orphans learning lacework in Mardin - front of postcard
Vilayet of Bitlis/Paghesh
This is the backside of the postcard of orphans learning lacework in Mardin, a picture featured on this page.
Mardin was a station of the Eastern Turkey Mission.
This postcard may have been disseminated at the annual conference the previous summer.
The contents of Charlotte Ely's note refer to the possible furloughs of three missionaries. The postcard was stamped at its origin, Bitlis, and was probably sent by Charlotte to her cousin Grace to let her know that she was safe in war-torn Turkey.
Charlotte died on July 11, 1915, just weeks after the genocide unfolded in Bitlis.