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Paul Peltier


Peltier, Paul of New York, a pioneer Near East Relief worker, died on April 1, 1919, at Eskishehir, Turkey, following a railroad accident, while he was on his way from Constantinople to the interior. Mr. Peltier was among the first group of relief workers commissioned after the armistice. (Source: The Story of Near East Relief – Barton […]

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July 13, 2015


Richard Stanley Emrich


Emrich, Richard Stanley of Framingham, Mass., was one of the first Near East Relief workers to go in to Syria. Prior to the war he had been engaged in mission work in Turkey. The party, of which he was a member, started out from Constantinople over the Bagdad railroad in the spring of 1919. They traveled […]

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Olive T. Crawford


Crawford, Olive T. of Hartford, Conn., who with her husband had been a missionary at Trebizond, Asia Minor, since 1879, died of typhus in the city in April, 1923. Her husband, the Rev. Lindon S. Crawford, died there on September 26, 1918. Mrs. Crawford had been in charge of work for the Near East Relief in […]

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Edith May Winchester


Winchester, Edith May of Fox Chase, Pa., was one of the first American nurses to enter Armenia after the war. She died from typhus at Erivan on May 17, 1919, being the first Near East Relief worker to give her life in service. She arrived in Erivan during the height of the typhus epidemic when Armenian […]

July 17, 2015


Advertisement featuring Aurora Mardiganian


The Brooklyn Eagle published many advertisements for <em>Ravished Armenia</em>. In this advertisement, Aurora Mardiganian is featured alongside prominent silent film stars of the day, an indication of her prominence at the time.

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June 12, 2015


“Economy the Key Word”


page 5 from Near East Relief booklet featuring orphans in various locations

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May 28, 2015


“Housing the Orphans”


page 2 from Near East Relief booklet featuring orphans in various locations

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“Care of Unfortunates”


page 9 from Near East Relief booklet featuring orphans in various locations

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“America in the Near East”


page 1 from Near East Relief booklet featuring orphans in various locations

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“Training Future Mothers of the Near East”


page 12 from Near East Relief booklet featuring orphans in various locations

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“Alice Points the Way!” donation card


Viewers at screenings of the Near East Relief film “Alice in Hungerland” were encouraged to donate via small cards like this one, which features a still from the film.

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“Modern Methods Introduced”


page 10 from Near East Relief booklet featuring orphans in various locations

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“Refugees in the Near East”


page 16 from Near East Relief booklet featuring orphans in various locations

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Birds’ Nest fountain


Two children drink from the fountain at the Birds’ Nest

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“Self-Support at Sixteen – Your Support Till Then”


page 17 from Near East Relief booklet featuring orphans in various locations

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