Grain boats on the Nile--Showing how corn has always been brought down from Upper Egypt
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Grain boats on the Nile--Showing how corn has always been brought down from Upper Egypt [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xli:49.)--'And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.' These grain boats we see on the Nile bring down from Upper Egypt every year the same kind of corn that Joseph gathered together during the seven years of plenty, against the seven years of famine. In our country this is called wheat. In the Bible it is called corn. The wheat is loaded in these boats without being sacked, poured into the frame work or body of them, and after the boats reach their destination at Cairo, the wheat is sacked and carried upon the shore, whence it is shipped to different countries. The place where these boats land is about a mile above Cairo, near the island of Rhoda, and near the Nilometer. Standing here we are very near the reputed place where Moses was discovered in the Nile by the daughter of Pharaoh." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." "D2" is printed on the page beneath the text. See 5119BAI/LVi37CAJS (Voyager # 357419)
People are on the riverbank; many grain boats are moored at the side of the river
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5311 LVii37CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries