This unique photographic compilation, taken from long-forgotten glass plates, depicts scenes from Lebanon, Syria, and AUB in the late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries, when Dr. Franklin T. Moore taught at the Syrian Protestant College (now the American University of Beirut). Moore's camera captured the seemingly vast size of the new campus, the undeveloped northeastern mountains, and an unpaved Bliss Street, in sharp contrast to the growth and changes that have taken place since then.
A collection of postcards depicting iconic views of both the AUB campus and Lebanon selected from the Moore Collection. Locations include: 1- Afka, Nahr Ibrahim. 2- Arched window view in Douma. 3- College Hall and lower campus. 4- College Hall from the northwest. 5- Lee Observatory from northwest of Bliss Hall. 6- Maseilha Castle. 7- SPC Medical Gate and Bliss Street. 8- View of Ain Mreisseh area from College Hall tower.