Execution outside Alexandria, near the Cairo Railway

Made:
1882-12 in Alexandria
maker:
Unknown

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'Execution outside Alexandria, near the Cairo Railway...', 1882 A photograph of a public execution outside the railway station in Alexandria, Egypt
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A photograph entitled 'Execution outside Alexandria, near the Cairo Railway…',taken by an unknown photographer in December 1882. The photograph shows a public execution outside the railway station in Alexandria, Egypt. A small crowd has gathered to view this gruesome scene. This man was executed for the murder of Dr Herbert P Ribton, a British subject killed during riots in Alexandria on 11 June 1882, during the Anglo-Egyptian War.

A photograph entitled 'Execution outside Alexandria, near the Cairo Railway', taken by an unknown photographer in December 1882.

The photograph shows a public execution outside the railway station in Alexandria, Egypt. A small crowd has gathered to view this gruesome scene. This man was executed for the murder of Dr Herbert P Ribton, a British subject killed during riots in Alexandria on 11 June 1882, during the Anglo-Egyptian War.

This photograph is from an album entitled 'Algiers Egypt &c 1882-3'. This album was assembled by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885). It contains a mixture of photographs of North African tourist subjects and views of battlefields in Egypt.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5001/7/3
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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