National Geographic : 1920 Jan
MOSLEM LOUNGERS IN FRONT OF A COFFEE-HOUSE IN AN ASIA MINOR TOWN Since the Turks took possession of Asia Minor, in the fifteenth century, it has been known as Anatolia, a word derived from the Greek meaning "rising" or "East." It com prises the entire peninsula which forms the western extremity of Asia lying between the Black Sea on the north and the Mediterranean on the south. Its total area is about twice that of the State of Colorado. BESDEGUMA, A VILLAGE IN THE AIDIN VILAYET OF ASIA VISITED BY STRANGERS Photographs by Cass Arthur Reed MINOR, WIICH IS SELDOM Even in remote districts the camera is recognized and the ordinary business of the town is suspended while the strutting braves "have their picture took." The coffee-house is the Turk's cafe and club, and even in the busy season muleteers and laborers take time to gossip and drink the thick black coffee which takes the place of alcoholic beverages.