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Flower seller

Flower seller, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge


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Object:Flower seller
Description:Street scene of a man selling flowers from a basket at a street corner. An elderly man with a moustache, in a long dark coat, hat and tie, bends over the basket, selecting flowers. He is standing on the sidewalk, on the right side of the photograph. On the left, the flower seller in a flat cap, coat, corduroy trousers and dirty shoes, is standing on the street, holding a piece of string in his mouth and offering two small bouquets in his right hand.
Comment:The flower seller's clothes and damaged shoes indicate that he is poor.
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Creator:Görgüç, Namık
Keywords:430 Exchange > 432 Buying and Selling
560 Social Stratification > 565 Classes
430 Exchange > 431 Gift Giving
290 Clothing > 291 Normal Garb
460 Labor > 463 Occupational Specialization
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: CICEKCI - ESNAF
Editors:Yorick Tanner, Cengiz Kahraman, Nataša Mišković