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Gateway to Damascus
Gateway to Damascus [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Acts, ix:3.)--'As he journeyed he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shined around about him a light from heaven.' In the picture we have a gateway in the wall of Damascus looking toward Jerusalem. Whether St. Paul entered this city through the same place or not we have no means of knowing. It is true, however, that he entered from the same side. The roadway just before passing through the gate, leads over a bridge, under which flows, through a canal, one of the many streams of the Abana river. It is strange to think that notwithstanding St. Paul entered Damascus nearly 2,000 years ago, that the city then was 2,000 years old. This city has witnessed well-nigh all the history the human race has made. The location seems to have been intended for a city. " "Vol. 2" and "F2" are printed beneath the text
Stone gateway and a small stream; a mountain is in the background
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5535 LVii261CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries