DAVEN­PORT IM­POR­TA­TIONS

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Homer Daven­port, a news­pa­per re­porter from Illi­nois, was in­spired to col­lect Syr­ian-bred asil Ara­bi­ans that he had seen at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. In 1906, he trav­eled to the Mid­dle East where, with the help of his friend Sheikh Akhmet Haf­fez, he was able to pur­chase high-qual­ity mares and stal­lions.

The Sheikh aboard *Wad­duda, the war­mare he pre­sented to Daven­port in 1906. Note the horse’s rel­a­tively long ears, flat body and thin skin, fea­tures typ­i­cal of dry-cli­mate mam­mals of many species. Note also her flat fore­head and the com­plete ab­sence of...

The hand­some, ath­letic and cor­rect 5-year-old stal­lion *Haleb was given to Daven­port by Nazim Pasha, the Gov­er­nor of Syria.

Right: Por­traits of Homer Daven­port and his Be­douin friend and men­tor, Sheikh Akhmet Haf­fez.

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