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

Line-up with the Belkis

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Object:Line-up with the Belkis
Description:A crowd of people, including workers as well as elegantly dressed men in bowler hats, has gathered around the hull of the steamship ‘Belkis’ to celebrate her maiden voyage. Directly on the quay and facing the camera stand several children. On deck stand three engineers and more spectators. The ship is decorated with bunting.
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, Haliç
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık or Giz, Selahattin
Keywords:470 Business and Industrial Organization > 472 Individual Enterprise
500 Water, Air, and Space Transportation > 501 Boats
Bibliography:Hususî teşebbüslerle yapılan ilk Türk gemisi. Cumhuriyet, 28 February 1937, 5.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 5/0614C
Editor:Joël László