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Samsun, Turkey - Imperial Ottoman Bank Building

Samsun, Turkey - Imperial Ottoman Bank Building. Capital of Samsun Province and important Port. Former Greek colony (BC). Captured by Seljuks in 1200. A Genoese trading post - taken by Ottomans in 15th century. Important trade centre - specialising in tobacco, booming after the arrival of the railway in the late 19th century. Date: circa 1909

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Amisos Bank Samsoun Samsun Samsunta Samsus Ottoman


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1. Title: "A Glance into the Past: The Imperial Ottoman Bank Building in Samsun, Turkey - A Testament to History and Trade" This photograph, taken circa 1909, offers a glimpse into the rich history of Samsun, Turkey, and its iconic Imperial Ottoman Bank Building. Situated on the beautiful Black Sea coast, Samsun is the capital city of the Samsun Province and an essential port city with deep historical roots. The region's history can be traced back to ancient times, with Samsun being a former Greek colony known as Amisos or Samosata. The city was later captured by the Seljuks in 1200 and became a significant Genoese trading post in the 15th century. The Imperial Ottoman Bank Building, a striking architectural masterpiece, stands as a testament to the city's importance as a trade center. Specializing in tobacco, Samsun experienced a significant boom after the arrival of the railway in the late 19th century. This photograph captures the bustling street scene in front of the bank, with people going about their daily lives and the building's grandeur on full display. The Imperial Ottoman Bank, established in 1863, was a vital financial institution during the Ottoman Empire. Its presence in Samsun underscores the city's significance as a thriving economic hub and a crucial connection point between Europe and Asia. This photograph, with its intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere, invites us to explore the fascinating past of Samsun and its Imperial Ottoman Bank Building. It is a poignant reminder of the city's rich history and its role as a vital trading center in the Ottoman Empire.

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