art of resistance, Egypt, travel

Rare window to early 1900s Egypt.

This time travel is provided by  Brooklyn Museum Archives (© photos).

It’s fantastic archive gives us a rare look at inherent beauty of the land, that we now, so often, hear about only in terms of violence and disrupted lives.

vintageegypt1-thumb-600x546-51807Egypt: Partly submerged palms above Nile dam, Upper Egypt Copyright, 1908, by Stereo-Travel Co. Brooklyn Museum Archives

tumblr_mlw5qaNEe61rtgfyao9_500Egypt: Donkey and Cart, Kasr-en-Nil T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician. 49 Nassau Street, New York. Brooklyn Museum Archives

vintageegypt10-thumb-600x561-51836Egypt: Pyramids of Dashur from Sakkara T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician. 49 Nassau Street. Hooper. Brooklyn Museum Archives

tumblr_mlw5qaNEe61rtgfyao7_500Egypt: Arab porters, Alexandria Brooklyn Museum Archives

tumblr_mlw5qaNEe61rtgfyao3_500Egypt: Arabic Window and Native Bazaar, Cair T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician. 49 Nassau Street. Brooklyn Museum Archives

tumblr_mlw5qaNEe61rtgfyao1_500Egypt: Arab water-carrier girls. Brooklyn Museum Archives

vintageegypt13-thumb-600x558-51845Egypt: Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician. 49 Nassau Street. Brooklyn Museum Archives

vintageegypt11-thumb-600x568-51839Egypt: Sunset on the Nile. Brooklyn Museum Archives

 

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