Kairo, Le Pont Du Nil Ouvert

Made:
c. 1900 in Cairo

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'Kairo, Le Pont Du Nil Ouvert' A Photochrom reproduction of a colour photograph of a swing bridge over the River Nile in Cairo, Egypt
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A photochrom postcard entitled 'Kairo, Le Pont Du Nil Ouvert', published by Photoglob, c. 1900. The postcard shows the bridge over the Nile in Cairo open to allow ships to pass through.

A photochrom postcard entitled 'Kairo, Le Pont Du Nil Ouvert', published by Photoglob, c. 1900.

The postcard shows the bridge over the Nile in Cairo open to allow ships to pass through.

The Photochrom process was a form of photolithographic colour printing developed around 1890. The process was used widely to produce scenic and tourist views and for reproductions in art books.

Founded in 1888 in Zurich, Photoglob were the world's largest publishers of Photochrom views.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6071/71
type:
postcard
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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