Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Abdullah Brothers

As an antidote to the bizarre prices expected at the Sotherby's Polaroid sale later this month, there is a series of school and college photographs taken between 1890 and 1893 in Istanbul, Turkey. The photographs were taken by the Abdullah Brothers.

Reminiscent, but pre-dating August Sanders by 20 odd years, these are beautiful and highly desirable images.

Available for FREE download from the Library of Congress.

Photograph by Abdulah BrothersStudents, Imperial Polytechnica - Abdullah Frères

Photograph by Abdulah BrothersStudents of Mekteb-i Sultani - Abdullah Frères

Photograph by Abdulah BrothersStudents, art school for girls - Abdullah Frères

1 comment:

  1. Haunting, as are many antique photographs. The one of the art school girls is especially engaging.



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