafter starting the parade on Beyazıt meydanı at around 11 a.m. The parade would then set out to Hagia Sophia, cross Galata Bridge and finally reach Taksim Square via İstiklal Caddesi.
Relations:https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.1080
https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.1132
https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.1134
https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.1135
Date:1925
Location:Istanbul, Beyazıt, Fatih
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photograph
Creator:unknown
Keywords:520 Recreation > 527 Rest Days and Holidays
880 Adolescene, Adulthood, and Old Age
880 Adolescene, Adulthood, and Old Age > 883 Adolescent Activities
180 Total Culture > 186 Cultural Identity and Pride
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: AMELI HAYAT MEKTEBI - IZCILER - CUMHURIYET BAYRAMI - BEYAZIT SERASKERAT - 29 EKIM
Editors:Yorick Tanner, Cengiz Kahraman, Nataša Mišković
Permalink:https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.1081