Customs Pier, Smyrna
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Customs Pier, Smyrna [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.6 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Ezekiel, xxii: 15, 16.)--'And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee. And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.' This prophecy has been literally fulfilled. The Jews have been scattered throughout the Gentile nations of the world, and they have learned as no other nation has the great truth that there is one God. It is said to be very difficult to find a Jew who is not a believer in God. We give a picture here of the Customs Pier in Smyrna because this is one of the great Jewish cities in Asia Minor. Many of the leading commercial establishments in this city belong to Jews. Here they live and hold their inheritance in sight of the heathen Turks by whom they are surrounded. In Smyrna the Jews have lived from remote times to the present. There are many great commercial houses managed by them in this city to-day."
Waterfront on Smyrna; on the pier there are filled sacks and several wagons; in the harbor there are a number of ships
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5585 LVii.311CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries