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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Ottoman History and Culture" Step into the vibrant world of the Ottomans, a civilization that left an indelible mark on history

Background imageOttoman Collection: Mehmed Ii / Ottoman / Thevet

Mehmed Ii / Ottoman / Thevet
MEHMED II called FATIH (The Conqueror) Ottoman Sultan (1444-46, 1451-81) - considered the true founder of the Ottoman Empire

Background imageOttoman Collection: Sultan Mehmed II, 1480 (oil on canvas)

Sultan Mehmed II, 1480 (oil on canvas)
7146831 Sultan Mehmed II, 1480 (oil on canvas) by Bellini, Gentile (c.1429-1507); Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Sultan Mehmed II (1432-1481), 1480, by Gentile Bellini

Background imageOttoman Collection: Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c

Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c
3545931 Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c.1727-30 (oil on canvas) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737); 90x121 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageOttoman Collection: Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570

Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570
Orteliuss map of the Ottoman Empire. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World )

Background imageOttoman Collection: Whirling Dervishes (16th c

Whirling Dervishes (16th c.). Ottoman art. Miniature Painting

Background imageOttoman Collection: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938)

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938) a Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, and founder of the Republic of Turkey as well as its first President. A very rare image

Background imageOttoman Collection: Ottoman Empire / Map 16C

Ottoman Empire / Map 16C
Istanbul in the 16th century, after the Turks captured it. The map is entitled Byzantium, now Constantinople

Background imageOttoman Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageOttoman Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Camel brand figs

Izmir, Turkey - Camel brand figs
Camel brand Figs from Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. An advertising card featuring two laden camels from a camel train led by a driver riding a mule Date: circa 1901

Background imageOttoman Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Large fig factory

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Large fig factory
The scale of the fig industry at Izmir is demonstrated in this postcard showing a huge warehouse with a multitude of baskets and workers

Background imageOttoman Collection: Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery

Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery that decorates the walls, made by potters of Iznik

Background imageOttoman Collection: Mostar, the Old Bidge over the Neretva river, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, the Old Bidge over the Neretva river, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Old Bridge (Stari Most) reflected in Neretva River, Bosnia and Hercegovina, at dusk, long exposure. The bridge is a famous tourist destination

Background imageOttoman Collection: T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth

T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageOttoman Collection: Abdul Hamid Ii / Lith

Abdul Hamid Ii / Lith
ABDUL HAMID II Ottoman Sultan (1876-1909) who went to war abroad, misgoverned at home, and was eventually deposed

Background imageOttoman Collection: Tughra (Insignia) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520-66), ca. 1555-60

Tughra (Insignia) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520-66), ca. 1555-60
Tughra (Insignia) of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520-66), ca. 1555-60

Background imageOttoman Collection: GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino

GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino. ca. 1827. Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). Battle of Navarino, October 20th, 1827. Victory of the British and French fleet on the ottoman

Background imageOttoman Collection: American College for Girls at Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey

American College for Girls at Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey Date: 1898

Background imageOttoman Collection: Ismail Enver Pasha, Turkish leader, WW1

Ismail Enver Pasha, Turkish leader, WW1
Ismail Enver Pasha (1881-1922), Turkish military officer, leader of the Ottoman Empire in both Balkan Wars, architect of the Ottoman-German Alliance during the First World War

Background imageOttoman Collection: WWI - The Central Powers - Propaganda - Harmony

WWI - The Central Powers - Propaganda - Harmony. The Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austro-Hungary and The Ottoman Empire up to 1915, when they were joined by The Kingdom of Bulgaria

Background imageOttoman Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageOttoman Collection: Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)

Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)
Emir Faisal (1883-1933) at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia) during the First World War. He later became Faisal I of Iraq. He directed the Arab revolt against the Ottomans in 1916

Background imageOttoman Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageOttoman Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageOttoman Collection: A Map of the Island of Chios

A Map of the Island of Chios
A Turkish Map of the Greek Island of Chios, at this point under Ottoman Turkish control. The island is in the Aegean Sea only 5 miles off the coast of Asia Minor

Background imageOttoman Collection: Painting in Cossack Museum, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Painting in Cossack Museum, Zaporozhye, Ukraine
A painting in the Cossack Museum on Khortytsaya Island, Zaporozhye, Ukraine, depicting an Ottoman enemy (possibly the Sultan) making a proclamation, probably a 17th century event

Background imageOttoman Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918), pictured with Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Franz Joseph of Austro-Hungary; the three emperors of the Central Powers in World War I

Background imageOttoman Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageOttoman Collection: Turkish Lady on a settee smoking

Turkish Lady on a settee smoking
A Turkish lady reclining quizzically on an Ottoman settee, smoking a narghile pipe, whilst drinking coffee

Background imageOttoman Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay - Buyukada

Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay - Buyukada
Istanbul, Turkey - Road down to the quay at Buyukada (Prinkipo) Date: circa 1922

Background imageOttoman Collection: Captain Phillips & Lieutenant Yates, 8th Hussars

Captain Phillips & Lieutenant Yates, 8th Hussars. Captain Phillips of the 8th Hussars and Lieutenant Yates, full-length portrait, one seated on horse, the other standing by horse. Date 1855

Background imageOttoman Collection: Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller

Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller
A Young Turkish vendor of nuts and a fish seller with a large round basket on his head

