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Albumen photo of the exterior of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul c. 1880

Albumen photo of the exterior of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul c. 1880


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Photographs: Places: Pre 1900: Item # 1420202

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An interesting view of the monumental Hagia Sophia rising above houses on either side and a man standing in a square(?) that is probably some distance from the mosque but with the perspective appears quite close. No writing in the negative and the identification of the view in pencil appears later than the image which is around 1880. It is attached to a thin paper page that from the roughness of the back side might have been an album page that was separated. The mat is protective. The image is 7 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches (18 x 28.5 cm).

Condition: generally good, well laid down on the paper and surface clean. The edges on all four sides show some lack of contrast. The central part of the photo shows good contrast and sharp focus.