Constantiople; Athens: circa 1880.
Three photographs mounted on card (each 9.5 x 6.5 cm.), labeled in ink on the versos. Three photographs of street food vendors: from Athens, a “seller of a species of cake: halva”; and from Constantinople, “an egg seller” and a “seller of a kind of cream named yoghurt”. The images show each vendor in traditional garb, with the equipment of their trades, the egg vendor with a large basket on his back and smaller basket in front; the halve seller with a three-legged table with a mold; and the yogurt seller with an oblong basket and a pair of small, white ceramic bowls. Very light staining to edges of photos, otherwise very good.