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DAMASCUS & BAALBEK: Damascus le 20. Juin 1917, Baalbek, le 22. VI 917

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A pair of original photos, made during WWI by a Bulgarian lieutenant colonel Kableshkov, showcase temple ruins of Baalbek and reception room of a private mansion in Damascus.

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2 black and white photographs, contemporary annotations on the front in black ink, contemporary annotations in pencil on one photograph verso, 12 x 13 cm and 13 x 13 cm (4.7 x 5.1 and 5.1 x 5.1 inches) (Very Good, one soft fold in each photo).

 

A pair of original photos, dated June 20 and 22, 1917, represent temple ruins of Baalbek and reception room of a private palace in Damascus.

They were made during WWI by a Bulgarian lieutenant colonel Nikola Kableshkov (1868-?), who is signed in the corner of the Baalbek photograph. Kableshkov was a first cousin of the Bulgarian hero Todor Kableshkov. He was promoted to major general in 1920.

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