Kharpert_kaza Dersim sandjak Kaza of Agn

The province (vilayet) of Mamuretül-aziz/Harput at the beginning of the 20th century

Editorial note

Houshamadyan's editorial staff have already prepared articles about certain places in Mamuretül-aziz/Harput province. These are the cases of the Harput kaza (sub-district), sandjak of Dersim and Agn/Eğin. To read these articles click on the title "Kaza of Harput", "Sandjak of Dersim", "Agn", to be found in the column on the left.

Province of Mamuratul-Aziz/Harput: Photo gallery

We present, in this section, pictures taken in the Mamuratul-Aziz/Harput/Kharpert 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 Mamuratul-Aziz/Harput/Kharpert 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 Harput/Kharpert

(See below for picture captions and sources)

1) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
1) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
2) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
2) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
3) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
3) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
4) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
4) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
5) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
5) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
 

Captions and sources
1) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig), 1902. Armenian orphans (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)
2) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig), 1902. Inside an Armenian orphanage (EMMAUS) (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)
3) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig), 1903. EMMAUS Armenian orphanage (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)
4) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig), 1903. The orphans of the Armenian EMMAUS orphanage around Miss Grunhagen (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)
5) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig), 1910. The Armenian girl orphans of the EMMAUS orphanage (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)

Kharpert/Harput. The Community School graduates of 1909/1910 with the school’s director Tlgadintsi (seated, centre) (Source: Nubarian Library collection)

7) Kharpert/Harput
7) Kharpert/Harput
8) Kharpert/Harput
8) Kharpert/Harput
9) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
9) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
10) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
10) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
11) Kharpert/Harput
11) Kharpert/Harput
12) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
12) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
13) Kharpert/Harput
13) Kharpert/Harput
14) Kharpert/Harput
14) Kharpert/Harput
15) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
15) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)

Captions and sources
7) The students of the Kharpert/Harput Euphrates college (Source: Rev. Edwin M. Bliss, Turkey and the Armenian Atrocities, London, 1896)
8) A scene from the town of Kharpert/Harput (Source: Rev. Edwin M. Bliss, Turkey and the Armenian Atrocities, London, 1896)
9) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig), 1910. The Armenian girl orphans of the EMMAUS orphanage (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)
10) Mezre, 1910. A pharmacy (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)
11) Kharpert/Harput region, 1914. During a picnic held by the Armenian Mission workers and their friends (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)
12) Mezre. The Armenian orphanage (Source: Ferdinand Brockes, Quer durch Klein-Asien, Gütersloh, 1900)
13) A house in Kharpert/Harput (Source: Ferdinand Brockes, Quer durch Klein-Asien, Gütersloh, 1900)
14) Kharpert/Harput general view (Source: Ferdinand Brockes, Quer durch Klein-Asien, Gütersloh, 1900)
15) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig). The Armenian orphanage (Source: Ferdinand Brockes, Quer durch Klein-Asien, Gütersloh, 1900)

Kharpert/Harput 1907. The graduates of the French School. Standing, left to right: Hovhannes Paragian, Garo Ghazarosian, Rupen Der-Stepanian, Sarkis Maldjanian, Antranig Bo (illegible). Seated, left to right: Khachig Nadjarian, Kurken Papazian. (Source: Dzovig Torikian collection)

17) Husseinig/Ulukent
17) Husseinig/Ulukent
18) Kharpert/Harput
18) Kharpert/Harput
19) Kharpert/Harput
19) Kharpert/Harput
20) Kesrig/Kızılay
20) Kesrig/Kızılay
21) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
21) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
22) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)
22) Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig)

Captions and sources
17) The small town of Husseinig/Ulukent (Source: Ferdinand Brockes, Quer durch Klein-Asien, Gütersloh, 1900)
18) Kharpert/Harput. Girl orphans (Source: Ferdinand Brockes, Quer durch Klein-Asien, Gütersloh, 1900)
19) The town of Kharpert/Harput (Source: Michel Paboudjian collection)
20) Kesrig/Kızılay (Harput kaza). Armenian women at their washing near the fountain (Source: Edmund Naumann, Vom Goldnen Horn zu den Quellen des Euphrat, 1893, Leipzig)
21) Mezre. Street scene (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
22) The main street in Mezre (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)

Lower Quarter, Harput. The children of the Armenian kindergarten and staff

Lower Quarter, Harput. The children of the Armenian kindergarten and staff. The teachers, seated, left to right: Haiganush Avakian, Isguhi Hekimian, Victoria Kalusdian. The man standing between the last two is Rev Vartan Arslanian (Source: Vahé Haig, Harput and its golden plain [in Armenian], New York, 1959)

Mezre (Mamuratul-Aziz/Elazig). The Capucins school, 1911-1912 (Source: Dzovig Torikian collection)

An Armenian gathering. Kharpert/Harput (or Mezre) (Source: Dzovig Torikian collection)

26) Kharpert/Harput
26) Kharpert/Harput
27) Kharpert/Harput
27) Kharpert/Harput
28) Kharpert/Harput
28) Kharpert/Harput
29) Kharpert/Harput
29) Kharpert/Harput
30) Kharpert/Harput
30) Kharpert/Harput
 

Captions and sources
26) The town of Kharpert/Harput (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
27) The town of Kharpert/Harput. The market street (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
28) The town of Kharpert/Harput. Life in the street (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
29) The town of Kharpert/Harput. The castle can be seen on the hill, with the cemetery on its slope. (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
30) Kharpert/Harput. The southern side of the town (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)

Kharpert/Harput (date unknown). An Armenian family (Source: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute)

Kaza of Agn/Eğin

(See below for picture captions and sources)

1) Agn/Eğin
1) Agn/Eğin
2) Agn/Eğin
2) Agn/Eğin

Captions and sources
1) Agn/Eğin. An Armenian clergyman (Source: Ferdinand Brockes, Quer durch Klein-Asien, Gütersloh, 1900)
2) The town of Agn (Source: H. A. Eprigian, Illustrated indigenous dictionary, Part 1, Venice, St Lazzaro, 1900)

Agn/Eğin. The Papazian family (Source: Papazian family collection)

Kaza of Malatya

(See below for picture captions and sources)

Malatya, 1907. The mission Armenian orphanage

Malatya, 1907. The mission Armenian orphanage (Source: Maria Jacobsen collection)

1 Malatya
2 Malatya

Captions and sources:
1) Malatya: Sarkis Sookiasian (left, b. 1899) and his sister Varter (b. 1901) (Source: Sookiasian family collection, USA)
2) Malatya: Garabed Artinian, b. 1902 (Source: Cynthia McGuirl collection, USA)