2 picture postcards.
Oblong 8vo. Captioned in English, French and Arabic.
Rare, early black and white photographic views of two important petroleum refineries in Africa: Suez and Fedala. The latter is featured in a photograph by the French military photographer Marcel Flandrin (1889-1957), a pioneer of aerial photography in Morocco. Taken from an aeroplane and published by the Syndicat d'Inititative, the image shows the bonding warehouses at Fedala refinery amidst a rough Atlantic.
The second postcard, published by Vitta & Cie., shows a general view of the Suez refinery against the backdrop of the Ataka Mountains.
In addition to the printed captions, the postcard of Suez bears handwritten captions in German and English on recto and verso in ink and pencil.
The postcard of Suez pierced in two places. A very well preserved set.