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The Drawer of water from the Nile--The method observed in the days of Moses
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The Drawer of water from the Nile--The method observed in the days of Moses
Title:
The Drawer of water from the Nile--The method observed in the days of Moses [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Irrigation
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Leviticus, xxii:1.)--We give this picture simply because it illustrates a scene in the land of Moses, and the view we have is a characteristic scene. It is not modern; it is just the very method of drawing water observed in the days of Moses. Labor is so cheap in Egypt and modern machinery so expensive, that labor-saving machines have not yet been introduced into Egypt. Even merchandise can be transported on the backs of camels more cheaply than by railway. The cheapest thing in Egypt is human muscle, and until the Egyptians are educated to a higher plane of life, they will draw water as they have always done. This water is used for irrigating the soil. It is taken from the Nile and poured into little trenches cut through the land, and from these it is emptied into other trenches, until whole squares of the soil are irrigated." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom of the photograph. See 5305BAI/LVii31CAJS (Voyager # 360975)
Men are working at pumps to draw water from the Nile
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5113 LVi31CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries