Photo, Print, Drawing The stylite cone, Pasha Baja valley. LC-DIG-ppmsca-17410-00021 (digital file from original on page 14, no. 151) digital files of original photos

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Title
Trip to Cappadocia, 1935, vol. II
Summary
Photographs taken during a trip by John D. Whiting and G. Eric Matson to the Cappadocia region of Turkey in October and November of 1935, on the request of the National Geographic Society. Whiting, a member of the American Colony in Jerusalem, worked as a tour guide, businessman, writer, and photographer. Photographs show the locations of Gueureme (Göreme), Metchan (Maçan/Avcılar), Tchaouch In (Çavuşin), Gula Deri (Güllü Dere), Pasha Baja (Paşabağ) Valley, Zilve (Zelve), Soghanli Deri (Soğanlı Dere), and Dalarat. Depicted are the volcanic rock landscape, cave churches, homes, and other facilities; frescoes, local people, and towns. Also shown are Kayseri, Ankara, the Taurus Mountains and Beilan (Belen) in Turkey, and Byzantine ruins in Syria. Album page image number 1-16 (p. 1-23): Photographs including: A fresco of King Solomon in Elmalı church, Guereme (Göreme); volcanic cones in Metchan (Maçan/Avcılar), dovecotes and road in Gula Deri (Güllü Dere); street, "burghul" mill, rock rooms, and Matson photographing in Tchaouch In (Çavuşin); volcanic cone homes, triple top volcanic cone, chapel and tomb of St. Simon, church and Mrs Smith coming down a shaft in Pasha Baja (Pasabağ) valley. Album page image number 17-44 (p. 24-45): Photographs including: Cliffs, interior of volcanic cone home, stairway to home, mosque, and stable at Zilve (Zelve); lava spikes at Dalarat; cliffs, ox carts, pigeon houses, monasteries, frescoes, Church of St. Barabara, and mayor and son at home in Soghanli Deri (Soğanlı Dere). Album page image number 45-58 (p. 46-59): Photographs taken from Nov. 20-24 during the trip back to Jerusalem including: Bulgar Dağ, the Taurus Mountains, the Cilician Gates pass, photographers' car stuck in mud and being freed by water buffalo, "Snake Castle" (Yilan Kale) and a well near Adana (Turkey), village of Beilan (Turkey), a Bedouin camp in the Byzantine ruins of Deir el Banat, Byzantine monastery ruins near the Turkish border, Greek and Latin inscriptions, Byzantine road and ruins near Bab el Hawa (Syria). Album page image number 59-67 (p. 60-68): Photographs including: Atatürk statue near Kayseri, government buildings, Atatürk statue, railroad station, and the Roman Temple of Augustus in Ankara (Nov. 4-5, 1935); Dr. and Mrs. Nute and Maryle at the Talas Mission, Mrs. Smith in a wine cellar at Pasha Baja (Pasabağ) and Mrs. Smith wearing "Turkish national costume."
Contributor Names
Whiting, John D. (John David), 1882-1951, photographer
Matson, G. Eric (Gästgifvar Eric), 1888-1977, photographer
Created / Published
1935.
Subject Headings
-  American Colony (Jerusalem)--1930-1940
-  Greeks--History--Turkey--Cappadocia
-  Christianity--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Houses--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Churches--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Mosques--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Photography--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Murals--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Missionaries--Turkey--Talas--1930-1940
-  Government facilities--Turkey--Ankara--1930-1940
-  Tourism--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Volcanic rock--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Archaeological sites--Turkey--Cappadocia--1930-1940
-  Archaeological sites--Syria--1930-1940
-  Cities & towns--Turkey--1930-1940
-  Ankara (Turkey)--1930-1940
-  Cappadocia (Turkey)--1930-1940
-  Syria--1930-1940
-  Turkey--1930-1940
Format Headings
Group portraits--1930-1940.
Landscape photographs--1930-1940.
Photograph albums--1930-1940.
Photographic prints--1930-1940.
Portrait photographs--1930-1940.
Genre
Portrait photographs--1930-1940
Group portraits--1930-1940
Photograph albums--1930-1940
Landscape photographs--1930-1940
Photographic prints--1930-1940
Notes
-  LOT title from album and caption list.
-  Most of the photographs were taken by John D. Whiting and G. Eric Matson. Matson, Whiting, Hanna Safieh, Joseph H. Giries, and others contributed to the work of the Matson Photo Service, the successor to the American Colony Photo Department (1898-1940). For more information about the American Colony Photo Department and the Matson Photo Service see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.matpc For more information about the John D. Whiting Collection see: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/629_whiting.html
-  Album has parchment (vellum) bound cover. Handwritten on spine: Cappadocia, 1935, Vol. II, Whiting.
-  Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff. Pages 1, 3, 4, 71, and 72 are blank.
