[Mosque of St. Sophia, Constantinople, Turkey] (LOC)

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    [Mosque of St. Sophia, Constantinople, Turkey]

    [between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900]

    1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.

    Notes:
    Title devised by Library staff.
    Formerly the Church of Hagia Sophia.
    Print no. "6400."

    Subjects:
    Ayasofya Müzesi--1890-1900.
    Mosques--Turkey--Istanbul--1890-1900.

    Format: Photochrom prints--Color--1890-1900.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.03035

    Call Number: FOREIGN GEOG FILE - Turkey [item]

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    1. fusion-of-horizons 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orthodox Church Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. sacred sites tours [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Seen in Sacred Sights

      This is Sacred

    3. yokopakumayoko 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Obiettivo & Fotocamera, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. amerikano1 65 months ago | reply

      Constantinople was the name before 1953. Then it was taken by Ottomans and named Istanbul. (Which was very close what its been called before it's named Constantinople.)
      Why don't you call New York...New Angouleme which that was its name in 1524 to 1614 or New Amsterdam which it was called between 1614 and 1664.
      It surprises me how come modern and educated people like Americans and Europeans so racist when it comes to certain Nations.

    5. angelidesltd 65 months ago | reply

      Indeed it was the St. Sohpia church which was builded when Constantinoupole was the Capital of Byzantine Empire!! History cannot be changed!!

    6. mym 65 months ago | reply

      Looks like Constantinople to me.
      In my shots of the city I call it Istanbul when the subject is Ottoman or Modern, and Constantinople when the subject is Byzantine. That's not being "racist" it's being historically aware.

    7. Andy961 65 months ago | reply

      Constantinople was the name in general use until 1930. The photos and captions predate the change.

    8. amerikano1 65 months ago | reply

      Doesn't matter how you want to justify it, you know that to call that city with its old name any chance you get its wrong. If you say St. Sohpia was built when city was called Konstantinople I agree but to take a photo and write under its adress as Konstantinople? well.....................................

    9. mym 65 months ago | reply

      I know what I mean, and I know what my motives are.

    10. Αθηνά (Athena) 65 months ago | reply

      amerikano1 As stated before, this picture is from 1890!!! Therefore it depicts Κωνσταντινουπολη (Constantinople in English) and NOT Istanbul.

      By the way, you may want to look at the meaning of "racist" and you will see that using the correct name for something or not using the correct name is NOT racism.

      Last, ask any information professional or the librarian in your local library what the correct naming is for places. Libraries (like LoC) have to use the one used at the time of the picture. You may not like it (and we know why) but this is what this picture is of.

    11. amerikano1 65 months ago | reply

      The time of the picture was 1890. In 1453 the name become Istanbul . So it is Istanbul. You may not like it (and we know why) but that is what it will be.......

    12. mym 65 months ago | reply

      "and we know why"

      grow up and don't be silly.

    13. Photo Phiend 65 months ago | reply

      Apart from any historical discussion of the city, Constantinople is printed on the picture, so the title is accurately reflecting what the photographer (or developer/printer/etc...) recorded. Any bias or specific purpose of this person for choosing that name is another matter.

    14. arıktekin 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Θ Türkiye-Bir Zamanlar / Once upon a time Türkiye Θ, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. fotos_ericlv 63 months ago | reply

      hay una leyenda de un turko que le gustaba ligarse turistas europeas y gabachas, tenia un tatuaje muy peculiar ahi, a primera vista decia RDC pero cuando se le paraba cambiaba a "recuerdos de aquellas noches en constantinopla"

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