A LANGAHI PHOTO OF EGYPT, CIRCA 1880; 9 X 11 INCHES

 

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During the 1800s, travel by train and steamship improved, giving Europeans greater access to the Middle East and North Africa. They were inspired to seek the pyramids of Cairo, the holy sites of Palestine and the ancient wonders of Constantinople.

Reacting to this surge of travelers, a group of photographers became renowned for creating art souvenirs through albumen print photographs of these far-off locales. Among these photographers were J. Pascal Sebah, Emile Bechard, B.F.K. Rives, Boxfils and Langahi.

The French photographer Langahi took this photo of a caravan of natives riding donkeys through Egypt, circa 1880. He was active throughout Africa during the late 1800s, shooting photos of Monument de Lesseps in Port Said, Egypt, fruit and water sellers in Cairo, the memorial of Ramses III in Thebes and Beja warriors in the Sudan.