Photographs of Egypt and the Sudan, 1870s-80s

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y3042B
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      34 item(s) 34 images

Scope and Content

A collection of albumen prints measuring approximately 210 x 280 mm, captioned either in the negative or in pencil on the reverse. The collection contains several duplicates and appears to contain photographs from several sources. Prints 1-10 show architectural and landscape views in Egypt (Cairo, the Pyramids and the Suez Canal), the remainder are commercial ethnographical studies of native people from Egypt, the Sudan, Somalia and Abyssinia.
Photographs by Zangaki, Bonfils, Georgiladakis and others.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

The majority of the prints were received by the Royal Colonial Institute in 1926.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 17-18.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Condition varying from good to poor.

Additional Information

This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.