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Cairo Urban Egypt Collection

"Cairo Urban Egypt: A Glimpse into the Vibrant City's Past" Step back in time and explore the bustling streets of Cairo

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: A night scene on the Nile near the mouth of the Cairo canal, during the festival of Gebr... 1862

A night scene on the Nile near the mouth of the Cairo canal, during the festival of Gebr... 1862. Creator: Unknown
A night scene on the Nile near the mouth of the Cairo canal, during the festival of Gebr-el-Haleeg, or breaking the canal, 1862

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: Egyptian Donkey Boys at Cairo, 1888. Creator: Unknown

Egyptian Donkey Boys at Cairo, 1888. Creator: Unknown
Egyptian Donkey Boys at Cairo, 1888. From, The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume38. July to December, 1888

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: Tombeau de Sultans Mamelouks, Le Kaire, 1849 / 51, printed 1852. Creator: Maxime du Camp

Tombeau de Sultans Mamelouks, Le Kaire, 1849 / 51, printed 1852. Creator: Maxime du Camp
Tombeau de Sultans Mamelouks, Le Kaire, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 8 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: Maison et Jardin dans le Quartier Frank, Le Kaire, 1849 / 51, printed 1852

Maison et Jardin dans le Quartier Frank, Le Kaire, 1849 / 51, printed 1852
Maison et Jardin dans le Quartier Frank, Le Kaire, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 3 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: 56. Porte de la Citadelle, au Kaire, 1843. Creator: Joseph Philibert Girault De Prangey

56. Porte de la Citadelle, au Kaire, 1843. Creator: Joseph Philibert Girault De Prangey
56. Porte de la Citadelle, au Kaire, 1843. Gate of the Citadel, Cairo

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: 84. Tombeau du Sultan Tarabey, 1843. Creator: Fichot

84. Tombeau du Sultan Tarabey, 1843. Creator: Fichot
84. Tombeau du Sultan Tarabey, 1843. Mausoleum of Tarabay al-Sharifi, Cairo

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: View on the Nile near Cairo, ca. 1855. Creator: Thomas Seddon

View on the Nile near Cairo, ca. 1855. Creator: Thomas Seddon
View on the Nile near Cairo, ca. 1855

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: Rue du Caire, 1870s. Creator: Felix Bonfils

Rue du Caire, 1870s. Creator: Felix Bonfils
Rue du Caire, 1870s

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: Sais coureurs au Caire, 1870s. Creator: Felix Bonfils

Sais coureurs au Caire, 1870s. Creator: Felix Bonfils
Sais coureurs au Caire, 1870s

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: West on the Muski, Chief Arabian Thoroughfare of Cairo, Egypt, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

West on the Muski, Chief Arabian Thoroughfare of Cairo, Egypt, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
West on the Muski, Chief Arabian Thoroughfare of Cairo, Egypt, c1930s. Market street known as Sharia Al Muski From " Tour of the World". [Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: The Body of Sethos I Who Lived in the 14th Century B. C. Cairo, Egypt, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

The Body of Sethos I Who Lived in the 14th Century B. C. Cairo, Egypt, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
The Body of Sethos I Who Lived in the 14th Century B.C. Cairo, Egypt, c1930s. Menmaatre Seti I was a pharaoh of the New Kingdom Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: General View of Cairo, 1890. Creator: Unknown

General View of Cairo, 1890. Creator: Unknown
General View of Cairo, 1890. Cairo was founded in 969 AD by the Fatimid dynasty, Cairo Citadel was fortified by Salah al-Din (Saladin)

Background imageCairo Urban Egypt Collection: Assassination of General Kleber in Egypt, (1800), 1816. Creator: Unknown

Assassination of General Kleber in Egypt, (1800), 1816. Creator: Unknown
Assassination of General Kleber in Egypt, (1800), 1816. Jean-Baptiste Kleber (1753- 1800) French general during the French Revolutionary Wars, assassinated by Suleiman al-Halabi


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"Cairo Urban Egypt: A Glimpse into the Vibrant City's Past" Step back in time and explore the bustling streets of Cairo, Egypt through a collection of captivating photographs dating back to the 19th century. These snapshots offer a fascinating glimpse into the urban landscape of this ancient city, showcasing its rich history and cultural heritage. In "Egyptian Donkey Boys at Cairo, 1888, " an unknown creator captures a scene filled with lively donkey boys navigating through crowded streets, transporting goods and people. This image provides a snapshot of everyday life in Cairo during that era. "Vue Generale Prise a l Ouest, Le Kaire, 1849/51" printed in 1852 offers us an expansive view of Cairo from the west. The photograph allows us to marvel at the architectural wonders that dominate the skyline while also revealing glimpses of daily activities taking place below. Maxime du Camp's "Tombeau de Sultans Mamelouks, Le Kaire" showcases one of Cairo's historical treasures - the tombs of Mamluk sultans. This striking image highlights intricate details and ornate designs that make these tombs truly remarkable. Another photograph titled "Mosquee pres de Bab-el-Saida" takes us closer to one of Cairo's many mosques. Its stunning architecture stands as a testament to Islamic artistry and serves as both a place for worship and community gathering. The series continues with images such as "Maison et Jardin dans le Quartier Frank, " which depicts an elegant house surrounded by lush gardens within Frank Quarter – an area known for its European influence during that period. As we delve deeper into Cairo's religious landmarks, we encounter photographs like "Mosquee du Khalife Haakem Biamrillah. " This mosque holds great significance in Islamic history due to its association with Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah – a controversial figure whose reign left an indelible mark on the city.