Photographs show John D. Whiting's trips in Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey in the 1930s. Whiting, a member of the American Colony in Jerusalem worked as a tour guide, businessman, writer and photographer.
Album page image number 1-21 (p. 1-23) Photographs include: Crusader church (Beirut), people at picnic table, men burning thorns, cemetery of the Meidan (Damascus), village of Breije between Damascus and Homs, mosque (Homs, Syria), view of Hama from castle hill, double waterwheel (Hama, Syria), man with horse, Krak de Chevaliers, Syria (courtyard inner ward, entrance to refectory, undercroft, corner tower, outer wall, general and distant view, Grace Whiting and Geo Asfar sitting in window), sacred fish shrine (Tripoli, Lebanon), tower ruins, and Isle de Rouad, Tartosa (Tartous) cathedral and Margab castle in Syria.
Album page image number 22-37 (p. 21-39) Photographs include: castle tunnels, man and donkey grinding?, boats in harbor, Antioch and Mt. Silpius from the west, woodworker, laurel tree and waterfalls at Daphne and streets at Antioch, Turkey; cedars in Lebanon, Miss Clement sketching in cedar grove, mountains, valley, cliffs, coast road at Ras Esh Shekka (Lebanon), ruins of Jebeil (Biblos, Lebanon), sarcophagus of King Ahiram of Biblos, and obsidian coffer bound in gold.