Eghisabet Sultanian with her friend in Zeytun – 1895-1896

Eghisabet Sultanian with her friend in Zeytun – 1895-1896

Eghisabet Sultanian with her friend in Zeytun – 1895-1896

Eghisabet Sultanian with her friend in Zeytun 1895-1896. They are holding Martini rifles .

The photo was taken by a Western missionary during the Grand Uprising (Second Zeytun Resistance) from winter 1895-1896. The Armenians from Zeytun, fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops.

Eghisabet Sultanian (on the right) is the great grandmother of musician Derek Sherinian.

Vahé Achikian – Zeytun Collection

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Does anyone know the name of the friend? She bears a striking resemblance to members of my family!

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