Photo Collections


Photos of Armenia: 1917-1919
photographed by John Elder

Armenian Deportees: 1915-1916
photographed by Armin T. Wegner

Elder Photo Collection
Wegner Photo Collection
Depicting conditions in the short-lived Armenian Republic. Photographed by John Elder, an American relief worker serving in Yerevan. Depicting conditions in Armenian deportation camps in the Syrian desert. Photographed by Armin T. Wegner, a German medic stationed in the Ottoman empire.


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