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On the Quay, Smyrna--A city where God's ancient people have great influence and where they live in great numbers
Title:
On the Quay, Smyrna--A city where God's ancient people have great influence and where they live in great numbers [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Commerce
Transportation
Travel
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.9 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Deut., xxix:28.)--'And the Lord rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.' We give a picture of the quay at Smyrna because it serves to illustrate the declaration in this verse of Deuteronomy. Perhaps there is no city in the world of the same number of inhabitants where the Jews, rooted out of their own land and cast into another, have come to greater positions of influence, at least in a mercantile way, than in Smyrna. The great carpet houses here, which supply the world's market with Turkish rugs and other fine carpet fabrics, are owned by Jews. Smyrna is a city of over 200,000 inhabitants, and the quay of Smyrna is the street that extends for a mile or more along the harbor, and is the most important in the city." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph
Road, with a set of railroad tracks, goes by the harbor wall; ships are at anchor against the harbor wall and at sea; buildings line the landward side of the road; mountains in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5584 LVii310CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries