C. 1951-1954 Photographic Album Recording the Building of a Western-Engineered Milling Facility in Egypt With Many Pictures Identified and Depicting Social, Sporting, Political Activities in Cairo and Alexandria Egypt During the Nasser Era.
(Photography in Egypt)

Cairo: 1951. Album with approxmately 280 + photographs; mounted with photo-corners only, not glued down; many with identifiers on back, dating the photograph and naming the participants; many photographs of social activities, state and company dinners, tennis matches, other sporting activities where apparently these people went to be entertained in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt; a mixing of Middle-Eastern and Western-style events, with some military and political leaders socially melding with the engineers and workers on this project; with views of the Egyptian countryside as well as of the plant; (with) a book in Arabic, evidently promoting the new facility, with black and white photographs; also including about 30-40 photographs of family outings, evidently in Europe, Italy and other places where family and friends may have had leave from building the project; various formats, mostly snapshot size, however there are many 3" x 5" and larger, even a couple of 7"x 9" size; all contained in a faux leather album, with a very worn spine and coming disbound; photographs clear, well-taken and very well preserved, recording a little-known aspect of Western business and industrial development in the Middle East, with the participation of wives and families while a project was being completed and during the Nasser revolutionary era; We note that some of the equipment, possibly for power generation, bears the Babcock & Wilcox name, and also equipment from Kohorn, who were textile equipment manufacturers; these names are visible on the apparatus pictured in the accompanying brochure. Very Good H (Item ID: 18507)

$750.00

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