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

Inquisitive currency smuggler

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Object:Inquisitive currency smuggler
Description:A group of men dressed in long coats are walking down a street. Most are hiding their faces with their hats. A young man in the middle of the picture, only half protected by the brim of his hat, throws an inquisitive glance towards the photographer. In the background towers the silhouette of Hagia Sophia.
Comment:The photograph was taken in the context of an article printed in Cumhuriyet with the title, ‘First Turkish ship made on special initiative’. The vessel was financed by the lawyer Etemin Belkis and was hailed by the newspaper as the first boat of its kind constructed on Turkish initiative.
Location:Istanbul, Sultanahmet
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık or Giz, Selahattin
Keywords:670 Law
450 Finance > 453 Banking
200 Communication > 201 Gestures and Signs
Bibliography:Döviz kaçakçıları. Cumhuriyet, 16 March 1934, 1.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 3/0234B
Editor:Joël László