The Dutch national museum has recently digitized and published much of their collection to online audiences. So I decided to look for old prints of Armenian life and discovered some very interesting images from the Dutch colonial era. We can see Armenian merchants in Holland, but also Armenian life in the Ottoman empire. Some displays prosperity, while other tragedy, provide further evidence of Armenian prosecutions predating the Genocide by hundreds of years.
Bellow you can see the prints that I’ve selected from the Dutch collection. I’ve shared some paintings of Armenian life earlier on this blog, you can find it HERE. For those who’d like do their own research, you can visit the website of the Dutch national museum HERE.
Note that I am sharing these prints here in full quality so the file sizes are quite large which might increase your loading time.