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The province (vilayet) of Ankara at the beginning of the 20th century

Province of Ankara: Photo gallery

We present, in this section, pictures taken in the Ankara 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.

Kaza of Kayseri

(See below for picture captions and sources)

Kayseri/Gesaria: St Garabed monastery
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Talas. Holy Mother of God Church in the upper quarter
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Talas. Holy Mother of God Church in the upper quarter
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Captions and sources:
1) Kayseri/Gesaria: St Garabed monastery (Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
2) Talas. Holy Mother of God Church in the upper quarter (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
3) Talas. Holy Mother of God Church in the upper quarter (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

Kayseri/Gesaria, 1903. St. Garabed Monastery and neighboring newly-built school.

1. Drawing classroom
2. School
3. Large yard (fenced)
4. Extensive fence and door
5. Doorkeeper’s room and guest room
6. Six teachers’ rooms
7. Three teachers’ rooms and bathroom
8. Two bedrooms, facing each other
9. Big bedroom, 120 beds
10. Fence, attached to the monastery
11. Kitchen and pantry
12. Fence and school’s garden
13. Monastery’s large garden 

(Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

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Captions and sources
1) Kayseri (Source: J.O. Barrows, On horseback in Cappadocia, Boston, 1884)
2) Kayseri: the castle entrance (Source: Alfred Boissier, En Cappadoce, notes de voyage, Genève, 1897)
3) Kayseri: a street inside the castle (Source: Alfred Boissier, En Cappadoce, notes de voyage, Genève, 1897)
4) Kayseri: St Garabed monastery (Source: Alfred Boissier, En Cappadoce, notes de voyage, Genève, 1897)
5) Kayseri: St Garabed monastery (Source: Alfred Boissier, En Cappadoce, notes de voyage, Genève, 1897)
6) Kayseri: within the confines of St Garabed monastery (Source: Alfred Boissier, En Cappadoce, notes de voyage, Genève, 1897)
7) Kayseri: inside St Garabed monastery (Source: Alfred Boissier, En Cappadoce, notes de voyage, Genève, 1897)
8) Kayseri: an Armenian couple (Source: Ferdinand Brockes, Quer durch Klein-Asien, Gütersloh, 1900)
9) Talas: a picture from the town (Source: W.J. Childs, Across Asia Minor on Foot, Edinburgh/London, 1917)
10) Talas: a picture from the town (Source: W.J. Childs, Across Asia Minor on Foot, Edinburgh/London, 1917)
11) Talas: inside the town (Source: W.J. Childs, Across Asia Minor on Foot, Edinburgh/London, 1917)
12) Kayseri: the town and Mount Argaeus / Erciyes Dağı (Source: W.J. Childs, Across Asia Minor on Foot, Edinburgh/London, 1917)
13) Kayseri: the town and, behind, Mount Argaeus / Erciyes Dağı (Source: Earl Percy, Highlands of Asiatic Turkey, London, 1901)

Talas. Armenian Women Devoted to the Nation Union’s kindergarten, 15 June 1911 (Source: Nubarian Library collection)

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Captions and sources
15) Kayseri. Mission House (Source: J.O. Barrows, On horseback in Cappadocia, Boston, 1884)
16) Kayseri: inside the town (Source: Hugo Grothe, Meine Vorderasienexpedition 1906 und 1907, Band II, 1912, Leipzig)
17) Kayseri: a panorama from the town (Source: Hugo Grothe, Geographische Charakterbilder, Leipzig, 1909)
18) Kayseri seen from the north (Source: Hugo Grothe, Geographische Charakterbilder, Leipzig, 1909)
19) Kayseri: the castle and market (Source: Hugo Grothe, Geographische Charakterbilder, Leipzig, 1909)
20) Kayseri: a scene from a wedding (Source: Hugo Grothe, Geographische Charakterbilder, Leipzig, 1909)
21) Kayseri: the courtyard of the Catholic church (Source: Edmund Naumann, Vom Goldnen Horn zu den Quellen des Euphrat, 1893, Leipzig)
22) Kayseri: inside the town (Source: Edmund Naumann, Vom Goldnen Horn zu den Quellen des Euphrat, 1893, Leipzig)

