Wednesday, 4 July 2012

1920s Egypt in Colours

Autochromes taken by Gervais Courtellemont and W. Robert Moore for National Geographic.

 Boy reels silk in a desert near Cairo

 Man and two women stand at his home grown fruit booth in Cairo

 Man peers out from a latticework covered balcony

 Beautiful building sits untouched in the streets of old Cairo

 Boat sitting still in the water at sunrise

 Man sitting next to his store for the Egyptian version of a washtub

 Man standing outside of his quilt and cushion shop in old Cairo

 Painter standing in the doorway of his shop

 Peasant singer poses in a seated position

 Person leans against a Ficus tree in the garden of Esbekieh

 Portrait of a young Nubian girl

 Shoe vendor sits next to his store

 Souvenir merchant walks carrying beads and necklaces

 Street view of a mosque with a wall covered in blue tiles

 View of a tower in Cairo

 View of fishermen docking on Philae Island

 View of the Great Sphinx at sunset

 View of the Monastery of Saint Catherine amid granite peaks

 View of the Pyramids of Giza

 View of the Temple of Edfu at sunset
 View of the first Nile cataract at Aswan

 View of the pyramids at sunset

 View of the ruins of the Hall of the Temple of Ammon

 Woman posing in black

 Woman wearing a Muslim headdress

 Woman poseing with a basket of fruit

Woman sitting on a rock with jewelry beside her
 View of the pyramids with buildings in between

 Woman sitting with her fruits for sale

 Young boy who journeys on donkeys leans against a stone wall

 Young cabaret dancer posing for a photograph in traditional clothing

 Egyptian street merchant sells fruits

 Egyptian street merchant sells hats

 Orange merchant awaits customers

 Colossi of Memnon once guarded entrance to Temple of Amenophis

 Men sitting at a shop at a bazaar

 People standing outside the Temple of Horus

 Students sitting in the courtyard of the Mosque of el Azhar

 Sugarcane vendors waiting for customers

 The image of Rameses II carved into the rock at Abu Simbel

 The mosque-like Tomb of Caliphs near Cairo holds Luxor and Arab heroes

 Two boys cooking meat at a meat shop in Egypt

 Two men making glass

 Two men making tents

 Two men on camel-back ride past the Sphinx and Great Pyramid

 Two men stand in front of souvenir booths in the street of Cairo

 Two men work at a tarboosh booth in Cairo

 Two sais stand in front of the entrance to the French Legation

 Two students of Mecca stand at the Mosque of el Azhar

Winders of silk at the Tombs of the Caliphs


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