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

[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]

 

 

  • fusion-of-horizons 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orthodox Church Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • sacred sites tours 6y

    Seen in Sacred Sights

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  • Catch Me Now Photography 6y

    Seen in Sacred Sights

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  • yokopakumayoko 6y

    Seen in Sacred Sights

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  • yokopakumayoko 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Obiettivo & Fotocamera, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • CameliaTWU (off for a while) 6y

  • Ahmet Amerikali 6y

    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.
  • Demetrios Angelides 6y

    Indeed it was the St. Sohpia church which was builded when Constantinoupole was the Capital of Byzantine Empire!! History cannot be changed!!
  • mym 6y

    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.
  • Andy961 6y

    Constantinople was the name in general use until 1930. The photos and captions predate the change.
  • Ahmet Amerikali 6y

    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.....................................
  • mym 6y

    I know what I mean, and I know what my motives are.
  • Αθηνά (Athena) 6y

    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.
  • Ahmet Amerikali 6y

    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.......
  • mym 6y

    "and we know why"

    grow up and don't be silly.
  • Photo Phiend 6y

    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.
  • Coyote Coyotay 6y

    Seen in Sacred Sights

    This is Sacred
  • arıktekin 5y

    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!
  • c_cinq 5y

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  • eric lopez vega 5y

    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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Taken sometime in 1890
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