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Carrying the kurban, Beyoğlu

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Object:Carrying the kurban, Beyoğlu
Description:Portrait of a man carrying an imposing ram on his shoulders in the streets of Beyoğlu. The shot was taken just as the man passed the photographer: both he and the ram look straight into the camera. The ram forms the centre of the image, the man is in shadow with only his head and shoulder partly to be seen. He is wearing a flat cap, a striped shirt and a V-neck pullover. The street is dominated by a large imperial building to the left. A man in a dark coat and hat is walking in the same direction, at some distance.
Comment:The picture was most probably taken for Kurban bayramı. Preparations for this religious holiday and the start of festivities were reported in short articles and pictures that sometimes reappeared a year or two later on the same or similar occasions.
Date:Not before 1930, Not after 1940
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık or Giz, Selahattin
Keywords:520 Recreation > 527 Rest Days and Holidays
510 Living Standards and Routines > 517 Leisure Time Activities
230 Animal Husbandry > 233 Pastoral Activities
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
Bibliography:Cf. Cumhuriyet, 25 March 1934, 1. – Cf. also Cumhuriyet, 15 March 1935, 5.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 7/0101B
Editors:Joël László, Nataša Mišković