Frank Mason Good photograph of Egyptian women grinding corn
Stereoview of two women grinding corn between two large round stones in Cairo, Egypt.
Egyptian Postcard Album
120 Postcards (color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.)
Postcards of Lower and Upper Egypt published in the first decade of the 20th century. The majority of the postcards are unused, but some of them had been posted between 1900 and 1906.
Andrew and Martha Ruch photographs
211 Photographic prints ((1 vol.) + papers., black & white, 8 x 13 cm. or smaller.)
115 Lantern slides (hand colored, 6 x 9 cm.)
Photographs taken and lantern slides collected by Andrew and Martha Ruch to document their experiences as missionaries in Africa during the 1920s. The photographs document Andrew and Martha Ruch's missionary work and their activities among the Kikuyu people. Places shown include Cairo, Egypt; the Mediterranean Sea; a beach in Mombasa, Kenya; Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Port Said, Egypt and the Suez Canal. Activities depicted include building houses, carrying loads such as grass (for thatching), luggage, water and wood; cooking; drying skins; grinding millet; pounding sugar cane and selling items from boats to ship passagers. Ceremonies included are baptisms and church ceremonies. Portraits of people include Christian converts; chiefs, children; families; Muhia, Ruchs' assistant; the Ruches; and warriors. Many of the portraits document African clothing, ornaments, scarification and weapons. Architectural images include building materials, grain bins, houses (including Ruch's home), mosques, museums in Cairo, pyramids, railroads, temples in Egypt and villages. Boats, motorcycles and ships are also pictured. Nature scenes of landscapes and animals vary greatly and include mountains, trails, rivers, vegetation, waterfalls as well as birds, camels, cattle, donkeys, lizards and a lion.
Edwin Lord Weeks papers
Paintings in watercolor (18), oil (54), and drawings in graphite (5), pen and ink (3), and pastel (1), capture the exoticism of Weeks' travel in the Near East and North Africa, his interest in medieval armour and love of the New England seashore. Also included are a family crest; animal studies; a 3 p. typescript titled …
Burton Ashley photographs
520 Negatives (photographic) (duplicate negatives; black & white, 4 x 5 in. or smaller)
10 Postcards (black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
157 Slides (photographs) (color)
338 Photographic prints (+ contact prints , black & white, 4 x 5 in. or smaller)
1 Photographic print ((panograph), black & white, 6.3 x 20 cm.)
The photographs are cityscapes and landscapes taken by Burton E. Ashley in Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia during the early 1930s and early 1950s. The images include views of Cape Town, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Port Said, Egypt, and Mozambique. Architecture depicted includes buildings in Tanzania, a mission in Zambia and the Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo. Additionally, there are images of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and rivers and waterfalls including the Luangwa, Nile, Zambezi and Victoria Falls. The collection also includes photos of animals, geological features and vegetation.
E.C. Higbee's "Round Africa Cruise" videos and photographs
7 Film reels (reels (2 hr 3 min), silent, black & white, 16 mm. 2793 ft)
126 Photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 7 x 13 cm.)
126 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 7 x 13 cm. )
Photographs and film taken by Edwin Converse Higbee during his trip from Capetown to Cairo in 1929 aboard the S.S. Corinthia. The trip was sponsored by the Raymond & Whitcomb Co., a travel service based in Boston, Massachusetts, and promoted as a Round Africa Cruise. Images reflect a variety of people, countryside and architecture.
Richard B. Parker Photographs
A collection of black and white prints and negatives of Islamic monuments taken by former ambassador Richard B. Parker. The collection includes 200 prints and 481 negatives. The images document Islamic architecture throughout Algeria, Cairo, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Spain.
Lieutenant General George W. Read Correspondence and Airline Ephemera
This collection consists mostly of materials gathered by George W. Read during his 1941 trip from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Cairo, Egypt, to observe General Erwin Rommel and his troops in North Africa. The material includes the following: correspondence describing the flights to North Africa; Pan American World Airways (Pan Am …
Raymond A. Hare Photographs
Ambassador Raymond A. Hare (1901-1994) created this collection to document the architecture, cities, and landscapes of the Middle East, including Afghanistan, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Palestine, Iran, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.A photograph album of 90 silver-gelatin photographs depicts minarets in Cairo, Egypt, with annotations in Arabic and English describing the date and title of each minaret. Two portfolios of photographs presented to Ambassador Hare in 1965 by the senior staff of the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission to Turkey to commemorate his service as Ambassador to Turkey from 1961-1965. Included are 52 matted photographs, many signed by the photographer Ara Guler and dated and captioned, documenting the art and architecture of the Seljuks and the Armenians at the Armenian center of Ani. The slides, 1930s - 1960s, created by Hare document Islamic architecture and people and place views of North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, and Syria.
MS 7449 Map of Cairo Showing Mohammedan Monuments
Includes a separate index (ca. 24 pages).