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Constantinople Collection

Background imageConstantinople Collection: War Office and Tower of Seraskerat, Istanbul Turkey

War Office and Tower of Seraskerat, Istanbul Turkey
Vintage 19th century photograph: War Office and Tower of Seraskerat, Constantinople, Istanbul Turkey

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Ottoman Empire / Map 16C

Ottoman Empire / Map 16C
Istanbul in the 16th century, after the Turks captured it. The map is entitled Byzantium, now Constantinople

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Orient Express Postcard

Orient Express Postcard
near its eastern terminus at Constantinople (Istanbul) Date: 1907

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Our Lady of Vladimir. beg. 12th c. Icon moved

Our Lady of Vladimir. beg. 12th c. Icon moved from Constantinople to Kiev in 1136 and Vladimir in 1155. Iconographic type Eleusa or Virgin of Tenderness. Byzantine art. Tempera on wood. RUSSIA

Background imageConstantinople Collection: American College for Girls at Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey

American College for Girls at Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey Date: 1898

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay - Buyukada

Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay - Buyukada
Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay at Buyukada (Prinkipo) Date: circa 1922

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller

Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller
A Young Turkish vendor of nuts and a fish seller with a large round basket on his head

Background imageConstantinople Collection: St John Chrysostom / Butle

St John Chrysostom / Butle
SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM Syrian prelate of Antioch archbishop of Constantinople, banished by royals but loved by populace. His name means golen-mouthed given him

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Siege of Constantinople

Siege of Constantinople
SIEGE OF CONSTANTINOPLE The Turks under Sultan Mehmed II besiege the Byzantine capital; both sides use Greek Fire against the other

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Ayasofya Mosque - Constantinople

Ayasofya Mosque - Constantinople
The famed Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) in Constantinople. Architects of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul were Anthemius of Tralles and Isadorus of Miletus. Became a mosque and now it is a Museum

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Siege of Constantinople

Siege of Constantinople
SIEGE OF CONSTANTINOPLE Turkish Sultan Mehmed II enters the captured city after a six-week siege

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd

Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd - Turkish Company with head office at Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey and branches in London, Paris, Constantinople (Istanbul), New York, Cairo

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Prince Waldemar of Prussia visiting Istanbul

Prince Waldemar of Prussia visiting Istanbul. Waldemar (1889-1945) was the eldest son of Prince Henry of Prussia (younger brother of German Emperor William II) and his wife

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Poster advertising Royal Mail Line trips to Venice

Poster advertising Royal Mail Line trips to Venice
Poster advertising Royal Mail Line autumn cruises to Venice, also calling at the Dalmatian Coast, Athens, Corfu and Constantinople. Showing a gondola on the canal below the Bridge of Sighs

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Constantine the Great. Roman Emperor from 306-337. Constanti

Constantine the Great. Roman Emperor from 306-337. Constanti
Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus) (272-337). Roman Emperor from 306-337. Know for being the first roman emperor to convert to christianity

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Interior of the Harem with a scribe

Interior of the Harem with a scribe. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II in Turkish uniform and fez, WW1

Kaiser Wilhelm II in Turkish uniform and fez, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor, seen here in Constantinople wearing Turkish style uniform, including a fez, during the First World War. Date: circa 1917

Background imageConstantinople Collection: St John Chrysostom / Theve

St John Chrysostom / Theve
SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM Archbishop of Constantinople, noted preacher, exiled by the rich and powerful for his outspoken views Date: circa 347 - 407

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Turkey - Istanbul - Princes Islands (Prinkipo) - Buyukada

Turkey - Istanbul - Princes Islands (Prinkipo) - Buyukada
Constantinople - Princes Islands - Buyukada - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses). Today, the rich inhabitants of Istanbul have their summerhouses here

Background imageConstantinople Collection: The Ferry Port at Prinkipo - Constantinople, Turkey

The Ferry Port at Prinkipo - Constantinople, Turkey
The Ferry Port at Prinkipo - Buyukada, Istanbul (Constantinople) - Princes Islands - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses)

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke

Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke
Survivors from the German Cruiser SMS Emden - a Captain (Hellmuth von Mucke), 3 officers and 30 men at Constantinople, Turkey - 5th May 1915

Background imageConstantinople Collection: The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople

The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople
A Famous Dolma maker. Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions. The stuffing may or may not include meat

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Dancing Bears - Constantinople, Turkey

Dancing Bears - Constantinople, Turkey
Two attendants/musicians with their dancing bears, performing on their hind legs in Constantinople, Turkey

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Pasa Bahce - Istanbul

Pasa Bahce - Istanbul
View of Pasa Bahce, where the Pasabahce Glass Company is located today. On Asian side of Bosphorus

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Constantine XI Palaeolog

Constantine XI Palaeolog
CONSTANTINE XI PALAEOLOGUS The last Byzantine Emperor, who died trying to save Constantinople from the Turks

