Last modified 11-07-2002
Dick Bolt email@example.com
Daguerreotype of Early Turkish Scene from collection of Andover-Newton Theological Seminary photo archives collecxtion. In ABCFM collection.I believe this to be the earliest Turkish scene Dag from my research. Permission to post given.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org ----Early Turkish Photo Cc: email@example.com
The photo is of the great house of Cheleby Yorgaki, once the distinguished merchant of the Imperial Palace of Turkey. It was located in Babek, on the Bosphorus, Constantinople, now Istanbul. It is believed the photo was taken to justify the purchase of the house to the ABCFM. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. They moved into the building Nov. 4th,1843. The image is in the collection of ABCFM photos that reside at Andover Newton Theological Institute in Newton, MA. It is a quarter plate Daguerreotype. The is also a quarter plate of Cyrius Hamlin, and another Dag. of two or three Armenians who were connected with the Seminary. The building and Cyrus Hamlin were the beginnings of Roberts College in Constatinople/Istanbul.
Julie Mellby (617)-495-2444 Assistant Curator fax: (617)-495-1376 Department of Printing & Graphic Arts firstname.lastname@example.org The Houghton Library Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138