TURKEY Uskudar British troops of line camped antique print 1854
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TURKEY: Uskudar: British troops of line camped, antique print, 1854

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CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'British Infantry of the line encamped at Scutari'

Selimiye Barracks
Selimiye Barracks, also known as Scutari Barracks is a Turkish army barracks located in the Üsküdar district on the Asian part of Istanbul, Turkey. It was built first in 1800 by Sultan Selim III for the soldiers of the newly established regular army in frame of the Ottoman military reform efforts "Nizam- Cedid" (literally "New Order"). Regiments left for the front, the barracks was converted into a temporary military hospital. On November 4, 1854, famous nurse Florence Nightingale arrived in Scutari with 38 volunteer women. Called the "Lady with the Lamp", she cared for thousands of wounded and infected soldiers, and drastically reduced the high mortality rate by improving the sanitary living conditions until she returned home in 1857 as a heroine.
The northmost tower of the Selimiye Barracks building is today a museum, and in several of its rooms, relics and reproductions relevant to Florence Nightingale and her nurses are on exhibition.
Around 6,000 soldiers died in the Selimiye Barracks during the war, mostly as the result of cholera epidemic. The dead were buried at a plot next to the barracks, which became later the Haydarpaa Cemetery.

(Source Wikipedia)

Notes on the historical context / background to the print can be viewed at: Selimiye Barracks, Uskudar

DATE PRINTED: 1854    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.5 x 23.0cm, 5.75 x 9 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique wood engraved print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been scanned from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale: The print you will receive is in Good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition compared to that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: from a Daguerreotype by Mr. Robertson, of Constantinople

PROVENANCE: Illustrated London News

TURKEY: Uskudar: British troops of line camped, antique print, 1854
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