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Drawing water from the Nile
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Drawing water from the Nile
Drawing water from the Nile [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 22.6 cm ( 8 x 9 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Romans, ix:17.) It is remarkable how intimately related to the history of the Hebrews is the land of Egypt. No sooner had Abraham come up from Ur of Chaldees into Canaan than he made his way to Egypt. It was to Egypt that the Israelites always looked in time of famine for supplies. And for four hundred and thirty years Egypt was the Holy Land, for this was the length of the period that God's people lived in Egypt. Hence so much reference is made in Scripture to the Pharoahs. Above we have a view of a native drawing water from the Nile to irrigate the land. A yoke of oxen is hitched to a round framework, which in turn is attached by rude cogs to another wheel, which in turn causes the jars to revolve, bringing the water from below." See 5310BAI/LVii36CAJS (Voyager # 360982)
A waterwheel with jugs mounted on it; a man and a span of oxen are nearby
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5118 LVi36CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries