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Participants at the Twelfth Congress of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) in Istanbul

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Object:Participants at the Twelfth Congress of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) in Istanbul
Description:Group portrait of women posing in front of a doorway on a sunny day. Most are wearing Western urban clothes – mid-calf dresses and hats – but a few are dressed in national costume, for example the lady in a white sari and long-sleeved blouse standing arm in arm with a tall elderly lady in the centre of the picture. Another woman in national costume is standing on the left margin of the picture. A young man in an official’s hat is peeping over the ladies’ shoulders from behind. The atmosphere is cheerful and reveals a certain sense of pride.
Comment:The photograph was taken in the context of the Twelfth Congress of the International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship (IAW), which took place in Yıldız Palace in Istanbul from 18 to 25 April 1935. More than two hundred delegates from over thirty countries attended the congress. The tall lady in the centre foreground is probably the organization's president at the time, Margery Corbett Ashby.
Series:https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.3029
https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.3030
https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.3031
Date:1935-04
Location:Istanbul, Sultanahmet
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Giz, Selahattin (probably)
Keywords:560 Social Stratification > 562 Gender Status
640 State > 648 International Relations
660 Political Behavior > 668 Political Movements
Bibliography:Uluslararası 12nci Kadın Kongresinden intıbalar. Cumhuriyet, 19 April 1935. – Cf. Kathryn Libal, Staging Turkish Women's Emancipation, Istanbul, 1935, in: Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008), Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 31-52.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 1/0331E
Editors:Joël László, Nataša Mišković
Permalink:https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:siba.3028