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Relaxed shopkeeper in the Mahmutpaşa market

Relaxed shopkeeper in the Mahmutpaşa market, © Yapı Kredi bankenlarge



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Object:Relaxed shopkeeper in the Mahmutpaşa market
Description:A man in elegant urban clothes stands ostentatiously in front of a fashion shop in an alley in Mahmutpaşa çarşısı, his elbow casually resting on a showcase and looking towards the camera. A customer to his left is inspecting a sweater. She is wearing a headscarf and an overcoat. The walls of the shop are covered with shirts, hats and sweaters. Inside, two more men are standing in the dark.
Comment:The photograph belongs to a series taken for 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.: 3/0232A
Editor:Joël László