-  Album similar in format to "Diary in Photos" albums (LOT 13836, LOTs 13839-13842).
-  Captions for photographs found in list: Trip to Cappadocia, Vol. II, 1935, included with album. Some additional caption information also found in: Film catalogue, No. 1, [1934-1938]. Copy in John D. Whiting Supplementary Archive, Box 2.
-  Some photographs published in: Where early Christians lived in rock caverns, John D. Whiting and Cones of Cappadocia, Eric Matson, the National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 76, Dec. 1939, pp. 763-802.
-  John D. Whiting's diaries, correspondence, and other materials are located in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Papers of John D. Whiting).
-  Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting (Library of Congress).
-  Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 2006; (DLC/PP-2006:051:38).
Medium
1 album (133 photographic prints) ; 26 x 16 cm. (album)
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 13838 (H) (USE DIGITAL IMAGES) [P&P]
Source Collection
Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsca 17410 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.17410
ppmsca 17409 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.17409
Library of Congress Control Number
2007675296
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-17410 (digital files of original photos) LC-DIG-ppmsca-17409 (digital files of album pages)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Access Advisory
For reference access, please use the digital images in the online catalog to preserve the fragile original items.
Language
English
Online Format
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Description
1 album (133 photographic prints) ; 26 x 16 cm. (album) | Photographs taken during a trip by John D. Whiting and G. Eric Matson to the Cappadocia region of Turkey in October and November of 1935, on the request of the National Geographic Society. Whiting, a member of the American Colony in Jerusalem, worked as a tour guide, businessman, writer, and photographer. Photographs show the locations of Gueureme (Göreme), Metchan (Maçan/Avcılar), Tchaouch In (Çavuşin), Gula Deri (Güllü Dere), Pasha Baja (Paşabağ) Valley, Zilve (Zelve), Soghanli Deri (Soğanlı Dere), and Dalarat. Depicted are the volcanic rock landscape, cave churches, homes, and other facilities; frescoes, local people, and towns. Also shown are Kayseri, Ankara, the Taurus Mountains and Beilan (Belen) in Turkey, and Byzantine ruins in Syria. Album page image number 1-16 (p. 1-23): Photographs including: A fresco of King Solomon in Elmalı church, Guereme (Göreme); volcanic cones in Metchan (Maçan/Avcılar), dovecotes and road in Gula Deri (Güllü Dere); street, "burghul" mill, rock rooms, and Matson photographing in Tchaouch In (Çavuşin); volcanic cone homes, triple top volcanic cone, chapel and tomb of St. Simon, church and Mrs Smith coming down a shaft in Pasha Baja (Pasabağ) valley. Album page image number 17-44 (p. 24-45): Photographs including: Cliffs, interior of volcanic cone home, stairway to home, mosque, and stable at Zilve (Zelve); lava spikes at Dalarat; cliffs, ox carts, pigeon houses, monasteries, frescoes, Church of St. Barabara, and mayor and son at home in Soghanli Deri (Soğanlı Dere). Album page image number 45-58 (p. 46-59): Photographs taken from Nov. 20-24 during the trip back to Jerusalem including: Bulgar Dağ, the Taurus Mountains, the Cilician Gates pass, photographers' car stuck in mud and being freed by water buffalo, "Snake Castle" (Yilan Kale) and a well near Adana (Turkey), village of Beilan (Turkey), a Bedouin camp in the Byzantine ruins of Deir el Banat, Byzantine monastery ruins near the Turkish border, Greek and Latin inscriptions, Byzantine road and ruins near Bab el Hawa (Syria). Album page image number 59-67 (p. 60-68): Photographs including: Atatürk statue near Kayseri, government buildings, Atatürk statue, railroad station, and the Roman Temple of Augustus in Ankara (Nov. 4-5, 1935); Dr. and Mrs. Nute and Maryle at the Talas Mission, Mrs. Smith in a wine cellar at Pasha Baja (Pasabağ) and Mrs. Smith wearing "Turkish national costume."
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Whiting, John D, and G. Eric Matson, photographer. Trip to Cappadocia, vol. II. Ankara Cappadocia Syria Talas Turkey, 1935. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007675296/.

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Whiting, J. D. & Matson, G. E., photographer. (1935) Trip to Cappadocia, vol. II. Ankara Cappadocia Syria Talas Turkey, 1935. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007675296/.

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Whiting, John D, and G. Eric Matson, photographer. Trip to Cappadocia, vol. II. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007675296/>.