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A one ounce S.G. Hayeck “Syrian Violet” perfume bottle. The label reads "Badru Naam Cologne Syrian Violet" and the top label reads "Lilac."


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An empty glass bottle embossed with the name "Haddad." Note from the donor: Ameen F. Haddad had two MDs, one from Protestant College and one from New York University. He had offices at 89 Broad St. and worked to develop face creams, which is likely…

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A straight razor in a case from the brand Daniel J. Faour & Bros. The case notes that it was made in Germany and includes engraved depictions of flags and Joseph Bey Karam on one side. Note from the donor: The brothers owned the first Syrian bank in…

Date: 1904
A postcard depicting Arab stone cutters in the Jerusalem replica at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.

Date: 1912 July
A postcard depicting Marie Azeez’s shop with images of The Loraine and The St. Charles in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The image is copyrighted in 1908. The postcard contains writing to an Earl Fluke dated July 1912.

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A blank postcard depicting a scene of the boardwalk above Virginia Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. One of the store fronts is Alkazin.

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A blank postcard of “Bobker’s Twelve Sons of the Desert in a Novelty Act.” This is an example from 1912 of an Arab troupe of entertainers not run by Arabs. The child is George Hamid with his cousins

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A postcard of “Kalil’s Main Dining Room Near City Hall Park, 14-16-18 Park Place, New York City.” Abu Khalil's restaurant on Park Row was a 1000 seat restaurant with a Roman and Egyptian restaurant below and Grotto. Khalil married one of Helen…

Date: 1945 April
A postcard depicting Hamid's "Million-Dollar Pier" at Atlantic City, NJ. Hamid later bought the Steel Pier in 1945. The postcard contains writing from Giorgine to Sylvia Path in April 1945.

A postcard depicting Dreamland Circus and Side Show on Surf Avenue at Coney Island, NY. The postcard contains writing from Job Walker to F. Brittenboker from August 6, 1922.

Date: 1903 June 28
A postcard depitcting a black and white picture of Easter Sunday on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, NJ. The postcard contains writing from a Matilda to Mrs. Greene on June 28, 1903.

Date: 1911
A postcard depicting the Whitehall Building on Washington St. in Battery Place. There was a store in the bottom corner of the buildling run by a Syrian man by the name of Kato or Kado. This view of the building shows what the Arabs saw when they were…

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A postcard depicting a flower parade on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ. One of the shops shown is Jereissati Bros. Auction Sale. A sign out front advertises oriental rugs and hangings.

Date: 1896
A photograph of a peddling Syrian woman in New York and an accompanying caption. These pages are from the book "Street Types of Great American Cities" by Sigmund Krausz, published in 1896.

Date: circa 1900
A photograph of Phares and Kaleel Behannesey, who toured and performed around America, dated around 1900.

Date: 1921
A large black and white photo of five male members of the Syrian Lebanese League holding a plaque of thanks for President Wilson in front of White House. The men in the photo are N.A. Arida, M.J. Naimy, A.A. Haddad, S.N. Mallouk, and Raphael Arida.…


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A photograph of a reproduction of a Damascus Merchant’s house at the Turkish Village in the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, IL. On the back of the print is a photograph of a model of St. Peter's Cathedral.

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A letter from Daniel J. Faour in New York, dated December 4, 1893, to the N.N. Brass Company about rattles that were ordered and had yet to arrive. The letterhead is of "Danial J. Faour &

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An announcement from the Syrian Young Men’s Association, located at 59 Washington St. The itinerary includes discussion on what elevates a woman's education or money status by speaking in English or Arabic.


The Illustrated American, Vol. XIV, No. 15 October 14, 1893. “A Plague of Men” (page 453) includes images of Syrians on the street in 1893.

An issue of New York Times Illustrated Magazine from August 20,1899, which includes an article (pages 4-5) on the Syrian Quarter in New York. The article includes seven photographs.

An issue of Harper’s Weekly from Saturday, August 10, 1895. Includes an article titled, “The Foreign Element in New York: The Syrian Colony," on page 746. The article includes a depiction of the Syian colony on Washington Street.

Date: 1927
A 1927 talent booking catalogue from "Wirth & Hamid: World’s Greatest Attractions."

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A pre-1920 map of Turkey in Asia.

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