• Accession Number: 2012-8a-00001
  • Recording Date: Saturday, 09 March 2019
  • Recorded By: Super User

Abdul Hamid Photographic Collection

  •  “This monumental collection portrays the Ottoman Empire during the reign of one of its last sultans, Abdul-Hamid II. The 1,819 photographs in 51 large-format albums date from about 1880 to 1893. They highlight the modernization of numerous aspects of the Ottoman Empire, featuring images of educational facilities and students; well-equipped army and navy personnel and facilities; technologically advanced lifesaving and fire fighting brigades; factories; mines; harbors; hospitals; and government buildings. Most of the places depicted are within the boundaries of modern-day Turkey, but buildings and sites in Iraq, Lebanon, Greece and other countries are also included.”


  • Categorization: Collections
  • Classification: Ottoman Abdul-Hamid


  • Collection: Abdul Hamid II Collection
  • Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
  • Owner: Library of Congress
  • Creator of Item: made for Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, c1890

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