Rue de Tophanna

Made:
c. 1855 in Istanbul
maker:
James Robertson
'Rue de Tophanna'
      A photograph of a street in the Tophana area of Istanbul, Turkey, taken by James Robertson (1813-1888) in about 1855

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'Rue de Tophanna' A photograph of a street in the Tophana area of Istanbul, Turkey, taken by James Robertson (1813-1888) in about 1855
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A photograph entitled 'Rue de Tophanna' taken by James Robertson, c. 1855. The photograph shows the Tophana area in Istanbul, the arsenal and cannon foundry for the Ottoman Empire. Robertson established a photographic studio in Istanbul in 1854, and began working with Felice Beato. In 1855 the pair travelled to Balaklava to document the Crimean War.

A photograph entitled 'Rue de Tophanna' taken by James Robertson, c. 1855.

The photograph shows the Tophana area in Istanbul, the arsenal and cannon foundry for the Ottoman Empire. Robertson established a photographic studio in Istanbul in 1854, and began working with Felice Beato. In 1855 the pair travelled to Balaklava to document the Crimean War.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1939-180/25
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford