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Cairo from the Citadel--Near where the Israelites sojourned in Egypt
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Cairo from the Citadel--Near where the Israelites sojourned in Egypt
Title:
Cairo from the Citadel--Near where the Israelites sojourned in Egypt [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Citadels
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.9 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Leviticus, xxiv:1.) We are viewing this city from the Citadel, which is a small town in itself, and was built by Mohammed Ali. From the Citadel we have a fine view of Cairo. The pyramids are in the distance to the west, and the Nile is seen winding its way toward the sea between. Cairo has a population of about 500,000. It has absorbed into itself and may be called the modern representative of Memphis and Heliopolis, and the surrounding cities of ancient times. The Khedive spends part of the year here. Cairo was the home of the distinguished pasha who aided DeLesseps in opening the Suez canal. It is a strange commentary upon history that this region, once swept by the Pharaohs, should now be under the dominion of a Christian nation. The English soldier is seen on all sides in Cairo." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom of the photograph. "D" is printed at the bottom of the page. See 5307BAI/LVii33CAJS (Voyager # 360977)
Panoramic view of the city showing a mosque
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5115 LVi33CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries