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19 May Square, Ankara Railway Station, 1940s

19 May Square, Ankara Railway Station, 1940s

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The railway line between İzmit-Ankara started operating on 27 November, 1892. The first railway station was a small and modest structure and it was inaugurated with a ceremony. The residents of Ankara flooded in the railway station to participate in the ceremony and to see the very first train which came to the city..A new railway station was decided to be constructed in 1934. Sabri Şekip Akalın, a 25-year old architect working for the Ministry of Transport, was assigned for the construction works. The new railway station, the construction of which started on November 3, 1935 was completed on September 2, 1937 and put into service on September 30, 1937. ...19 Mayıs Meydanı, Ankara Garı, 1940’lı Yıllar..Motorlu ulaşım araçları daha kente ulaşmamıştı. Cumhuriyet Ankara’sının öncesinde, ulaşım araçları genellikle, yaylı, tek ya da çift atın çektiği kağnı, tatar arabası, bazısının üstü muşambayla örtülü “Lando” denilen araçlardı. Sonra otobüs, otomobil geldi. Geldi ve çoğaldı. 1940’ların başında bile faytonlar kent içi ulaşım için vazgeçilmez mi, bilinmez, ama vardılar, aranıyorlardı. Tek ya da iki at koşulurdu faytona. .Ankara Garı’nın önünde, 19 Mayıs Meydanı’nın bir köşesinde, damalı, rengârenk taksilerle birlikte müşteri bekliyor. Sürücü faytonun ön kısmındaki yerine oturmuş, her an harekete hazır. Faytona iki at koşulmuş.

A collection is reflecting the urbanisation processes of Ankara, a capital of Republic of Turkey, between 1930-1960 through the eyes of photographers whose works took place in the archive of Directorate General of Press and Information. Within the framework of this archive, we have collected photos starting from the Ankara Railway Station, followed by various boulevards which finally arrive at Çankaya.

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Directorate General of Press and Information, Turkey
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