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ARMENIAN-AMERICAN SPONSORED REFUGEE CAMP

Aleppo, Syria, c. 1920s

Photograph by Vartan Derounian

 

The original image was a postcard used to raise funds for the camp. Assisted by missionaries, these refugees, mostly women and children from the vicinity of Kharpert, Historic Armenia, made needlework to sell, the proceeds from which helped to support them and purchase passage to the United States.

 

Courtesy of Margaret Kedonian Melickian

 

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Taken on May 17, 2010