Middle-East Photographs Digital Image Downloads
This collection is comprised of series of old photographs and historical photographs of the Ottoman Empire during the reign of one of its last sultans, Abdul-Hamid II. There are a total of 1,819 Middle-East photographs that date from about 1880 to 1893. The historical photographs focus on key features of the Ottoman Empire, featuring images of educational facilities and students; well-equipped army and navy personnel and facilities; technologically advanced lifesaving and fire fighting brigades; factories; mines; harbors; hospitals; and government buildings. The collection includes photographs of locations now in modern day Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Greece.