National Geographic : 1925 Nov
© Autochromes Lumiere by Gervais Courtellemont SYRIAN FRUIT VENDERS DISPLAYING GRAPES OF DAMASCUS AND MELONS OF HAMA Both Anatolia and Syria are fruit countries. Much fruit is dried, but canning and preserving industriesare practically unknown. The young melon merchants at the railway stations in hot Syria are always well patronized. The boiled-down syrup of the grape, which inthis part ofthe world isregarded as the king of fruits, makes pekmez, which is used like apple butter.