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Abou Brahim and his Son

Abou Brahim and his Son Photo: John C. Cobb, courtesy AFS Archives, NY.
Mayor, Abou Brahim, (smoking the arghielia or “hubble-bubble” pipe) with his son. This was a social affair. The mouthpiece was handed from man to man around in a circle. The tobacco was usually mixed with hashish and sometimes camel dung. Drawing it through the water made the smoke milder; but the water got pretty dark and smelly. Note the ever-present flies on the wall. Location: The Menzoul, Kafate, Syria.
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  • Creation Date: 1942 November
  • Creator: Cobb, John Candler, II, 1919-
  • When: WWII
  • Where: Middle East
  • Category of People: WWII Driver
  • Subject: Syria