Ottoman Empire

Habib Hawawini, souvenir photograph of Burhaneddin Toker as a student at the Damascus School of Medicine, 1906, albumen print

KoƧ University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul, Turkey

By Yasmine Seale
A photograph found by the author in Istanbul Date unknown (photograph: Edward Park)

From the Ottoman diaspora to the musical influence of the Eastern Mediterranean, the early days of the record industry in New York

By Sam Thorne