DAMASCUS & BAALBEK: Damascus le 20. Juin 1917, Baalbek, le 22. VI 917
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.
Author: Nikola KABLESHKOV (1868 - ?).
Place and Year: Damascus, Syria: June 20, 1917 & Baalbek, Lebanon: June 22, 1917.
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.