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Syria as it used to be – part 1

December 10th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Culture

This is an incredible collection of black and white images from Syria over the past 150 years from Camille Alexandre Otrakji.

The second part will be posted next Friday, and you can see the full set here

There’s a water fountain from 1910, Aleppo’s Umayed Mosque in 1916, a portrait of the first American ambassador to Syria, taken in 1859, a bread seller in Damascus in 1910 and Bab Kisan in 1872.

I’ll post another 5 images next week.

This is part of Alex’s family collection of historic photographs from the Middle East.

You can see them here: http://www.mideastimage.com

You can search by category of keyword for specific image topics here: http://www.mideastimage.com/search.php

Thanks to Dima for drawing my attention to them.

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  • 1 Who Is This Man? « HIS PEACE UPON US // Dec 10, 2010 at 6.51 pm

    […] See other old pictures from Syria at Syria News Wire […]

  • 2 Alex // Dec 13, 2010 at 7.39 pm

    Yes, these images are from my family collection of historic photographs from the Middle East.

    You can see them here:

    http://www.mideastimage.com

    You can search by category of keyword for specific image topics here:

    http://www.mideastimage.com/search.php

    All the best,

    Camille Alexandre Otrakji

  • 3 Sasa // Dec 13, 2010 at 8.34 pm

    Thanks Alex. They really are incredible and such an important part of Syria’s history. I’ve amended the start and end of the post to credit you. Are you happy for me to run it like this?

  • 4 Alex // Dec 14, 2010 at 8.17 am

    Thanks : ) very kind of you!

    I would have been happy with one link!

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