Atatürk’s old photos in auction
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
The Pera Mezat on July 28 will sell unseen Atatürk photos.Photos of Atatürk, which have been kept in a private collection and most of which have never been revealed before, will be sold at an auction on July 28 by Pera Mezat.
Pera Mezat General Coordinator Samet Tekin said that the auction would offer many original photos of Atatürk from a private collection. He said that some of the photos provided details about his social life and his visits to certain cities. “Photos of Atatürk taken in Sivas, Adana, Kastamonu, Kayseri, İzmir and Bursa are among the collection. The photos showing Atatürk with citizens are striking ones. Besides these photos, the collection also includes those taken in various fronts of the War of Independence. There are some photos showing cheerful Turkish soldiers and commanders in the war time,” he said.
Tarkan said that rare photos showing the 15th division entering İzmir would also be up for auction, adding, “Nearly 500 Atatürk photos will be sold in the auction. Also, some 600 photos featuring the first years of the Republic Period and works on aviation, education, sports and health will also be in the auction as well as ephemera, medal, coin, book and gravure collections.”