Istanbul’s Tütün Deposu presents a new exhibition featuring life in Anatolian society in the 19th century, as seen by the cameras of the Dildilian brothers
By Vercihan Ziflioğlu
The photograph archive of the Dildilian brothers, who documented the social life of Anatolia during the 19th century with their cameras, was brought from the US to Turkey thanks to the efforts of their grandchildren Armen Tsolag Marsoobian and Tsolag Dildilian.
In their archive, the grandchildren have preserved over 800 pieces by the Dildilian brothers, who made many contributions to various outstanding archives of the world. Armen Marsoobian is planning to open a museum with the archive photos in the Black Sea province of Amasya’s Merzifon district. The exhibition, entitled “Bearing Witness to the Lost History of an Armenian Family: Through the Lens of the Dildilian Brothers,” will be displayed at the Tütün Deposu (Tobacco Depot) in Istanbul’s Tophane district until June 8.