IONIA, Near East death ship (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1920

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

IONIA, Near East death ship

[between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

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Call Number: LC-B2- 5941-12


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libraryofcongress dc:identifier=httphdllocgovlocpnpggbain35599 ionia neareastdeathship refugees piraeusgreece trebizondturkey trabzon

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    • 12/Feb/2021 17:13:04

    That is the flag of Greece

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    • 12/Feb/2021 22:25:38

    According to NYT of February 3, 1923 the Ionia arrived at Piraeus (port for Athens) from Trebizond (now Trabzon) on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, with 5,500 refugees. 22 had died on the passage from typhus and smallpox and 15 children had been born.

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 13/Feb/2021 04:19:14

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    • 13/Feb/2021 16:53:14

    There was an exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey in 1923, so this appears to have been one of the ships involved.

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    Donna (LOC PP)

    • 04/Mar/2021 22:33:01

    Many thanks for providing the additional information. We’ll pass this information on to our catalogers.