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

Sheep and three lambs near the Egyptian Bazaar

Sheep and three lambs near the Egyptian Bazaar, © Yapı Kredi bankenlarge


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Object:Sheep and three lambs near the Egyptian Bazaar
Description:A man in a flat cap, dark coat and worn-out shoes is carrying two lambs, one white and one dark, over a large square. In front of him, a woman poorly dressed in a coat, long skirt, wollen pullover and a loosely knotted headscarf, is dragging a white sheep on a leash, looking down. To her right, a second woman in similar clothes is holding another lamb on her arm. She and the man look towards the camera. Behind this group, crossing the square in the same direction, are a lady in a fur coat, an elegantly dressed African man and a poorly dressed man holding a large fish.
Comment:The picture was shot in the area of Mısır Çarşısı, most probably for Kurban bayramı. Preparations for this religious holiday and the start of festivities were reported in short articles and pictures that sometimes reappeared a year or two later on the same or similar occasions.
Date:Not before 1930, Not after 1940
Location:Istanbul, Mısır Çarşısı, Fatih
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık or Giz, Selahattin
Keywords:520 Recreation > 527 Rest Days and Holidays
510 Living Standards and Routines > 517 Leisure Time Activities
230 Animal Husbandry > 233 Pastoral Activities
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
Bibliography:Cf. Cumhuriyet, 25 March 1934, 1. – Cf. also Cumhuriyet, 15 March 1935, 5.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 3/0142C
Editors:Joël László, Nataša Mišković