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Vassilaki Kargopoulo Photographs Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Kargopoulo, Vassilaki

Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM 2023-094).

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

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

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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Constantinople and Bosporus, circa 1884. 1 folder.
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.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Princes' Islands.
Scope and Contents

Consists of two album pages with six photographs mounted recto and verso, one to three per side (21.2 x 26.8 cm) Images depict general views of the Princes' Islands and Chalkē (Heybeli (İstanbul İli)); regattas in the Princes' Islands; and four portraits with traditional costumes. Captions, number and signature in negative or cardboard in French. Signed: B. Kargopoulo, Phot.

Adrianople, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of three photographs (27 x 21 cm) mounted on both sides of card board of loose album pages. Images depict the mosque of Sultan Selim, a panoramic view of Adrianople and Mikhal Keupru. Included also are two etchings attached on the verso of two of the album pages: Villa Neriman, where preliminaries talks for the Peace treaty of San Stefano (today Yesilkoy) took place Istanbul, Turkey, the Russian-Turkish war were discussed)(18.5 x 12 cm); and Le Pont de Plerre sur la Toungia in Adrianople (23.5 x 12 cm).

Physical Description

1 folder

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