Background imageOttoman Collection: Adana, Turkey - The Bridge

Adana, Turkey - The Bridge
Adana, capital of Adana Province in south east Turkey. The ancient Antioch on the Sarus. One of the largest cities in Turkey - the gateway to the Cilician Plain

Background imageOttoman Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918), pictured with Kaiser Wilhelm II, the King of Bulgaria and Franz Joseph of Austro-Hungary; the four rulers of the Central Powers in World War I

Background imageOttoman Collection: Jan III Sobieski

Jan III Sobieski
JOHN (JAN) III SOBIESKI king of Poland and military commander, who liberated Vienna when menaced by the Ottoman Turks. Polands greatest king

Background imageOttoman Collection: Konak clock tower at sunset, Konak Square, Izmir, Turkey

Konak clock tower at sunset, Konak Square, Izmir, Turkey

Background imageOttoman Collection: Ottoman Empire. Sultan received in the Topkapi Palace counse

Ottoman Empire. Sultan received in the Topkapi Palace counse
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Sultan received in the courtroom of the Topkapi Palace counselors. Istanbul. Recorded. Engraving 19th century. Colored

Background imageOttoman Collection: Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Memorial wall dedicated

Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Memorial wall dedicated to Pepe George Kastrioti Skanderbeg (1405A?i?1468). National hero and a key figure of the Albanian National Awakening Battle scene

Background imageOttoman Collection: Sultan Murad IV Ghazi - ruler of the Ottoman Turks

Sultan Murad IV Ghazi - ruler of the Ottoman Turks
Murad IV Ghazi (1612 February 9, 1640) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623 to 1640 - known both for restoring the authority of the state and for the brutality of his method in doing so

Background imageOttoman Collection: Sultan Osman II - ruler of the Ottoman Turks

Sultan Osman II - ruler of the Ottoman Turks
Sultan Osman II or Othman II (commonly known as Genc Osman, meaning Osman the Young) (1604-1622) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1618 until his death on 20 May 1622. Date: circa 1620

Background imageOttoman Collection: Sultan Selim I conquering Egypt

Sultan Selim I conquering Egypt
Sultan Selim I, nicknamed Yavuz " the Stern", " the Steadfast" or " the Grim" (1465?-1520) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520

Background imageOttoman Collection: First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat

First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat
Hand-to-hand combat during the First Balkan War as Greek troops overun a Turkish gun battery. The war lasted from October 1912 to May 1913, pitted the Balkan League (Serbia, Montenegro, Greece)

Background imageOttoman Collection: A Moonlit Woodland Scene, 19th century

A Moonlit Woodland Scene, 19th century
3928551 A Moonlit Woodland Scene, 19th century by Ottoman School, (19th Century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Migirdic Givanian or Mekeritch Civanian (Turkish-Armenian 1848-1906)); Turkish

Background imageOttoman Collection: Fight for a Turkish Standard, c. 1905, by Jozef Brandt (1841

Fight for a Turkish Standard, c. 1905, by Jozef Brandt (1841
Jozef Brandt (1841-1915). Polish painter. Fight for a Turkish Standard, c.1905. National Museum. Krakow. Poland

Background imageOttoman Collection: Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Corfu. Gree

Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Corfu. Gree
Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Marshal defender of the city of Corfu of the Turkish invasion of 1716. Marble statue. Corfu. Ionian Islands. Greece

Background imageOttoman Collection: Turkey Ottoman Empire map 1895

Turkey Ottoman Empire map 1895
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens, 5th edition 17 volumes Bibliographisches Institut - Leipzig 1895-1897

Background imageOttoman Collection: Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd

Promotional card for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Ltd - Turkish Company with head office at Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey and branches in London, Paris, Constantinople (Istanbul), New York, Cairo

Background imageOttoman Collection: Turkish Barber at Thessaloniki, Greece

Turkish Barber at Thessaloniki, Greece. Date: circa 1907

Background imageOttoman Collection: Prince Waldemar of Prussia visiting Istanbul

Prince Waldemar of Prussia visiting Istanbul. Waldemar (1889-1945) was the eldest son of Prince Henry of Prussia (younger brother of German Emperor William II) and his wife



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Ottoman History and Culture" Step into the vibrant world of the Ottomans, a civilization that left an indelible mark on history. From the mesmerizing Whirling Dervishes in the 16th century to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's transformative leadership, their legacy is truly captivating. Take a journey through time with Orteliuss map of the Ottoman Empire from 1570, tracing its vast territories and diverse cultures. Witness T E Lawrence, famously known as Lawrence of Arabia, traversing desert landscapes alongside majestic camels, embodying adventure and resilience. Marvel at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, where intricate glazed pottery reveals exquisite craftsmanship. Delve into Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda Postcards that shed light on historical tensions while reminding us of complex relationships between nations. Discover Izmir's Camel brand figs and large fig factory - a testament to Turkey's agricultural prowess. As you wander through Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, be captivated by the iconic Old Bridge over Neretva river; it stands as a symbol of unity amidst cultural diversity. Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia) reminds us of alliances forged during World War I when Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth joined forces with T E Lawrence for strategic purposes. The Ottoman Empire's rich heritage continues to inspire awe across generations. Its influence can still be felt today – from artistry to diplomacy – leaving an enduring imprint on our collective memory.