Contents and Arrangement

Constantinople and Bosporus, circa 1884

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of (19) album pages with twenty-six photographs mounted on verso and recto, containing one to eight per side. Images depict various views of the city of Constantinople and the wider area, including the Tunnel station at Pera, Bosporus, the Goldern Chorn, Galata and Therapia, the Süleymaniye Mosque, a panoramic view of the mosque Ortakeuy, a Turkish neighborhood, the cemetery of Eyoub, the port of Istanbul, Pointe Du Serail, the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Galata Tower, the tower of the Yedikule Fortress (Castle of Seven Towers), and street scenes. Also included are twenty-six photographs of portraits showing professions and traditional costumes such as Zeibekides, fishermen, military men, flower sellers, etc. They are captioned in French, numbered and signed in negative. Signed: B. Kargopoulo, phot. Dimensions 6 x 9 cm to 27.3 x 21 cm.

There are also seven engravings pasted on the verso of equal cardboards depicting a sultan during the ceremony of investiture; boatmen of Bosporus; a panoramic view of Constantinople with the Galata Tower in the foreground; and the ship M.AB.BP passing through the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul among the rest.

Collection History


No materials were removed from the collection during 2023 processing beyond routine appraisal practices."

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2023. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Constantinople and Bosporus; Vassilaki Kargopoulo Photographs Collection, C1732, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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