More photos of Arabians in Syria in 1930

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on June 29th, 2017 in Syria

More photos, this time from a Syrian village, from this old memorabilia auction site. I am more and more eager to find the source of these photos, and exactly where and when they were taken.


3 Responses to “More photos of Arabians in Syria in 1930”

  1. The mud houses are typical of the Biqaa valley of Lebanon, and so are the baggy pants (shirwal) worn by the horses’ handlers. Both are also typical of the area of Homs and Hama in Central Syria. The electrification is another clue pointing to more “developed” parts of the country. I am not sure if these features point to a location in the Euphrates valley but I could be wrong.

  2. Thanks Edouard. It is always interesting to review these old images. The second horse down, the stallion, to me is somewhat reminiscent of Sameh (grandson of El Samraa) and also the mare El Zerieka looks like these, she being a full sister to the dam of Sameh.

  3. I agree on the Sameh likeness, Joe. The last stallion looks like a beauty, also.

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