A scene from Izmir (Michel Paboudjian Collection)
A scene from Izmir (Michel Paboudjian Collection)

Province of Izmir/Smyrna: Photo gallery

We present, in this section, pictures taken in the Izmir/Smyrna vilayet (province), the majority of which are photographs and engravings relating to the Ottoman era. We have presented the province with its relevant various sub-sections with the object of making them more easily accessible. In the future we will present, alongside them, various themed articles prepared by the editorial board about the Ankara province. Thus this method of presentation is of a temporary nature which will last until the articles have been prepared. It should be noted that we have worked on the old photographs in this section with the aim of improving their colour, tone and quality.

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Izmir/Smyrna

Izmir/Smyrna (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

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Captions and sources:
1) Izmir/Smyrna. St. Stepan Armenian Church (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
2) Izmir/Smyrna. A view of the city, most likely circa 1908 after the reestablishment of the Ottoman Constitution (Photograph by Victor Forbin, Service Historique de la Défense, Vincennes)

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1 Izmir
2 Izmir
3 Izmir
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Captions and sources:
1) Izmir/Smyrna. The pier (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
2) Izmir/Smyrna. The wharf (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
3) Izmir/Smyrna. The wharf and customs office (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
4) Izmir/Smyrna. Panorama (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

Izmir/Smyrna. The wharf

Izmir/Smyrna. The wharf (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

Izmir/Smyrna

Izmir/Smyrna (Source: Léon de Laborde, Voyage de l’Asie Mineure, Paris 1838)

1 Izmir
2 Izmir

Captions and sources:
1) Izmir/Smyrna. The bay (Source: Léon de Laborde, Voyage de l’Asie Mineure, Paris 1838)
2) Izmir/Smyrna. Armenian church (Source: Léon de Laborde, Voyage de l’Asie Mineure, Paris 1838)

Izmir/Smyrna. The bay

Izmir/Smyrna. The bay (Source: Léon de Laborde, Voyage de l’Asie Mineure, Paris 1838)