David and Goliath

Despite the fact that the Ottoman Empire conquered 27 nations, there is surprisingly little in the way of paper before 1922.

The collections here are rich in European popular culture with regard to Turkey and the Ottoman Empire, with photos dating from the late empire onwards.

The postcard collections focus on cities outside of Constantinople, and the pop culture focuses heavily on military campaigns in the Balkans and World War 1.

The Ottoman script section contains a nice selection of rare maps and atlases