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Young man greeting a crowd in Galata

Young man greeting a crowd in Galata, © Yapı Kredi bankenlarge



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Object:Young man greeting a crowd in Galata
Description:A smiling young man, surrounded by other smiling young men and children, opens his arms in a big gesture. He seems to be accepting cheers and acclamation. There is something vaguely staged about the scene, underlined by the smile of another young man on the left, looking in the direction of the camera.
Comment:The photograph was taken in the context of Cumhuriyet news coverage of local government elections. According to the newspaper, the young man had just given a speech in front of Galata Tower advocating the ruling party in the elections that started on 5 October 1930. The elections were marked by the politically engineered creation of an opposition party in the summer the same year, the Free Republican Party, which was subsequently dissolved on 15 November 1930.
Location:Istanbul, Galata
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık (probably)
Keywords:200 Communication > 208 Public Opinion
640 State > 646 Parliament
660 Political Behavior > 665 Political Parties
660 Political Behavior > 668 Political Movements
Bibliography:Belediye İntihabat Başladı. Cumhuriyet, 6 October 1930, 1.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 19/210/15/82
Editor:Joël László