Bedros Apelian, Student in Iowa from Kessab, Syria (circa 1880) (courtesy www.mideastimage.com).
Seal of Aleppo's Poche brothers Co. Frederic Poche, a Syrian with Austrian citizenship became the U.S. Consular Agent in Aleppo from 1873 to 1908. His brother Alfred was the acting U.S. consular agent (courtesy of www.mideastimage.com).
A greeting card sent from Aleppo to New York in 1901 (courtesy of www.mideastimage.com).
Greeting card from Damascus, Syria dated Oct. 12, 1904, mailed to Philadelphia, P.A. In the background is the Grand Victoria Hotel (courtesy of www.mideastimage.com).
Letter from Consul Jesse B. Jackson in Aleppo, Syria to the Honorable Charles Arthur Moore in NY. On May 11 1908, the United States raised the consular agency in Aleppo to a full Consulate with the appointment of the American Jesse B. Jackson as the first Consul who served until 1923. Prior to his Aleppo appointment, Mr. Jackson served in the Syrian port city of Alexandretta (Eskendurun) from 1905 to 1908. (courtesy of www.mideastimage.com).
A Syrian businessman in the United States returning to Damascus after Sultan Abdul Hamid granted the Ottoman citizens a new constitution in 1908 (courtesy of www.mideastimage.com).
“A man, wearing a fez, selling drinks from an ornate, portable, samovar-like dispenser in the Syrian Quarter of New York City. 191-” (courtesy of Library of Congress).
Syrian schoolchildren in New York during World War I (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
A Syrian shop on Washington Street in New York City in August 1920. The picture shows the Syrian shop owners selling maarouk (a local bread usually popular during Ramadan) to Syrian and American customers (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
“Nazem Al-Koudsi, Minister from Syria, visits Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, 1945” (courtesy of Library of Congress).
A letter from US President Franklin Roosevelt to Sheikh Abd al-Aziz al-Khani, the Supreme Islamic Judge of Damascus, dated June 8, 1943 (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
US embassy in Damascus, 1948 (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
A 1952 photograph of an exhibition at the Library of Congress, organized by Mr. Robert F. Ogden, chief of the Near East section, on “life in modern Syria and recent national achievements of that country.” The exhibit features Syrian photographs, maps, and official documents displayed in four showcases. The exhibit includes photographs of present-day leaders of Syria, among them General Fawzi Selu, Prime Minister of Syria[center], and Colonel Adib Shishakli, Chief of Staff [left]. At right is the Syrian flag, at upper left a copy of the statement of Syria’s achievements (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt signing the guestbook at the Presidential Palace in Damascus during the era of President Adib al-Shishakli,1953 (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
The US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles signing the guestbook at the Presidential Palace in Damascus during the era of President Adib al-Shishakli on May 16, 1953 (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
Photograph, 1953, from Damascus, of a meeting between General Ra'fat Khankan, the Defence Minister of Syria during the Presidency and Premiership of Colonel Adib al-Shishakli, and Admiral Wright of the U.S.A. Navy, to his right,and the American Military Attache, Colonel Stevenson to his left (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
Photograph of Adlai E. Stevenson, the Democratic Party Presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956, against the Republican Dwight Eisenhower, is photographed in front of his plane at the Mezza airport in Damascus, Syria, on a fact finding mission during the height of the cold war in the Middle-East (courtesy of www.mideastimages.com).
US President John F. Kennedy with Syrian Ambassador to the US, the poet Omar Abu Risheh. The nationalist poet is pictured here with Kennedy at the Oval Office in the White House, in 1962 (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
President Hafez Assad with President Nixon in June 1974 (courtesy of www.syrian-history.com).
President Hafez Assad with President James Carter in May 1977.
President Hafez al-Assad with US President George Bush in Geneva on November 23, 1990.
President Hafez Assad meets with President Clinton during one of several meetings between 1994 and 2000.