Demonstration of "Life in the Holy Land" by the Arbeely Family of Syria
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Nageeb Arbeely in Mohammaden sheik costume with Koran and staff.
The Arbeely family are thought to be the first Syrian immigrant family in the United States. They travelled extensively across the U.S. reenacting scenes from their homeland while dressed in native costume.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-007, Box 011, Image No. MNH-2710
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