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    Views of Cosmopolitan Thessaloniki: The Postcards of the Beza family

    JEWISH LIFE

    Some of the cards depict themes from Jewish life in various countries. They were sent mainly on the occasion of Jewish holidays, or, in...

    HISTORICAL EVENTS

    An extremely strange subject for postcards is the massacre of the Armenians in Adana, Türkiye in 1909. It seems they were printed by Levantines,...

    LANGUAGES

    The languages used by the Beza family and their associates in their correspondence are mainly French, often mixed with Italian, Judeo-Spanish (both in Latin...

    TECHNOLOGY

    Many postcards, mainly sent by Isaac Beza's colleagues, proudly depict both the existing technology in effective use, e.g. textile factories, as well as the...

    BUSINESS PARTNERS

    Cards sent by associates of Isaac Beza, demonstrating the extent of the family's trade relations not only in the Near East, the Balkans and...

    COUNTRIES AND NAMES OF CITIES

    The names of the many cities and countries on the postcards represent Europe and the Near East on the eve of the First World...

    TOURISTIC AND FAMOUS PLACES

    Images from places that even today attract tourist interest could as a matter of course not be missing. Some remain famous and eternally popular;...

    EXHIBITION CONTRIBUTORS

    EXHIBITION CURATOR Zanet Battinou RESEARCH – TEXTS Christina Meri Alexios Menexiadis TEXT EDITING Alexios Menexiadis GRAPHIC DESIGN Hayia Cohen Eliza Solomon COMMUNICATIONS Elisa Solomon PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE Leonidas Papadopoulos The Jewish...

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