National Geographic : 1929 Jan
AN OUTDOOR A-B-C CLASS The best seller in Turkey to-day is the new alphabet, but this one is not for sale. The storekeeper has turned the space in front of his shop into an impromptu classroom. A SIGN PAINTERRELETTERS ABARBER-SHOP SIGN An advertisement in theOld Turkish writing (Arabic script) may be seen above. Perukhari,meaning "barber," sounds more like awig than a shave. This is a busy time for sign painters inConstantinople.