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Berggren, G. (Guillaume), 1835-1920
Princeton University Library Collection of G. Berggren Photographs
Manuscripts Division
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circa 1880-1889
3 boxes and 4.65 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes 1, P-000212 to P-000213


Consists of photographs of Turkish sites taken by the Swedish photographer G. Berggren.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The open collection currently consists of photographs of various sites in Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey, and 1 site in Bursa, taken by Berggren.

Collection Creator Biography:

Berggren, G. (Guillaume), 1835-1920

Berggren (1835-1920) was born in Stockholm. Originally apprenticed as a carpenter and following a visit to Constantinople in 1866, opened a photographic studio there in the 1870s at Grand Rue de Péra, where he was assisted by his niece Hilda Ullin. Berggren later was appointed photographer to the Royal Swedish Court. He is best known for his views of Constantinople and other Turkish cities. On his death he was buried with his photographic equipment.

Collection History


Purchased from Krul Antiquarian Books, Bernard J. Shapero, and Foto-Antiquariat Fahl in 2005-2008, in part, with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, and by the Department of Near Eastern Studies (AM2005-61, 2007-108, 2008-81).

Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. (AM 2023-093)


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding Aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka. Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012. Finding Aid updated by Kalliopi Balatsouka in June 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Princeton University Library Collection of G. Berggren Photographs; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes 1, P-000212 to P-000213