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Marriage ceremony in Cairo
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Marriage ceremony in Cairo
Title:
Marriage ceremony in Cairo [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Marriage Customs And Rites
Women
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Daniel, iv.)--The picturesqueness of Oriental civilization strikes with great force every one upon his first visit to the East. There is much of color everywhere. The people seem to be slow and dull and to possess a large share of physical inertia and repose, but if we look outside to the material elements of Eastern civilization, everything is so highly colored as would naturally lead one to suppose that they were the expressions of excited imagination. The scene which we give above of a marriage ceremony in Cairo is of a piece with the whole of Egyptian civilization. The scene is festive and picturesque to the last degree. One would suppose from seeing such a procession go by that the parties were playing at marriage. The procession is headed by a body of musicians, and amid it all there is laughter and shouting and the jingle of tambourines." See 5342BAI/LVii68CAJS (Voyager # 361696)
Two camels carry a litter with two people inside
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5150 LVi68CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries