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September 1, 2013

Early Color Photos of Cairo in the 1910s

This collection of hand-colored lantern slides brings to life a bygone era.

The entrance of Cairo’s El Akmar mosque, built in 1125!

People attend an Arabic folk festival.

The Kalaoun Mosque in Cairo, built in the early 14th century.

Passing through Bab Zuweila, a medieval gate in Cairo, dating back to the Ottoman empire.

A covered Cairo side street.

A bazaar/market in Cairo.

Prostitutes at Cairo’s fish market.

Street vendors in Helwan.

This is how you got around in Egypt in 1910.

Attending a funeral in Cairo.

Laundry hanging in a Cairo street.

Beggars and locals at a sidewalk cafe in the Place De L’Opera in Cairo.

Here’s a wedding procession in Helwan, a city just south of Cairo.

Selling soft drinks in Helwan.

Men walk down a street in Cairo.

(Photos: Oesterreichsches Volkshochschularchiv/Imagno / Getty Images)




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