Refugees foraging at Alexandropol, Russian Armenia. [LCID: 2524725]

Armenian refugees

Refugees foraging at Alexandropol, Russian Armenia. Photograph taken by John Elder. In 1917, Elder, a divinity student from Pennsylvania, joined the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief team that was aiding refugees. For two years, Elder did volunteer work with Armenian orphans. During that time, he photographed refugees and conditions at camps.


  • Armenian National Institute, Inc. Elder Photo Collection.

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