Pierre de Gigord Collection of Photographs of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey 1850-1958 (bulk 1853-1930)
Gigord, Pierre de
243.7 Linear Feet
(176 boxes, 2 flatfile folders, 1 frame)
Spanning roughly one hundred years, the collection of over 6,000 photographic images forms a visual record of the late years of the Ottoman Empire and the formation and early years of the Republic of Turkey. The collection focuses on cultural and urban images, mainly of Constantinople (Istanbul), the capital of the Ottoman Empire, but other geographic areas, such as the Balkans, and other cities and towns within the empire such as Bursa and Smyrna (Izmir) are included, as are a few images from sites in Greece, Egypt, Jerusalem, India and China. The work of over 165 photographers is represented in the collection. The collection is supported by a small group of pamphlets and offprints regarding photography in the Ottoman Empire and by a small assemblage of photographic ephemera.
Collection material is in French with someEnglish,German, andTurkish.