Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region. Late-Ottoman era, end of century. The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.
1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a