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Road to the Pyramids
Title:
Road to the Pyramids [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Travel
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 18.3 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Exodus, 1:8.)--'Now there arose up a new king over Egypt which knew not Joseph.' We give a beautiful picture above illustrating a scene in Egypt just across the River Nile at the turn of the road, as we pass from Cairo to the Pyramids. One meets here in the early morning market folk coming from the country with donkeys laden with all kinds of vegetables; camels bearing fresh loads of clover, and expecting from the sale of these to take back in the afternoon such necessaries from the stores as they need. This is a macadamized road lined on either side by acacia trees. This picture was taken by our artist instantaneously, hence the people appear to be in motion. This scene is about a mile out from Cairo and about eight miles from the Pyramids, though the Pyramids were in sight even at this point." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom of the photograph. See 5313BAI/LVii39CAJS (Voyager # 361009)
People and pack animals on a road lined, on both sides, by tall trees
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5121 LVi39CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries