Photo of the day

  • Date Created/Published: [1899]
  • Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
  • Summary: Photograph shows a poor, widowed Armenian woman and her children, Makarid (on her back) and Nuvart (standing next to her). In 1899, after the murder of her husband in the aftermath of the Armenian Massacres of 1894-1896, the family walked from their home in the Geghi region to Kharpert (Harput), eastern Anatolia (Turkey) seeking help from missionaries. Photograph was published in Helping Hands Series Magazine (Armenian Relief Committee) in December 1900 and an image of Nuvart wearing the same clothes appears in the December 1899 issue of the same publication.
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-27081 (digital file from original negative)

Source: Library of Congress

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