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Istanbul. Turkey

Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Istanbul. Turkey
Turkey. Istanbul. Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Erected during the reign of Justinian I. Interior

Background imageConstantinople Collection: The Pera and Galata Districts of Istanbul, Turkey

The Pera and Galata Districts of Istanbul, Turkey. Date: circa 1910

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Castle of Yoros at Anadolu Kavagi

Istanbul, Turkey - Castle of Yoros at Anadolu Kavagi Date: circa 1922

Background imageConstantinople Collection: King George V Birthday Tea Party - Istanbul Embassy

King George V Birthday Tea Party - Istanbul Embassy
British Embassy in Istanbul - King George V Birthday Tea Party on 3rd June 1924. Mr Ronald Lindsay (right - later Sir Ronald Lindsay, the future Ambassador) and colleague arrive at the party

Background imageConstantinople Collection: View across the Golden horn toward Topkapi Palace

View across the Golden horn toward Topkapi Palace
View across the Golden Horn (with Topkapi Palace in background) looking over the done and minarets of a Constantinople Mosque

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Istanbul Skyline, Turkey - Sunset

Istanbul Skyline, Turkey - Sunset
Istanbul Skyline at sunset, dominated by the domes and minarets of two of the principal Mosques - Turkey. Date: 1910s

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Galata Ferryboats - Golden Horn

Istanbul, Turkey - Galata Ferryboats - Golden Horn
Ferryboats and boatmen moored close to the Bridge and Quay at Galata, Constantinople, Turkey, ready to provide transport across the Golden Horn. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Yoros Castle and Anadolu Kavagi

Istanbul, Turkey - Yoros Castle and Anadolu Kavagi
Istanbul, Turkey - Yoros Castle and the village of Anadolu Kavagi. Date: circa 1922

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Feuerbagd sche (i. e. Fenerbahce) on Sea of Marmora (i. e. M

Feuerbagd sche (i. e. Fenerbahce) on Sea of Marmora (i. e. M
Feuerbagd sche (i.e. Fenerbahce) on Sea of Marmora (i.e. Marmara), Constantinople, Turkey. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Constantinople Fall - 3

Constantinople Fall - 3
The cannon of sultan Orban Date: April 1453

Background imageConstantinople Collection: View of Golden Horn with Breslau and Hamidie, WW1

View of Golden Horn with Breslau and Hamidie, WW1
View of the Golden Horn at Istanbul, Turkey, with the German light cruiser SMS Breslau and the Turkish light cruiser Hamidieh, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Turkish Hodja

Turkish Hodja
Turkish holy man ( Hodja ) - Constantinople. Once a man had taken pilgrimage to Mecca, he always wore a beard and was forthwith known as Haji (followed by his name) to denote this fact

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Kuzguncuk

Istanbul, Turkey - Kuzguncuk
Asian side of Bosphorus, Istanbul - looking across - the village of Kuzguncuk, set in an attractive valley between Uskudar and Beylerbey

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Lighthouse at Fenerbahce, Constantinople

Lighthouse at Fenerbahce, Constantinople
Lighthouse at Fenerbahce, formerly known as Fanaraki, today most famous for its football team (named after the lighthouse

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Painting of a Turkish man - Constantinople

Painting of a Turkish man - Constantinople. Once a man had taken pilgrimage to Mecca, he always wore a beard and was forthwith known as Haji (followed by his name) to denote this fact

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Constantinople - Princes Islands

Constantinople - Princes Islands - Buyukada - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses) set within a border of seashells

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Boatmen on the Bosphorus

Boatmen on the Bosphorus. The capital city of the Roman Empire between 330-395 AD, in Byzantine times, Byzantium was considered the world centre of civilsation for 600 years

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Elderly man at prayer in an Istanbul Mosque

Elderly man at prayer in an Istanbul Mosque
Elderly man at prayer in the Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul, kneeling in the direction of Mecca

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Invitation - Reception for Sultan Aziz in London

Invitation - Reception for Sultan Aziz in London
Invitation to a reception given by the City of London in honour of Sultan Aziz during his stay in London in July 1867. Aziz cultivated good relations with the Second French Empire

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Richard of India - Maharajah in Istanbul

Richard of India - Maharajah in Istanbul
Richard of India. An Indian Maharajah during a visit to Constantinople

Background imageConstantinople Collection: The Call to Prayer - Constantinople

The Call to Prayer - Constantinople
The Hodja upon the minaret calling the believers to prayer at Constantinople, Turkey

Background imageConstantinople Collection: Istanbul - Galata Bridge

Istanbul - Galata Bridge
A view across the Galata Bridge and Golden Horn, with motorbuses, trams, cars and pedestrians packing the crossing

Background imageConstantinople Collection: French Warships - Constantinople

French Warships - Constantinople
French warships at Constantinople at the end of the First World War



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