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postcard

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EPH-ME.1415

  • Description

    Postcard; printed paper; sepia view across the mouth of the Golden Horn towards Topkapi, Constantinople, with numerous boats and ships.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1914-1940 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.8 centimetres
    • Width: 13.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Postmark indistinct but 13th July and pencilled message begins with Adana. The references to Turkey and Syria imply this was sent during the period post-dating the dissolution of the Ottoman empire although the card itself appears to be older.

  • Condition

    Fair.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2013

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased London, 23 June 2013.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    EPH-ME.1415

  • Additional IDs

    • 5
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