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Ottoman Era Photos Digitised

The Iris, Ottoman-Era Photographs Take on New Meaning in Their Digital Life

"In the 1980s the French collector Pierre de Gigord traveled to Turkey and collected thousands of Ottoman-era photographs in a variety of media and formats. The resulting Pierre de Gigord Collection is now housed in the Getty Research Institute, which recently digitized over 6,000 of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs, making them available to study and download for free online." Great digital resource.

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