Photos of 19th Century Constantinople on Display in Thessaloniki Exhibition

The photographs were captured between 1890-1900 by Jean Pascal Sebah and Polycarpe Joaillier, and it is the first time they will be on public display.





Mount Athos Center, Thessaloniki

Opening hours:
Mon & Wed: 9 am - 4 pm
Tue Thurs & Fri: 9 am - 8 pm
Sat: 9 am - 2 pm

Visitors to Thessaloniki this May and June will be able to see rare photographs capturing the cosmopolitan city of Constantinople near the turn of the 20th century thanks to a new exhibition.

Titled “Constantinople as Seen by Jean Pascal Sebah & Polycarpe Joaillier (1890-1900)” the exhibition is being held until June 10 at the Mount Athos Center. It is the product of a collaboration between the Aristotle University Library and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

 The exhibition comprises 50 photographs by the two Frenchmen, who ran a photo studio that produced impressive coffee-table books for travelers enchanted by the East, mainly Turkey and Egypt. It is the first time the photographs will be on public display.

Visitors will also be able to see 10 rare publications about Constantinople spanning the period from 1829 to 1926 that belong to Aristotle University’s Trikoglou Collection.

For more information call the Mount Athos Center: +30 2310.263308

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