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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 1058/35

Sultan Abdul Hamid II Collection (volume 35: Government buildings and topographical views of Istanbul).

Photographers: Abdullah Frères
Contents: 26 prints 330x250mm to 380x305mm Albumen prints
Provenance: Presented to the British Museum Library by Sultan Abdul Hamid II, 1893.
Notes: See: 'Imperial Self-Portrait...Sultan Abdul Hamid II's Photographic Albums' (Journal of Turkish Studies, vol 12, 1988).
Subjects:
Description: Full-leather bound album measuring 640x480mm and containing 26 albumen prints, generally in good condition . The album is lavishly bound with inlaid leather decoration in red and green and with the following inscription stamped in gilt on the front cover: 'Gift made by H.I.M. the Sultan Abdul-Hamid II. To the Library of the British Museum London 1893'. The same inscription, in Turkish, is found on the back cover. The prints themselves are laid down on the page within a decorative border, with captions in French and Turkish. The photographs show government buildings and topographical views of Istanbul.



Album contents:-
Photo 1058/35(1) Vue générale de la Sublime Porte [General view of the Sublime Porte (Babiali), Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(2) Une des entrées principales de la Sublime Porte [Sogukcesme Gateway of the Sublime Porte (Babiali), Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(3) Vue de l'entrée du Grand Vézirat à la Sublime Porte [Entry to the Grand Vizirate at the Sublime Porte (Babiali), Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(4) Bab-ul-Fetva. 
Photo 1058/35(5) Local ou est institué la Caisse de Retraite [Pensions Office, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(6) Façade et entrée principale de la Banque Agricole [Main entrance of the Agricultural Bank (Ziraat Bankasa), Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(7) Fontain d'ablution de la Mosquée du Sultan Osman [Ablution fountain of the Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(8) Fontaine du Sultan Ahmed [Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III near Haghia Sophia, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(9) Fontaine d'ablution de Sainte Sophie [Ablution fountain at Aya Sofya (Haghia Sophia), Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(10) Fontain de la Validé à Ak-Serai [Valide Sultan Fountain at Aksaray, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(11) Vue du Ministère de la Justice et des Fondations Pieuses [Ministry and Justice, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(12) Partie de la Sublime Porte où se tient le Conseil d'État [Council of State at the Sublime Porte (Babiali), Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(13) Vue du Ministère des Finances [Ministry of Finance, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(14) Vue du Ministère du Commerce et des Travaux Publics [Ministry of Commerce and Public Works, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35( 15) Vue du Ministère de la Justice [Ministry of Justice, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(16) Local de la Direction des Titres Immobiliers [Property Titles Office, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(17) Entrée principale du Ministère de la Police [Main entrance of the Police Ministry, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(18) Vue de la Hôtel de la Monnaie [the Imperial Mint, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(19) Vue de l'École Impériale Achirette [Asiret School, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(20) Groupe des élèves de la Grande École Dar-ul-Chéfaka [Students of the Darussfaka School for Orphans, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(21) Les élèves de l'École Dar-ul-Chéfaka faisant des exercices gymnastiques [Students of the Darussfaka School for Orphans, Istanbul, doing gymnastics]. 
Photo 1058/35(22) Vue de la Douane de Stamboul [Customs House, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(23) Vue générale extérieure de la Mosquée Suléimanié [General view of the Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(24) Vue extérieure du grand bazar et des Mosquées Ste Sophie, Osmanié et Ahmedié [General view of the Great Bazaar and the Mosques of Aya Sofya, Nuruosmaniye and Sultan Ahmed I, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(25) Vue de la Colonne de Serpent dans l'Hippodrome [Serpentine Column in the Hippodrome, Istanbul]. 
Photo 1058/35(26) Vue de Péra [General view of Beyoglu (Pera), Istanbul]. 


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