The Moore Collection: Franklin T. Moore Photographs (1892–1902)


 Author: Franklin T. Moore

 Language: English
 Subject: Lebanon & AUB
 Publication Date: 2006
 Number of Pages: 167
 Book Dimensions: 27.7*28.2 cm
 Cover Type: Hard Cover
 Shipping Weight: 1.509 Kg (view shipping rates)​

 ISBN: 9789953901930

 Price: $40

​This unique photographic compilation, taken from long-forgotten glass plates, was published in commemoration of AUB's 140th anniversary, and 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. 

The volume includes an introduction by former AUB president John Waterbury, a socio-historical account of Ras Beirut and AUB by Professor Samir Khalaf, a history of the Moore Collection by the artist Helen Khal, a description of the restoration process along with comments on Moore's photographic techniques by Professor Marwan El-Sabban, and a brief history of the AUB Medical Photography Department by Professor Emeritus Raif Nassif.

​Moore Collection photographs are also available as:

  • Portfolio sets of ten separate Moore Collection photographs are also available for $20 (selected AUB campus images) and $10 (images from the medical, science, and archaeological departments)
  • Scenic views of both the AUB campus and Lebanon from the Moore Collection are sold as postcards in packages of 8 for $3.5
  • Fine art prints with or without matte frame (in limited numbers; please inquire for prices and availability)