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Street vendor in Mahmutpaşa Çarşısı

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Object:Street vendor in Mahmutpaşa Çarşısı
Description:A man and a middle-aged woman inspect garments displayed on a board in the open-air in an alley in Mahmutpaşa çarşısı. The board is balanced on a small stool. Two young women are standing next to the table observing the bargain. They are wearing identical hats. Passing the scene, a man in elegant urban dress turns his head towards the photographer. In the background, a street seller carrying a large vendor's tray also looks towards the camera.
Comment:The photograph accompanied an article in Cumhuriyet with the title, ‘Preparations for bayram in the city’.
Location:Istanbul, Mahmutpaşa, Fatih
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık or Giz, Selahattin
Keywords:230 Animal Husbandry > 233 Pastoral Activities
780 Religious Practices > 788 Ritual
790 Ecclesiatical Organization > 796 Organized Ceremonial
Bibliography:Şehirde bayram hazırlıkları. Cumhuriyet, 6 January 1935.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 3/0231B
Editor:Joël László