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Slide set: Russo-Turkish War (lecture: York & Son, 48 slides, in/after 1877)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Map of Turkey
Slide 2
Map of Constantinople and the Bosphorus
Slide 3
Constantinople -- View from Seraskier Tower
Slide 4
Constantinople -- The Golden Horn
Slide 5
[Slide title unknown]
Slide 6
Triple Wall of Constantinople
Slide 7
Atmeidan, or Hippodrome
Slide 8
Exterior of Santa Sophia
Slide 9
Interior of Santa Sophia
Slide 10
Greek Church at Baloukli
Slide 11
Apartment in the Palace of the Sultana
Slide 12
Anadole Hissar, Turkey in Asia
Slide 13
Roumeli Hissar, Turkey in Europe
Slide 14
Village in Roumelia, Adrianople
Slide 15**
A Street in Adrianople
Slide 16**
Entrance to the Bosphorus
Slide 17
Entry of Mohamet into Constantinople
Slide 18
Hunkair, or Unkiar Ikelessi
Slide 19
Scutari and the Maiden's Tower
Slide 20
The Key to the Dardanelles
Slide 21
Tophana, Entrance to Pera
Slide 22
The Sultan (Equestrian)
Slide 23
Emperor of Russia leaving St Petersburg
Slide 24
Sitting of Conference on the Eastern Question
Slide 25
Proclaiming the New Turkish Constitution
Slide 26
Opening Ceremony of the Turkish Parliament
Slide 27
Enlisting Volunteers for the Turkish Army in Roumelia
Slide 28**
Turkish Troops passing through the Stamboul
Slide 29
Turkish Ironclads at Buyukdere
Slide 30
Between Decks of a Turkish Ironclad
Slide 31
Slide 32
Bayazid, Frontier Town of Persia
Slide 33
A Street in Erzeroum
Slide 34
The Exodus from Erzeroum
Slide 35
Roumanian Priests blessing the Emperor of Russia
Slide 36
Roumanians Dancing the 'Hora'
Slide 37
Passage of the Danube at Brailia
Slide 38
Bombardment and Evacuation of Nicopolis
Slide 39
Fighting near Rustchuk
Slide 40
Narrow Escape of Newspaper Correspondents
Slide 41
Hobart Pasha examining a Russian Spy
Slide 42
Pass in the Balkans
Slide 43
Mouth of the Shipka Pass
Slide 44
Russians attacking the Batteries at Shipka Pass
Slide 45
The Army of Mustapha Pasha crossing a Bridge
Slide 46
The Battle of Plevna
Slide 47
Servia -- English surgeons on their way to the War
Slide 48**
Camp for the Wounded at Magra, near Kars
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1877)
Related slide set

see generic title Russo-Turkish War (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


The set is attributed to York on the basis of the style of labelling on the examples in the Ilfracombe collection.

The images are photographed from Illustrated London News of 28 July 1877, and possibly other dates or similar periodicals.


4 slides known to exist in private collection

48 slides in Ilfracombe Museum Collection

Subject keyword
Russo-Turkish War (1877 - 1878)
Lucerna ID  3008865

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 21 June 2022

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