Erzeroum [Erzurum] in Asiatic Turkey.
Chromolithograph, image 140 x 210mm. 5½ x 8¼". Sheet trimmed to the image on three sides.
Erzurum is a city in eastern Turkey. In ancient times, Erzurum existed under the Armenian name of Karin. Prior to World War I, the city had a vibrant Armenian community with numerous schools, and served as the provincial residence of the Archbishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church. By the time the Russians entered in 1916, barely a hundred Armenians were left alive, out of a pre-war population of 20,000; most were victims of persecution by the Ottoman authorities during the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
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