Camel Racing and Horsemanship in Upper Egypt

[Camel Race]. "Minieh, Février 20, 1914". Photograph album of an important camel racing and horsemanship event.

Minya, Upper Egypt, 1914.

Oblong folio (455 x 365 mm). 28 matte photographs (195 x 280 mm or the reverse), individually mounted on cards, recto only. Contemporary sewn red half morocco gilt, flat spine, upper cover titled in gilt and with the photographer's name in gilt. Marbled endpapers.


Fine album of 28 black/white mounted photographs showing officials and dignitaries, horse and camel trainers, riders, and races at an unknown celebration or festival during the last days of the Khedivate and Ottoman rule in Egypt. A similar album, comprising merely 24 photographs, is kept at the UC Santa Barbara, Special Research Collections (Bernath Mss 185).

Several mounts loosened or detached. Binding worn at extremeties, some waterstaining to covers.

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