Baku in old postcards

Baku, which attracted the attention of foreign and Russian tourists since the 19th century, was a great industrial and cultural center. The city is well presented especially in the postcards produced in the 19th and 20th centuries. They portrayed famous buildings of Baku, the districts of the city, the port and oil extraction places. 

The government buildings designed by the Armenian architects, oil enterprises and companies belonging to the Armenians, the city monuments were depicted in the picture postcards published by the Russians, the French, the Germans, and the English. Certain postcards with the views of Baku were issued by the Armenian photographers and editors.