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

The Belkis on her maiden voyage

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Object:The Belkis on her maiden voyage
Description:A crowd of people, including workers as well as elegantly dressed men in bowler hats, is gathered on deck and around the hull of the steamship ‘Belkis’ to celebrate her maiden voyage. The name of the ship is written in capital letters alongside the quarterdeck. The ship is decorated with bunting as well as with a large Turkish flag.
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 ship 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.: 5/0614D
Editor:Joël László