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I am looking for any kind of information relating to photographs of Western travellers pictured in costume while on their travels in Egypt. I know that several commercial studios based in Cairo and Alexandria, such as Schier & Schoefft (see image attached), Facchinelli and Dittrich, offered this service, but I am having trouble finding examples that have been digitized and made available online.
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Hello Ken. Thank you for this link. I was aware of Frith's self-portrait, but I hadn't ever seen the full title page of Egypt, Sinai and Palestine.
Hello Stéphanie:- You will probably know of Francis Frith's 1857 self-portraits, but if not, the following will be a useful introduction: https://www.rct.uk/collection/2701283/self-portrait-in-turkish-summ...
Best wishes, Ken
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