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Color Photos of 1920s-era Egypt

January 7, 2012

A Cairo skyline taken in the 1920s.

It used to be that if you wanted to see color photography of Colonial-era Egypt, your easiest route was the 1939 version of The Four Feathers. The Egyptian scenes were filmed on location in Egypt, although they were set some 50 years earlier.

Now, a web site called “Retronaut” offers 50 color photographs (autochromes) of Egypt in the 1920s taken for National Geographic by Gervais Courtellemont and W. Robert Moore.

Thanks to Rebecca Doherty for this reference.

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