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Launch of the Belkis

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Object:Launch of the Belkis
Description:A young woman in an elegant dress, gloves and a hat, cuts a cord releasing a bottle to the bow of the ship.
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 young woman cutting the cord is Miss Beliks, daughter of the lawyer Etemin Belkis, who financed the vessel’s construction. In Cumhuriyet, the ship was hailed as the first 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.: 5/0613A
Editor:Joël László