A panoramic view from Erzurum (H. Hepworth, Through Armenia on horseback, London, 1898)
A panoramic view from Erzurum (H. Hepworth, Through Armenia on horseback, London, 1898)

Province of Erzurum: Photo gallery

We present, in this section, pictures taken in the Erzurum/Garin 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 Erzurum/Garin 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 Erzincan/Yerzenga

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Erzincan/Yerzenga
Erzincan/Yerzenga
Erzincan/Yerzenga
Erzincan/Yerzenga

Captions and sources
1) Erzincan/Yerzenga: Armenian women (Source: H. M. Eprigian, Illustrated Indegenous Dictionary (in Armenian), Part 1, Venice, St Lazzaro, 1900)
2) A scene from the town of Erzincan/Yerzenga (Source: Eberhard-Joachim Graf von Westarp, Unter Halbmond und Sonne, ca 1913, Berlin)

Kaza of Erzurum

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Captions and sources:
1) Erzurum: The Gürcü Kapısı Mosque (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
2) Erzurum: The Çifte Minareli Medrese (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
3) Erzurum: The Tepsi Minare (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

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Captions and sources:
1) Erzurum: Panorama (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)
2) Erzurum: Panorama (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

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Captions and sources
1) An engraving of Erzurum (Source: Chesney, The expedition for the survey of the rivers Euphrates and Tigris, London, 1850)
2) A scene from the city of Erzurum
3) A scene from the city of Erzurum (Source: Robert Curzon, Armenia: A year at Erzeroom, and on the frontiers of Russia, Turkey, and Persia, 1854, London)
4) A scene from the city of Erzurum (Source: Eberhard-Joachim Graf von Westarp, Unter Halbmond und Sonne, ca 1913, Berlin)
5) In one of the streets of the city of Erzurum (Source: Eberhard-Joachim Graf von Westarp, Unter Halbmond und Sonne, ca 1913, Berlin)
6) Erzurum: the grain market (Source: Eberhard-Joachim Graf von Westarp, Unter Halbmond und Sonne, ca 1913, Berlin)
7) Erzurum (Source: Vahan Inglisian, Der diener Gottes. Mechitar von Sebaste, Wien, 1929)

A panorama of Erzurum (Source: Keghuni, No. 1-10, 1903, 2nd year, Venice, St Lazzaro)

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Captions and sources
9) Panorama of the city of Erzurum (Source: H. Hepworth, Through Armenia on Horseback, London, 1898)
10) Erzurum : the Mission House (Source: H. Hepworth, Through Armenia on Horseback, London, 1898)
11) In Erzurum (Source: H. Hepworth, Through Armenia on Horseback, London, 1898)
12) Erzurum: a restaurant (Source: H. Hepworth, Through Armenia on Horseback, London, 1898)
13) Erzurum: cobblers (Source: H. Hepworth, Through Armenia on Horseback, London, 1898)
14) Erzurum: the female graduates of an Armenian school (Source: H. Hepworth, Through Armenia on Horseback, London, 1898)

Erzurum: the prison and prisoners (Source: Keghuni, No. 1-10, 1903, 2nd year, Venice, St Lazzaro)

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Captions and sources
16) Erzurum (Source: Henry M. Hozier, The Russo-Turkish war, 1879, London)
17) Erzurum (Source: H.F.B. Lynch, Armenia. Travels and Studies, Vol. II, London, 1901)
18) Erzurum (Source: H.F.B. Lynch, Armenia. Travels and Studies, Vol. II, London, 1901)
19) Erzurum: the Çifte Minareli Medrese (Source: H.F.B. Lynch, Armenia. Travels and Studies, Vol. II, London, 1901)
20) Erzurum: the students of the Sanasarian School (Source: H.F.B. Lynch, Armenia. Travels and Studies, Vol. II, London, 1901)
21) Erzurum: a group of Armenian girls in their traditional dress (Source: H.F.B. Lynch, Armenia. Travels and Studies, Vol. II, London, 1901)
22) Erzurum: an Armenian family (Source: H.F.B. Lynch, Armenia. Travels and Studies, Vol. II, London, 1901)
23) Erzurum: the Çifte Minareli Medrese (Source: Edmund Ollier, Illustrated History of the Russo-Turkish War, Vol. I, London, 1890)

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Captions and sources
24) Erzurum: panorama (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
25) Erzurum (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
26) Erzurum: in the Çifte Minareli Medrese courtyard (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
27) Erzurum (Source: Charles Texier, Description de l’Arménie, la Perse et la Mésopotamie, Première Partie, Paris, 1842)
28) Erzurum (Source: Charles Texier, Description de l’Arménie, la Perse et la Mésopotamie, Première Partie, Paris, 1842)

Erzurum 1912: A picture of a group of Armenians. The photograph was taken by the Voskeritchian Studio, owned by (most probably Diran) Voskeritchian and his brothers (Source: Taline Voskeritchian collection)

Kaza of Hınıs/Khnus

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Hınıs/Khnus
Hınıs/Khnus
Hınıs/Khnus
Hınıs/Khnus

Captions and sources
1) Hınıs/Khnus: The Armenian church and the cemetery (Source: Eberhard-Joachim Graf von Westarp, Unter Halbmond und Sonne, ca 1913, Berlin)
2) Inside the small town of of Hınıs/Khnus (Source: Eberhard-Joachim Graf von Westarp, Unter Halbmond und Sonne, ca 1913, Berlin)

Kaza of Bayburt/Papert

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Bayburt/Papert: town and castle (Source: Lord Warkworth, Notes from a diary in Asiatic Turkey, London, 1898)

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Captions and sources
2) A scene from the town of Bayburt/Papert (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
3) A scene from the town of Bayburt/Papert (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
4) A scene from the town of Bayburt/Papert (Source: Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940)
5) Bayburt/Papert town and castle (Source: Charles Texier, Description de l’Arménie, la Perse et la Mésopotamie, Première Partie, Paris, 1842)

The historic Armenian cemetery of the village of Varzahan/Karaçoban (Bayburt/Papert kaza) (Source: H.F.B. Lynch, Armenia. Travels and Studies, Vol. II, London, 1901)

Kaza of Keskim

General view of the village of Khodorchur (present-day Sırakonaklar)

General view of the village of Khodorchur (present-day Sırakonaklar) (Source: Mekhitarist Order, San Lazzaro, Venice)

General view of the village of Khodorchur/Hodiçor (present-day Sırakonaklar)

General view of the village of Khodorchur/Hodiçor (present-day Sırakonaklar) (Source: Keghuni, 1905, Venice, St Lazzaro)