Album with Photographs and Decorations Drawn in Indian Ink, anonymous, c. 1870 - c. 1880
People in the 19th century could explore the world in the comfort of their own home with photographs like these. Gracing this album are sheets with photographs taken in England, France and Germany. The album also extends to far-flung places, including the heart of Africa with portraits of Stanley and Livingstone. Egypt is under review in this page. Two cut-out photographs of veiled women are pasted next to a shot of the Temple of Philae. The scene is surrounded by a landscape of drawn palm trees.