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Guide to the Turkish Photography Collection


Collection processed by Akkasah: Center for Photography NYUAD

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 28, 2018

Scope and Contents note

Akkasah’s collection from Turkey currently includes more than 15,000 images from the late Ottoman era and the modern Turkish Republic. The collection is comprised primarily of amateur photographs from family albums and of individual and group portraits taken in various studios across Turkey. Though many date back to the first decade of the 20th century and some are from as late as the 1970s and 1980s, the core of the collection focuses on the period from the 1920s through to the end of the 1950s. The collection also contains a substantial number of orientalist postcards from major Ottoman cities including Istanbul, Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Damascus and Beirut.

Arrangement note

This collection was processed as it was acquired.