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Thessalonica [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Acts, xvii:1.)--'Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews.' The above view shows Thessalonica as it is to-day. Thessalonica has always been a city of note. It was an ancient city of Macedonia and was known as Thernia. A daughter of Philip, king of Macedonia, was named Thessalonica. She was the sister of Alexander the Great and married Cassander. This city was named Thessalonica in honor of King Philip's daughter. There are here about 75,000 inhabitants, among them a great many prosperous Jews. You see the minarets of the mosques rising in different parts of the city; this indicates that there are Mahometans here also, but they are not influential."
View of Thessalonica from the sea; one large ship and two minarets are visible
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5598 LVii324CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries