Via the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection

Old pictures of Amman That Might Surprise You

1- This is the old Amman train station, taken in 1975.

via http://nabataea.net
via http://nabataea.net

2- The Roman Amphetheater and its surroundings in the 50s.

Via http://sojourney.wordpress.com/
Via http://sojourney.wordpress.com/

3- The first post office, built in 1924, currently the Duke’s Diwan.

duke's house

4- The Jaffa mayor’s bodyguard stands infront of the Philadelphia Hotel.

via http://life.time.com
via http://life.time.com

5- Emir Abdullah playing chess against LIFE photographer John Phillips.

Taken from John Phillip's collection of photographs from Trans-Jordan
Taken from John Phillip’s collection of photographs from Trans-Jordan

6- The royal envoy that followed the Emir Abdullah procession in Amman.

via John Phillips collection on LIFE
via John Phillips collection on LIFE

7- The Hussein Mosque in Al Balad.

hussein mosque in al balad

8- Police officer managing traffic in downtown Amman.

old downtown amman

9- Circassian royal guards during a visit to the Hussein Mosque.

circassian royal guard

10- Bsy streeets of Amman in 1940.

central amman circa 1940

11- posters around a market for the 1945 film, Road to Utopia.

road to utopia
via life.time.com

12- Sa’ada street, taken in 1930.

saada street 1930
via http://www.abandah.com/gheith/?p=127

13- Bedouin men in Amman, 1921.

Via the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection
Via the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection

14- The first postman in Amman.first postman

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Walid Dib is the co-founder of Humanity Can Wait. He is currently in his last semester studying Water Engineering at the German Jordanian university.

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