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Mr. Jaquith’s Office


Elsie Kimball and H.C. Jaquith in his office

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The Filing Department


Women working in the office, caption “Busy bees among the Arc’hives’”

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The Voice with the Smile


Antoinette Moore telephone operator smiling, the caption reads “Information. The voice with a smile. “Merry Christmas” This is Near East Foundation

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“Feed My Lambs”


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May 24, 2019


Near East Relief Day Order of Service


Service program from Near East Relief Day. NER used local churches and organizations to mobilize individual support by appealing to their sense of philanthropic duty.

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May 7, 2019


Elevator Campaign Poster


This elevator poster encouraged people to leave behind donations of nonperishable items like corn and wheat to send abroad.

March 28, 2019


Campaign Cablegram


A mock cablegram used as a campaign tool to encourage citizen donations.


Bundle Day Banner


Banners like this were used to encourage donations of old clothing, bundled up. The clothing was sent to orphanages and industries throughout the Near East, where the clothing was used to clothe orphans, make rugs and other textiles, and a variety of other uses.


Diana Apcar


Diana Apcar and her husband in traditional Japanese clothing

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November 26, 2018


Diana Apcar


Diana Apcar was instrumental in raising money for Near East Relief in Japan

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Japanese Rescue Ship in Smyrna


A Japanese rescue ship docks at Smyrna in response to the fire that ravaged the city

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Church Service at Alexandropol


Children at the Alexandropol Orphanage attend a church service outdoors.

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Two refugee children dressed in rags


Two refugee children dressed in rags

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November 9, 2018


A large group of orphans gather outside


A large group of orphans gather outside an orphanage, probably Alexandropol.

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A refugee girl standing in front of a large rug


A refugee girl standing in front of a large rug

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A group of refugees waiting in line


A group of refugees waiting in line

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“Housing the Orphans”


Pg. 3 from a Near East Relief Booklet depicting some of the locations used for orphanages in Greece.

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A doctor with a young girl


A doctor tends to a young girl wearing winter clothes

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Three boys in class


Three boys in class

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November 2, 2018


Young boys attend a class outside


Young boys attend a class outside


“The Largest Orphanage Program the World Has Ever Seen”


Children gather outside the Alexandropol Orphanage

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Student nurses reading indoors


Student nurses reading indoors

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A refugee child in a sack-like dress


A refugee child in a sack-like dress

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A group of people holding babies


A group of people holding babies

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Young men with a tractor


Young men with a tractor

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Relief worker carrying a jug of water on her head


A relief worker, possibly Alice Carr, carrying a jug of water on her head with two women smiling in the background

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Profile of H.C. Jaquith


Profile of H.C. Jaquith

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Orphans on the grounds at Kazachi Post in Alexandropol


Orphans on the grounds at Kazachi Post in Alexandropol

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October 26, 2018


Refugees line up for milk distribution


Refugees line up for milk distribution

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Near East Relief announcement about food shipment


Near East Relief announcement about food shipment

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Refugee boys with a camel


Refugee boys with a camel

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Two relief workers at desks


Two relief workers at desks

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Young boys eating a meal with the Australian flag in the background


Young boys eating a meal with the Australian flag in the background

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A relief worker receives a medal


A relief worker receives a medal

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Golden Rule Sunday menu


Golden Rule Sunday menu

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Fighting Hunger


Fighting Hunger

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Refugee woman in front of tents


Damaged photograph of a refugee woman standing in front of a city of tents

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Barclay Acheson with two young girls


Barclay Acheson with two young girls

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Portrait of George St. John Williams


Portrait of George St. John Williams

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Portrait of Lester J. Wright


Portrait of Lester J. Wright

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Portrait of Robert E. Wilson


Portrait of Robert E. Wilson

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Young girl holding a baby goat


Young girl holding a baby goat

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Young men with tractor


Young men with tractor

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Girl with a flower crown


Girl with a flower crown

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Agnes Evon


Agnes Evon teaches a woman how to keep well water pure for drinking

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October 8, 2018


Morgenthau, Dutton, and Dodge


Morgenthau, Dutton, and Dodge

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Near East Relief Board


Near East Relief Board

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Tribute to Cleveland H. Dodge


Tribute to Cleveland H. Dodge. Dodge was a central figure in helping to create and build Near East Relief.

