Ignadeus Boghosian (seated far left) with students at his village school.
Vilayet of Bitlis/Paghesh
Khntsorkin near Bitlis. Ignadeus Boghosian (seated far left) with students at his village school. The girl on the far right is probably a daughter of one of the teachers in the photograph. These village schools were often hindered by local rulers. Teachers earned little, whatever their students were able to pay. Students were not assured of a complete education since many of these schools were closed at the whim of the local authorities. (Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections)