Guide to the Kars Photograph Album

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Title: Kars Photograph Album
Date (inclusive): ca. 1878-1921
Collection number: Bernath Mss 53
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical location: Del Sur
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

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Preferred Citation

Kars Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 53. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2003.

Scope and Content of Collection

Photograph album, ca. 1878-1921, containing 24 black/white images, with captions in Russian. Kars, now part of Turkey, was part of the Russian Empire at the time. Most of the photos are landscapes from the Agri Dagi mountains south of Kars or the routes north of Kars to Oltu, Artvin, Ardahan, and Batum. Several show small mounted parties of Russian officers and Cossacks, as well as close-ups of Kurdish groups, a salt mine, the ruined fortress at Oltu, waterfalls, local inhabitants drawing water at a spring, and stone bridges. This album appears to have belonged to a Russian Tsarist officer who served in the area.

Collection Contents


Photograph album, ca. 1878 - 1921

Box 1

Part of Agri-Dag/Karssk region

Box 2

Part of Agri-Dag in Erivau province

Box 3

Tonographer near the hills of Agri-Dag (Karssk region)

Box 4

Part of Agri-Dag in Erivau province

Box 5

Part of Pakhur-Dag (Karssk province)

Box 6

Hydrochloric hill (rock salt) in village Kul'py (Erivau province)

Box 7

Kul'py hill in Erivau province

Box 8

View of Agri-Dag in Erivau province

Box 9

Cliffs by village Arseniako (Karssk region)

Box 10

Village Kosor on Ol'ty's highway

Box 11

Eagles' nests on hills of Ol'ty's highway

Box 12

Shepherds — Kurds (Karssk region)

Box 13

Kurd woman weaves rug

Box 14

View of Ol'tinsk highway

Box 15

Canyon on Ol'tinsk highway

Box 16

Ruins of old castle near village Ol'ty

Box 17

Water spring in a village Zyrchi (Karssk region)

Box 18

Rock mountain on Artvin's highway

Box 19

Cliffs on Batum-Artvin highway

Box 20

A waterfall on Karssk-Ardagau highway

Box 21

A waterfall on Artvin's highway

Box 22

A bridge over river Ardapuch-chai on Artvin's highway

Box 23

Old bridge over river Imer-khevi (Bat. region)

Box 24

Canyon on Ol'ty's highway