Egypt – Vintage Stereoviews 3

Ruins of the Granite Temple, the Sphinx and Great Pyramid (N. W.), Egypt

Philae, the »Pearl of Egypt«, the templed island now doomed to destruction (view S.), Egypt

Assuan and the Islands of Elephantine (S) from the western cliffs of the cemetery – Egypt

The great Nil bridge open for passage of freight boats – (n. E.) Cairo, Egypt

»Every day at noon this long bridge over the river is opened to permit the passage of the accumulated fleet. On our right is the city – now quite out of our field of vision. Before us and on our left is the river down which we look northwestward for a long vista …

As soon as the bridge is opened, the craft from upriver pass quickly through by force of the current alone, raising their canvas only after they have cleared the bridge. Then we see the sails of the fleet from below beating back and forth across the current, manoeuvering for position as at a yacht race, until, when the right point is reached, they make a dash for the draw. The picturesque triangular sails cross and re-cross like a flock of white-winged gulls at sea; Their firm lines are sharply defined against the deep green of the palms of the farther shore …

The cargo of these rude craft is garden produce, grain, pottery, brick, sugar-cane, sometimes live-stock, etc. They once carried all the produce of Egypt; but, since the construction of the railway and the introduction of the steamboat, their traffic has been much diminished …
For thousands of years the Nile has carried the traffic of millions of people in craft like these.«
(from ”Egypt Through the Stereoscope“ by James H. Breasted, Ph. D., with twenty patent maps and plans, Copyright 1905, by Underwood & Underwood)

(auf der Rückseite der Stereokarte, Underwood & Underwood)

The grotto-temple of Abu Simbel, seen N. W. from a boat on the Nile, Egypt

Looking (N. E.) to the island of Philae and its temples from Bigeh, Egypt

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

Pfeil senkrecht nach obenAbstand senkrecht 600 2


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