Auction 56
Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 58

Collection of Personal Documents, Business Documents and Photographs – Shammas Family

Sold For
615$
Opening
500$
Lot Number 58

Collection of Personal Documents, Business Documents and Photographs – Shammas Family

Extensive collection of documents, letters and photographs, from the estate of the Shammas (al-Shammas) family. [Early 20th century]. Arabic and English.
The collection includes: * About 100 documents and personal and business letters, sent to and from the brothers Alexander and Ibrahim Shammas. * Invoice notebooks of Shammas brothers. * A dozen family photographs (most of them studio-photographs), among them are photographs by the photographers Khalil Raad, Savvides, Krikorian and others. * About 100 letters from the estate of Dr. Michael Shammas (son of Ibrahim Shammas), among them: about 40 letters sent to and from Michael Shammas, about 25 receipts and business documents, tens of medical documents related to his work as a physician, invoice notebook of Dr. Shammas, several documents from the time Shammas served as an interpreter for the British army in World War I, and other items.
Total of more than 200 items. Size and condition vary. Some items in fair-poor condition with significant water damages, tears and stains.

Sold For
615$
Opening
500$

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