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Approach to the Nile Bridge
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Bain, Robert E. M
Approach to the Nile Bridge [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: A.M. Gardner & Co., Limited.
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Numbers, viii:1.)--No view, perhaps, could be in greater contrast from the Egypt of Moses' time than the one given above of the approach to the Nile Bridge. Up to 1863, passage of the Nile was made by small ferry boats. Now we have a bridge of iron 1260 feet long, with stone buttresses. A pair of British lions sitting at the entrance of the bridge bespeak the fact that Egypt has passed under the influence of modern times and modern ideas. Across this bridge tourists now always pass to the pyramids. It perpetually presents a scene of life and color. There are donkeys and camels and carts and carriages going and coming throughout the day. Most tourists who visit the pyramids now go from Cairo in carriages, though occasionally a traveler prefers the old time method of traveling on a donkey." See 5312BAI/LVii38CAJS (Voyager # 361008)
A horse and carriage, pedestrians and pack animals come and go across the bridge; two stone lions guard the entrance to the bridge
Scanning Notes:
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5120 LVi38CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Nile River

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Category: Bridges
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Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Approach to the Nile Bridge