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Izmir Collection

Background imageIzmir Collection: Turkey / Izmir / Street / C19

Turkey / Izmir / Street / C19
A man leads his donkey and camels along a narrow street in Izmir. Date: 19th century

Background imageIzmir Collection: HMS Iron Duke and the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922

HMS Iron Duke and the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922
A vivid photograph of the burning of Smyrna after its capture by the Turks, with HMS Iron Duke, the flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, in the foreground. Date: 1922

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Camel brand figs

Izmir, Turkey - Camel brand figs
Camel brand Figs from Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. An advertising card featuring two laden camels from a camel train led by a driver riding a mule Date: circa 1901

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Large fig factory

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Large fig factory
The scale of the fig industry at Izmir is demonstrated in this postcard showing a huge warehouse with a multitude of baskets and workers

Background imageIzmir Collection: Turkey / Smyrna / Izmir 1890

Turkey / Smyrna / Izmir 1890
Izmir: boats moored along the quayside

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey
Spectacular panoramic fold-out postcard of Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey

Background imageIzmir Collection: Nato Headquarters, Izmir, Turkey

Nato Headquarters, Izmir, Turkey - now the Allied Air Component Command Headquarters Date: 1957

Background imageIzmir Collection: Chapel of Saint Polycarp on Mount Pagos, Izmir

Chapel of Saint Polycarp on Mount Pagos, Izmir
Chapel to the martyrdom of (and burial place of) St. Polycarp (Bishop of Smyrna) situated on Mount Pagos (Kadifekale) close to Izmir (Smyrna) Turkey. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Carpet Factory (Usak)

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Carpet Factory (Usak)
Armenian or Greek women at work at a carpet factory at Usak, Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. They sit on the carpet they are slowly producing

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir (Smyrna) - Torbali

Izmir (Smyrna) - Torbali
A rather chaotic scene at the Horse Racing course at Torbali close to Izmir (Smyrna)

Background imageIzmir Collection: Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd

Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd - Turkish Company with head office at Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey and branches in London, Paris, Constantinople (Istanbul), New York, Cairo

Background imageIzmir Collection: Turkish Zeibek warriors - Izmir, Turkey

Turkish Zeibek warriors - Izmir, Turkey. Zeibeks or sometimes Zeybeks were irregular militia and guerilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire. Date: 1901

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir (Smyrna) - Greek Porter / attendant

Izmir (Smyrna) - Greek Porter / attendant
A Greek Porter/attendant from Smyrna (modern Izmir), Turkey in traditional costume

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Making Raisins

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Making Raisins
Drying grapes to make raisins for export at Izmir (Smyrna)

Background imageIzmir Collection: POLYCARP

POLYCARP Bishop of Smyrna (Izmir), martyr

Background imageIzmir Collection: View of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey

View of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey
A view of the city of Izmir (Smyrna) on the western coast of Turkey

Background imageIzmir Collection: Fig sorting - Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory, Izmir, Turkey

Fig sorting - Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory, Izmir, Turkey
Fig sorting at the Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory and depot at Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. A very traditional scene in the main fig-producing region in Turkey. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Advertising card for Izmir (Smyrna) Figs

Advertising card for Izmir (Smyrna) Figs
A delightful advertising card for Djanik Elmassians Diana Brand Genuine Smyrna Figs from Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - showing the Roman Aqueduct

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey

Izmir, Turkey
A panoramic view looking over the rooftops of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey from the ruined citadel

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - General View

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - General View
General View of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Camel Train passes Mosque

Izmir, Turkey - Camel Train passes Mosque
A camel train passes a Mosque, following the Great Fire. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, the Greek Army occupied Izmir

Background imageIzmir Collection: New Excavations of 1899 reveal Ancient Theatre at Ephesus

New Excavations of 1899 reveal Ancient Theatre at Ephesus
Tour group examining the recent excavations of 1899, which revealed more of the Ancient Theatre at Ephesus, near modern Selcuk in Izmir Province, Turkey. Date: 1899

Background imageIzmir Collection: Ruins of the Double Churches of Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey

Ruins of the Double Churches of Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey
Izmir, Turkey - Interior of the ruins of the Double Churches of Ephesus. This Roman building is dated to the 2nd century A.D as the Hall of the Muses'

Background imageIzmir Collection: The Quayside - Izmir, Turkey

The Quayside - Izmir, Turkey. Date: circa 1904

Background imageIzmir Collection: The ruins of Ephesus (Efus)

