Sketches of character and costume in Constantinople, Ionian Islands &c.

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

Mac Bean, Forbes (Artist)
Sutcliffe, Justin (Lithographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1854
Place: London
Publisher: Tho's. Mc. Lean 26 Haymarket
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MMR+++ (MacBean, F. Sketches of character & costume)
Clothing & dress -- Turkey
Ownership: Amer. Art Ass'n May 10, 1925
Statement of responsibility: from the original drawings made on the spot by Capt'n. Forbes Mac Bean, 92nd Highlanders, lithographed by J. Sutcliffe
Physical Description
Extent: 5 p. 25 col. pl.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 29236088
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13982629
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4fe581b0-c6bc-012f-62a6-58d385a7bc34
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