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Name of Object:

Silverware used on the Orient Express


Istanbul, Turkey

Holding Museum:

Istanbul Railway Museum


19th century

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After the Crimean War, the Ottoman authorities concluded that a railway connecting Europe with Istanbul was necessary. The construction of a new terminal building began on February 11, 1888. The terminal building is one of the most famous examples of European Orientalism, and has influenced the designs of other architects. The Orient Express was the name of a long-distance passenger train service originally operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. The route passed through Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Ulm, and Munich in Germany, Vienna in Austria, Budapest in Hungary, Bucharest in Romania, Rousse and Varna in Bulgaria ending in Sirkeci.

Citation of this web page:

 "Silverware used on the Orient Express" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;tr;76;en&id=communication_and_transportation

MWNF Working Number: TR2 072