Building the principal hall for the ruler of Qatar

[Qatar]. 2 photographs.

[Doha, 1943].

2 black and white photographs. 65 x 110 mm each.

 750.00

Two photos showing a member of the engineering team deployed by the Egyptian ministry to build the principal hall for the ruler of Qatar in 1943, during the brief reign of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani. In one photo, captioned in Arabic, we see the official standing before a public building; the other is a group portrait with the half-finished building in the background. An early photo document of Qatari history.