The ruins of Ephesus (Efus), in Izmir province, Turkey. Date: circa 1975

Background imageIzmir Collection: Street scene at Bergama

Street scene at Bergama, in Izmir province, Turkey. Date: circa 1975

Background imageIzmir Collection: Scenery at Pergamm, in Turkey

Scenery at Pergamm, in Turkey
Scenery at Pergamm, near Bergama, in Izmir province, Turkey. Date: circa 1975

Background imageIzmir Collection: Waterfront in Smyrna, Izmir, Turkey, c. 1890

Waterfront in Smyrna, Izmir, Turkey, c. 1890
Waterfront in Smyrna, Izmir, Turkey, c.1890

Background imageIzmir Collection: The Turkish Port of Smyrna Bombarded

The Turkish Port of Smyrna Bombarded
A necessary incident in the main operation. The Turkish port of Smyrna (now name Izmir) is bombarded by the Allied Fleet 1915

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Panoramic view of the centre

Izmir, Turkey - Panoramic view of the centre. circa 1904

Background imageIzmir Collection: A view of the harbour at Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey

A view of the harbour at Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey with boats moored up against the quay Date: 1903

Background imageIzmir Collection: Two inset views of Izmir, Turkey - Art Nouveau framing

Two inset views of Izmir, Turkey - Art Nouveau framing
Two inset views of Izmir, Turkey with fantastic Art Nouveau framing. The Caravan Bridge across the Melez River and a Camel Caravan at Profitilya. Date: 1903

Background imageIzmir Collection: The road down in Izmir - a Camel Caravan approaching

The road down in Izmir - a Camel Caravan approaching
The road down in Izmir, Turkey - a Camel Caravan approaching. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Clock Tower of Saint Photinie

Izmir, Turkey - Clock Tower of Saint Photinie
The clock tower of the church of St. Photinie at Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. St. Photinie was the Samaritan woman at Jacobs well mentioned in St. Johns Gospel (Chap. IV)

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Gulf of Izmir

Izmir, Turkey - Gulf of Izmir. Date: circa 1909

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Belltower, Orthodox Cathedral of Agia Fotini

Izmir, Turkey - Belltower, Orthodox Cathedral of Agia Fotini
The bell tower of the former Orthodox Cathedral of Agia Fotini in Izmir, Turkey - built 1856. Demolished, but re-constructed at Nea Smyrni, a municipality and a southern suburb of Athens

Background imageIzmir Collection: Fire at Izmir, British Dennis Pump engine in action

Fire at Izmir, British Dennis Pump engine in action
The Great Fire at Izmir, British Dennis Pump engine in action on the waterfront - note the railway lines, laid by the French. Date: 1922

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - The Caravan Bridge

Izmir, Turkey - The Caravan Bridge
Bridge across the Melez River by which camel trains traditionally entered and left Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. A modern structure on Greek and Roman foundations, now called the Kemer Bridge

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Rue Tepentziki

Izmir, Turkey - Rue Tepentziki
Izmir, Turkey (in the days of the Greek Occuation) - Rue Tepentziki, a small backstreet. Date: circa 1910

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - The Baths of Diana

Izmir, Turkey - The Baths of Diana Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Turkey - Izmir - Last Greek troops enter the city

Turkey - Izmir - Last Greek troops enter the city
The last Greek troops to enter Smyrne (Smyrna/ now Izmir) on 8th September 1922. The Turks captured the city on the 9th September on day after this photograph was taken

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - view from Castle of Kadifekale (Mt Pagus)

Izmir, Turkey - view from Castle of Kadifekale (Mt Pagus)
Izmir, Turkey - view from the Summit and Castle of Kadifekale (Mount Pagus). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Grand Hotel Huck - Izmir, Turkey

Grand Hotel Huck - Izmir, Turkey. Destroyed in the great fire of 1922. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at Izmir, Turkey

Statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at Izmir, Turkey Date: circa 1950s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Fig packing - Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory, Izmir, Turkey

Fig packing - Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory, Izmir, Turkey
Fig packing at the Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory and depot at Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. A very traditional scene in the main fig-producing region in Turkey. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Gazi Heykeli

Izmir, Turkey - Gazi Heykeli Date: circa 1920s

Background imageIzmir Collection: Lady Setar player from Izmir, Turkey

Lady Setar player from Izmir, Turkey
Lady Musician from Izmir, Turkey, playing a Setar. A Setar, Sehtar or Setouyeh is an ancient and gnostic instrument usually played at the gathering of dervishes most often held at Khaneqahs

Background imageIzmir Collection: Turkish Zeibek warrior - Izmir, Turkey

Turkish Zeibek warrior - Izmir, Turkey. Zeibeks or sometimes Zeybeks were irregular militia and guerilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire. Date: 1905



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