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At the Virgins Tree Materieh c1913

At the Virgins Tree Materieh c1913
Another group of scans of small, 4"x3", prints of photos taken of or by my grandfather while working in Egypt in around 1913

Smiley Derleth, Alan Mays have particularly liked this photo

 Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters club
A contribution to Vintage Photos Theme Park - People in or by distinctive trees. This was taken when my grandfather was working in Egypt, installing electrical systems in the Abbassia Barracks, Cairo. I think grandpa is the chap standing at the front of the tree, but mustachioed gents in solar topees all look very similar. A fairly distinctive tree with a fairly distinctive name.
18 months ago.
RicksPics club
Terrific photo. What an adventure that must have been.
18 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
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Some of relatives on both sides of my family and of that generation seem to have been a lot more adventurous than I have been. It is good that they recorded their travels and exploits.
18 months ago.
 Alan Mays
Alan Mays club
Quite interesting! I'd never heard about this tree before, so I did some searching. Wikipedia refers to it as the Tree of the Virgin, and a site called the Photorientalist has a great online exhibition with additional historical photos. See The Virgin’s Tree in Egypt: A Story of Survival, by Norbert Schiller.
18 months ago.
 Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech club
Quite an historic photograph! Your family ere quite amazing in their travels!
Sycamore trees are remarkable - I can understand how legends are created around them. they always seem like storybook trees to me. There are some beauties around here - but we are at the very edge of where they can survive, so they are not common.
Thanks, Alan, for the excellent link!
18 months ago.

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