National Geographic : 1946 Dec
Armenians at Zahle Repair Shoes amid Pinup Girls By the census of 1938 Syria and Lebanon had some 115,000 Armenians. Many, fleeing from Turkey after World War I, arrived in such poverty that they lived in tin huts. Now the colony contains prosperous businessmen. An Aleppo Baker Festoons His Shop with Necklaces ofBread French-style bread is popular. Circular loaves arepuffed uplikepincushions when they come from the oven. Hole-in-the-center hardtack, shaped likea teething ring, is munched bybus travelers ontheir journeys.