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December 30, 2021

Beautiful Vintage Color Photos of Beirut in 1965

These photographs were taken by amateur photographer Charles Weever Cushman during his holiday in the capital city of Lebanon. One of Phoenicia's most prominent city states, Beirut is one of the oldest cities in the world. Playing a central role in the Lebanese economy, Beirut remained a regional intellectual capital, a major tourist destination and a banking haven, especially for the Persian Gulf oil boom.

Take a look at life in the capital city in May 1965 through these beautiful vintage color pictures taken by Cushman:





























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