Ephemera

Anna Narly postcards bundle | Bulwer’s Castle | Haidarpasha explosion | Kadıköy phone exchange | Artigiana appeal poster | Gilchrist Walker minutes book | Coffee culture | Usoni document | Former Galata Church | Guys postcards | Van Heemstra photo | Menemen postcard and factory | Smyrna paintings

This section of the website deals with objects, postcards and photos that tell more than the story of what first appears. Often piecing together fragments of Levantine life and culture has to rely on secondary sources, as few diaries and other revealing documents either survive or were kept in the first place. The range of items here is intended to serve both as a repository of this analysis and we are grateful for our friends in both providing the imagery and the study to bring out the clues. We are open to further submissions, and hopefully a small piece of your own family history puzzle will also be solved.