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In photos: Archive tourist snaps from Egypt

Frank Carpenter visited Egypt between 1890 and 1923. These were his mesmerising holiday snaps.
Aug 26th 2012, 1:00 PM 7,100 0

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER Frank G Carpenter made his name in teaching and writing about geography. He produced a series of early guidebooks/travel logs called Carpenter’s World Travels which documented journeys across Africa, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Upon his daughter Frances’s death in the early ’70s, 29 albums containing about 5,600 photographic prints by Carpenter were donated to the Library of Congress and are held in the Carpenter Collection. The collection includes these atmospheric images captured by Carpenter during a trip to Egypt a century ago:

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