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Title(s):

A Turkish atrocity : where is the victim?

Published/Created:
[Great Britain] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1876]
Physical Description:
1 print ; 8 x 10 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DR568 .T87 1893 Box
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Prints
Notes:
"Registered at Stationer's Hall."
The image is a picture puzzle, depicting a scene from the Bulgarian Horrors (also known as the April Uprising of 1876). It features a figure who is probably a bashi-bazouk, an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. In his raised hand he holds a curved scimitar. At a quick glance, the soldier's attack appears aimed at a bare tree stump. Upon closer looking, the viewer can discern the faint outline of kneeled figure hunched over the tree stump, presumably a Bulgarian nationalist. The card was probably issued to garner British support for the Bulgarian cause.
Subject Terms:
Bashi-Bazouks.
Bulgaria -- History -- 1762-1878.
Bulgaria -- History -- Uprising, 1876.
Eastern question (Balkan)
Massacres -- Bulgaria.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1876.
Ephemera.
Picture puzzles.
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