The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide

In the seven decades since the Holocaust, thunderstruck scholars and laypeople alike have consistently asked themselves how it could have happened. What far too few realize, however, is that just two and half decades before, something like it already had. The Lead Up To The Armenian Genocide Between 1915 and 1923, the Ottoman and TurkishContinue reading “The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide”

74 Remarkable Vintage Photos Showing Ottoman Clothing in 1873

Ottoman clothing is the style and design of clothing worn by the Ottoman Turks. While the Palace and its court dressed lavishly, the common people were only concerned with covering themselves. Starting in the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, administrators enacted sumptuary laws upon clothing. The clothing of Muslims, Christians, Jewish communities, clergy, tradesmen, andContinue reading “74 Remarkable Vintage Photos Showing Ottoman Clothing in 1873”

44 Vintage Portrait Photos of Turkish Women During the 1920s & 1930s

At the beginning of the 20th century, Ottoman women’s outfits were highly under the influence of European styles. Indeed, women of the Second Constitutional period, particularly in the capital city Istanbul, were closely following Paris fashions thanks to big fashion houses in Pera and Greek Ottoman tailors called modistra, who made house calls. In thisContinue reading “44 Vintage Portrait Photos of Turkish Women During the 1920s & 1930s”