Kayseri: members of the Kayseri Committee for Relief of the Indigent surrounded by their beneficiaries. Photograph taken on 17 May 1899 (Source: AGBU, Cairo)

Kaza of Develi (Everek-Fenese, Chomakhlu, Tomarza)

(See below for picture captions and sources)

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Captions and sources
1) Tomarza: the Holy Mother of God monastery (Source: Hugo Grothe, Meine Vorderasienexpedition 1906 und 1907, Band II, 1912, Leipzig)
2) An Armenian shepherd in Tomarza (Source: Hugo Grothe, Meine Vorderasienexpedition 1906 und 1907, Band II, 1912, Leipzig)

Sandjak of Ankara (Ankara, Stanoz/Istanos, Sivrihisar)

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Ankara. The Attarian family, 1908

Ankara. The Attarian family, 1908. Standing, second from the left, is Levon Attar-Mekerian (Levon Remzi). The youngster standing to his right is Hovsep Attarian (Source: Hourig Attarian collection, Montréal)

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Captions and sources:
1) Ankara. Panorama (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
2) Ankara. Panorama (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
3) Ankara. A view of the city (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

Sivrihisar, 1900. The Sandalian family

Sivrihisar, 1900. The Sandalian family. (From left): Avedis, Anson, unknown, Yeghsapet (née Nersesian), Harutyun (Source: Antoine Bedrossian collection, Grenoble)

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Captions and sources
1) An engraving of Ankara.
2) Ankara (Source: Lord Warkworth, Notes from a diary in Asiatic Turkey, London, 1898)
3) An engraving of Ankara (Source: Edmund Naumann, Vom Goldnen Horn zu den Quellen des Euphrat, 1893, Leipzig)
4) Ankara: the Holy Mother of God monastery (Source: H. M. Eprigian, Illustrated Indegenous Dictionary (in Armenian), Part 1, Venice, St Lazzaro, 1900)

Sivrihisar, circa 1909. Armenian soldiers and officers in the Ottoman Army

Sivrihisar, circa 1909. Armenian soldiers and officers in the Ottoman Army. The photo was taken after the reestablishment of the Ottoman Constitution. Many such military men from Sivrihisar perished in the 1915 massacres (Source: Antoine Bedrossian collection, Grenoble)

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Captions and sources:
1) Stanoz/Istanos/Yenikent: general view of the town (Source: Krikor Kavedjian collection)
2) Stanoz/Istanos/Yenikent, 1912. Armenian school students (Source: Krikor Kavedjian collection)

(Source: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Yerevan)
(Source: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Yerevan)

Ankara: a scene from the Armenian quarter (Source: H. M. Eprigian, Illustrated Indegenous Dictionary (in Armenian), Part 1, Venice, St Lazzaro, 1900)

Sandjak of Yozgat

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Captions and sources:
1) Yozgat. General view of the city (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
2) Yozgat, circa 1911. Armenian funeral. The young boy standing on the right behind the coffin, head slightly bent, is Vahan/John Ayvazian (b. 1896) (Source: Janice Carter (Ayvazian) collection, USA)

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Captions and sources
1) Yozgat: panorama (Source: H. M. Eprigian, Illustrated Indegenous Dictionary (in Armenian), Part 1, Venice, St Lazzaro, 1900)
2) Aladja/Alaca (kaza of Chorum/Çorum) (Source: Léon de Laborde, Voyage de l’Asie Mineure, Paris 1838)

Iydeli/İğdeli (kaza of Boghazlian/Boğazlıyan): the opening of the Bartevian School, 1912 (Source: Nubarian Library collection)