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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.

Please feel free to contact me either by replying to this blog post or by sending me an email at steph.hornstein[at]

Thank you!

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Comment by Stéphanie Hornstein on May 31, 2022 at 14:44

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.

Comment by Ken Hall on May 30, 2022 at 19:28

Hello Stéphanie:- You will probably know of Francis Frith's 1857 self-portraits, but if not, the following will be a useful introduction: 

Best wishes, Ken

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