Album of Turkish Costume Paintings.

Collection History

Many 19th century plate books on customs and costume came to NYPL from the founding Lenox and Astor library holdings, as well as the personal library of benefactor Samuel J. Tilden. Many of the titles chosen for digitization show dress in the context of ethnicity or nationality. Related dress materials, such as accessories and body ornamentation, are also included.

Related Resources

See also the following digital collections for additional regional works: [Africana & Black History; Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs; The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs; After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture; and Icons and Images of Cultures: Plate Books from the Russian Empire, Early Soviet Russia, and Eastern Europe, 1730-1935]

- 9/23/2004

Collection Data

Mahmud II, Sultan of the Turks (1784-1839) (Patron)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1223-1242 [1808-1826]
Place: Istanbul?
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents 96-355
Content: Titles in French below paintings; shorter titles in Italian and Russian on verso.
Physical Description
Extent: 85 folios with paintings and dedication page. 28.7 x 20.5 cm (trimmed) Paper with laid lines.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12578496
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2e9d11f0-c6d5-012f-2ce6-58d385a7bc34
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