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Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and... 1875. Creator: Unknown

Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and... 1875. Creator: Unknown


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Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and... 1875. Creator: Unknown

Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and the Jew, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

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Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and the Jew

EDITORS COMMENTS
is an intriguing and evocative photograph taken in Algeria during the late 1800s. The image, captured by an unknown photographer, is part of Henry Walter Bates' "Illustrated Travels" published by Cassell, Petter, and Galpin in London around 1880. The photograph depicts a Kabyle man, a member of the Berber ethnic group indigenous to North Africa, intently working at his lathe. The Kabyle people are known for their skill in metalworking, and this man's focus and dexterity are evident as he turns the wheel, shaping metal with precision. Surrounding the Kabyle man are other native Algerians, including Arabs, Moors, and Jews, all engaged in various activities. The diverse representation of ethnic groups highlights the rich cultural tapestry of Algeria during this period. The photograph also showcases the unique architecture of the region, with houses and buildings in the background. The contrast between the traditional Berber attire and the modern machinery, such as the lathe, underscores the intersection of tradition and progress. The image is a testament to the lives and livelihoods of the indigenous people of Algeria during the 19th century. It offers a glimpse into their daily lives, their work, and their cultural practices, providing valuable insights into a time and place that is often overlooked in historical narratives. The photograph's black and white composition adds to its timeless quality, making it a captivating addition to any collection of historical images of Africa and its people. The image is a reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating the diversity and richness of the world's cultural heritage. Overall, "Kabyle Turner at his Wheel; The Natives of Algeria, the Kabyle, the Arab, the Moor, and the Jew" is a powerful and evocative image that invites us to explore the history and culture of Algeria and its people during the late 1800s.

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