Category Archives: Labanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi, 1889-1993, Edited by Ania Dabrowska

“An Unveiled Song”, From “Lebanese Archives of Diab Alkarssifi 1889-1993”, Edited by Ania Dabrowska

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Baalbeck, early 1980s Khaled Hamdo Mona AlkarssifiKhader AlkarssifiMaryam Alkarssifi with a child and Soad Hamdo Hassan Kancow, Mona Sherif, Mona AlkarssifiKhaled Hamdo with son, Tarek Hamdo

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Obituary: Zakarya Solah, Born, c. 1921 – Died, 1 Oct 2012, by Diab Alkarssifi

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From Lebanese Archives of Diab Alkarssifi 1889-1993, Edited by Ania Dabrowska Zakarya Solah, known as Abu Yahya was a legendary figure in Baalbeck community, known across the region and Lebanon  for a lifetime commitment to the art of dancing, known … Continue reading

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“Beirut Swimmers and Other Gentlemen of Sport”, 1940s – 70s”

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from “Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi 1889 – 1993”, Edited by Ania Dabrowska There is a box of sports photographs in Diab’s archive – action shots, endless posing teams, individual sportsmen, training, winning, losing, resting.   Most of them are … Continue reading

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“Some Thirty Years Ago And Few Days Apart.”, from “The Lebanese Archives of Diab Alksarssifi, 1889-1993”, Edited by Ania Dabrowska

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Do you remember those accidents of  reloading your camera with the same film twice, and finding, after the film’s development, that two events have been pressed into one by mistake? A split second of frustration about ‘loss’ of something important, … Continue reading

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“State Visits – Famous Political Figures and Baalbeck, 1898-2011”

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From “Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi, 1898 – 1994”, Edited by Ania Dabrowska All images courtesy of Diab Alkarssifi and Baalbeck Photoprint Studio

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“May Day, May Day… – Dancing, Eating, Shooting” 1976, Diab Alkarssifi

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From “Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi”, Edited by Ania Dabrowska We often took trips out of Baalbeck, especially on Fridays, as it was a day off and people enjoyed picnics in the countryside, long walks, spending time with friends or family. … Continue reading

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Diab Alkarssifi, “Dear Departed. Martyrs, Friends, Neighbours.” c.1925 – 1980, Photography

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From the “Lebanese Archives of Diab Alkarssifi. 1889 – 1993”. Edited by Ania Dabrowska They were normal people: poets, artists, painters, lawyers, writers and farmers.  These are faces of Baalbeck, faces that are gone – they died natural deaths, as … Continue reading

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“Alnosor Sport Club – Al Nida’ Newspaper Cup, Baalbeck, 1981”, Archival Photography

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From “Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi, 1883-1994”, Edited by Ania Dabrowska

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“Style Matters – Men’s Fashion from the Middle East”, Archival Photography

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This post, should be a delight to enthusiasts of menswear, history of fashion, style, and most importantly – moustaches…  Soldiers, priests, scholars, rich and poor, in formal portraits from the Middle East, taken over several decades of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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“Men – Studio Passport Portraits from the Middle East 1930s – 1980s”

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From “Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi, 1889-1993”, Edited by Ania Dabrowska Passport style, formal, studio portraits – so familiar in their assumed functions and a uniformity of form, and yet, given a perspective of time and distance; they offer a … Continue reading

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