Chameau coureur (méari).
54 x 90 mm. Black-and-white photographic print on cardboard backing (62 x 104 mm). Captioned in French.
Rare photograph of two mounted camel couriers in a desert landscape, by the celebrated French photographer Claude-Joseph Portier (d. 1910), active in Algeria in the 1860s. The picture shows one camel resting on the ground, the other standing. Featuring a bedouin tent in the background, as well as 2 bedouins sitting on the ground near the left side of the image.
Small scratch mark near the centre.