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Guide to the Milo A. Jewett albumen photographs of northern Turkey, 1891-1894 and undated

Abstract

Milo A. Jewett was a physician, amateur photographer, and American consul in Turkey (Sivas, 1892-1905 and Trebizond, 1905-1911). Collection comprises 19 images of various locations in the northern provinces, including 18 mounted albumen photographs probably taken by Jewett, along with one published view of Sivas attributed to Franklin Eng Co, Boston. All but one of the images is captioned, and several photographs an additional information written on the back of the mount.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Milo A. Jewett albumen photographs of northern Turkey
Creator
Jewett, Milo A., (Milo Augustus), 1857-1921.
Extent
1.0 linear feet, 19 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises 19 images of various locations in the northern provinces, including 18 mounted albumen photographs probably taken by Jewett, along with one published view of Sivas attributed to Franklin Eng Co, Boston. All but one of the images is captioned, and several photographs an additional information written on the back of the mount. Ten of the photographs were taken in Sivas; other locations identified include the Kızıl Irmak River, Tokat Plain, and Divaik[?]. Two of the photographs document the quarantine camps established during a cholera outbreak in 1894. Other subjects include housing conditions, street life, and the Seljuk Gateway and ruin. There are individual photographs of groups of people, including Armenian Christian women returning from a prayer meeting, a father and his daughters, a graduating class of local teachers, and attendees at a hanging of a murderer. A boxlist listing the photographs and their captions is stored with the materials.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Milo A. Jewett was a physician, amateur photographer, and American consul in Turkey (Sivas, 1892-1905 and Trebizond, 1905-1911).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Milo A. Jewett albumen photographs of northern Turkey, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Milo A. Jewett albumen photographs of northern Turkey were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in March 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, March 2012

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2011-0050