Rare Books Library Digitizes Historic Photographs of 19th-Century Egypt

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Abstract

In an attempt to preserve historical records and increase their accessibility, the Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) has digitized 101 photographs documenting 19th-century Egyptian culture and the history of travel in the Middle East. Commissioned by the Underwood & Underwood publishing company, the photographs offer a wide range of possibilities for online research and teaching in a diverse array of courses, from rhetoric to history and anthropology.

City of the Dead

City of Dead from the Underwood & Underwood Egypt Stereoviews digital collection. Image courtesy of the American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library.

Source

American University in Cairo, “Rare Books Library Digitizes Historic Photographs of 19th Century Egypt,” news@auc, November 18, 2012. http://www.aucegypt.edu/newsatauc/Pages/story.aspx?eid=992&utm_source=newsatauc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news.

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