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Charles V. Vickrey at desk


Charles V. Vickrey at desk. Vickrey was a prominent and driving force behind the highly successful giving campaign, Golden Rule Sunday, that supported thousands of orphans in orphanages across the Near East

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New York Times article showing escaping refugees


New York Times article showing escaping refugees. In the corner, Enoch P. Applegate, a Near East Relief worker, is shown.

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Boy running on a city street


Boys running on a city street

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September 28, 2018


Boys and girls in an outdoor workshop


Boys and girls in an outdoor workshop

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Boys walk in a long line at Alexandropol


Boys walk in a long line at Alexandropol

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Children waiting in a line


Children waiting in a line

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Children on a pile of straw


Children on a pile of straw

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Cow cart crossing a river


Cow cart crossing a river

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Group of people at public rally in Tiflis


Group of people at public rally in Tiflis

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Large group of people in a public square


Large group of people in a public square

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Large group of men in front of a building


Large group of men in front of a building

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Nurses gather around a patient on table


Nurses gather around a patient on table

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Orphans gather outside Alexandropol orphanage


Orphans gather outside Alexandropol orphanage

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Golden Rule Sunday Cover Featuring Uncle Sam


Golden Rule Sunday Cover Featuring Uncle Sam

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An outdoor music lesson at Alexandropol. The boys are playing long-necked lutes, or saz, an ancient Central Asian instrument.

Music Lesson


An outdoor music lesson at Alexandropol. The boys are playing long-necked lutes, or saz, an ancient Central Asian instrument.

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August 3, 2018


The Phenomenal Coogan


Jackie Coogan, the child film star who became a philanthropist.

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Jackie Coogan


Jackie Coogan the child film star, sitting on the back of a chair.

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Jackie Coogan, Article


Brooklyn Daily Eagle article about Jackie Coogan.

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Jackie Coogan, Film Coupon


A coupon at the Brooklyn Daily, inviting parents to bring the coupon and a piece of garment and let their children admitted to Jackie Coogan film.

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Armenian Handmade Carpets


Armenian handmade carpets. A colorful carpet that represents the heritage of Armenian culture.

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Rare Things, Handmade Products


An ad that promotes the carpets and the handmade products that are made by displaced Armenians in the Near East. The photo in the ad displays different products like toys, rugs, and clothing.

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Armenian Handmade Ceramics collection


A collection of ceramics that are made by the displaced Armenians and with the help of the Near East Relief.

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Armenian Rug Weaving


Young Armenian women weaving rugs in a small workplace with windows on the sides.

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Waiting For The Train


A Garage along train tracks in Kazachi from Jaquith collection. Many people standing on the side of the train tracks with their pieces of luggage and belongings.

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Barracks, Jaquith


Military buildings in Alexandropol, a soldier standing on a side.    

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Ghazir Rug


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August 2, 2018



Women & Armenian Rug


Women and girls standing and holding handmade rug.

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Boy Tying His Shoe


A small boy tying his shoe, wearing a coat and a hat and his eyes are looking up.

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Aurora In A Poster


A poster represents Aurora Mardiganian to raise 30 million dollars to support other Armenians in the Middle East.

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Dodge & Near East Relief Committee Members


Cleveland Hoadley Dodge with other Near East Relief committee members.

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Meal Time, Orphanage Life


1400 orphan boys at a camp eating in tin plates. One relief workers and supervisors are supervising them.

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Alice Duryea


Alice Duryea with other orphan children.

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August 1, 2018


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