Tag: Orientalist Images

A Methodist in Palestine

lrepublican , November 14th, 2022

In 1904 the proud D.D. Methodist Robert William van Schroik, at the age of 61, boarded a German steamer in New York for a 70-day trip to the…


Old Photos of Mandate Era Jerusalem

tabsir , February 7th, 2022

There is a fascinating Facebook site on old photographs of Jerusalem. Below is one of the images. Note the Victrola.


Yemen Military in the early 19th century

tabsir , October 23rd, 2021

The Library of Congress has an online print of an engraving by Andrea Bernieri. It does not appear to be based on an actual observation by the artist….


Baghdad in the 19th Century

tabsir , October 18th, 2021

A richly illustrated book in French from 1887 on Iraq and Persia has an incredible number of illustrations. The book can be downloaded here. I attach some of…


Stereoscopic Palestine

tabsir , September 11th, 2021

To access the article online, click here: https://www.palestine-studies.org/sites/default/files/jq-articles/Time%20Travelers%20in%20Palestine%20-%20Stereoscopic%20Journey.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2…


Images from the 19th century “Bible World”

tabsir , April 21st, 2021

There were many books written by Christian missionaries and clergy during the 19th century. While the text itself has long since been outdated, the engravings are still fascinating…


Amish Camels

tabsir , March 25th, 2021

The image above, a drawing from the 1850s, epitomizes how the camel has been imagined for everyone in America, the West and just about everywhere outside the area…


Old “Arab” Postcards

tabsir , February 6th, 2021

If you would like to look at (or buy) old postcards and images from and about the Arab world, including North Africa, this site of cardcow.com is worth…


Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset

tabsir , August 2nd, 2015

This Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset (MCADD) consists of a collection of books, journals and maps related broadly to the Himalayas and its outlying attached ranges including…