National Geographic : 1939 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE store displays its title as "Bon marsesi"; "Va gonli Kook" will arrange your tours; "L Jur nal Doryan" is Le Journal d'Ori ent, a local French newspa per. Lining the outer 'tween decks space of ferryboats are advertisements of such products as "Poker-Play" ra zor blades, "All Nu Fly Spray," "Joli Fam," "Kremi ve Pu drisi," and va rious makes of "Radvo." A SECOND 1938 EASTER A visit to the printing plant of Tan (Daybreak), popular Turkish daily, offered the spectacle of mid dle-aged and eld erly linotype op erators with agile fingers setting type from both Photograph by Bernard F. Rogers, Jr.copy THE JANISSARY KETTLEDRUM WAS A KETTLE IN WHICH BARRACK and intricate Ar FARE WAS COOKED (PLATE IV) abic characters.* In the courtyard of the Church of the Peace of God at Istanbul are four Confection fire-blackened caldrons in which the soldiers' rations were prepared. When ers' windows were danger threatened, spoons beat on their iron sides. Later, drumheads were added and the kettles became kettledrums, related to the symphonic instrument filled with an edi and those used by the Horse Guards at the Trooping of the Colour in London. ble poultry-and rabbit show of with curvature of the spine. From Taksim chocolate-and-almond paste; also curious Square it descends through rows of movie bread loaves in the form of a large circle houses, hotels, and stores, each announcing with-cross, with brilliantly dyed hens' eggs its offerings in Latin-letter signs. Only on protruding from their crisp, brown surfaces. the walls of mosques, green-back surfaces Easter in the Christian churches of western of one-lira banknotes, and certain alumi- Europe was already past, but the Greek Or num and copper coins are Arabic characters thodox celebration was yet to come. to be found. Beauty shops urge black-haired feminine *See, in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, "Turkey Goes to School," by Maynard Owen Wil passers-by to acquire an "ondulasyon" or liams, January, 1929, and "Looking in on the submit to the electrified caress of a "per- Everyday Life of New Turkey," 12 natural-color manent" waving machine; a department photographs, April, 1932.