Turkish street merchant. Ottoman empire.

Turkish, street vendor, Istanbul, Ottoman empire, Amedeo Preziosi, drawing, costume, history,
Turkish street vendor

Turkish street merchant during the Ottoman empire in 1851.

The drawing by Amadeo Preziosi from 1851 shows a street vendor in Istanbul (Constantinople) with sweets and a hand scale. He is dressed in traditional Turkish caftan to a large turban, shirt and harem pants.

Source: Stamboul, Recollections of Eastern Life by Amedeo Preziosi. Published by Lemercier Paris 1861.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Armenian Hamal. A porter or bearer in the Ottoman Empire.
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