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SIBA – A Visual Approach to Explore Everyday Life in Turkish and Yugoslav Cities, 1920s and 1930s

Pazarola Hasan Bey sits on a footstool

Pazarola Hasan Bey sits on a footstool, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge



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Object:Pazarola Hasan Bey sits on a footstool
Description:Pazarola Hasan Bey is sitting on a footstool. In his left hand, he is holding a cup of coffee, in his right a cigarette. He is dressed in traditional and used clothes. The photograph was taken outside, probably in front of a closed shop. Next to Pazarola Hasan Bey stands a second man. His head is outside the frame of the picture.
Comment:The photograph was used in the context of an article by Osman Cemal (Kaygılı) with the title, ‘Istanbul’s most well-known man: Pazarola Hasan Bey’, in the weekly journal Resimli Ay. Pazarola Hasan bey (approx. 1880–1922) was a famous ‘crazy’ personality in Istanbul at the turn of the century. He was a factotum of the bazaar district around Beyazıt meydanı. The merchants and retailers of the time valued him as a good luck charm who would bless their shops and goods.
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Keywords:150 Behavior Processes and Personality > 156 Social Personality
540 Commercialized Entertainment > 545 Musical and Theatrical Productions
Bibliography:(Kaygılı), Osman Cemal: İstanbul'un En Ma'ruf Adamı: Pazarola Hasan Bey. Resimli Ay 2-12, March 1341 (1925), 10-13. – Karaklışa, Yavuz Selim (2006): Eski İstanbul'un Delileri. Pazarola Hasan Bey. İstanbul: Tarih Vakfı.
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: PAZAROLA HASAN BEY - KAHVE SIGARA - 01
Editors:Joël László, Cengiz Kahraman