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An important collection of issues of the weekly المصور - "The photographer" - Cairo, 1926-1927

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Commission: 22%

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المصور AL-MUSWAR - An important collection of 25 issues of the Egyptian weekly "The Photographer" from 1926-1927. The newspaper's photographers, Emil and Shukrei Zeidan, brought to the Egyptian public the important political and cultural events in Egypt in dozens of photographs that appeared in each issue. The shape of the newspaper and its contents had a wide-ranging influence all over the world, even outside Egypt and it was considered a Groundbreaking at the time, and even the Hebrew press of those years used to quote and bring photographs that were published in it.

The weekly brought to the Egyptian public: news, reports, and cultural sections. Dozens of photos of the major weekly events were published in each issue. In the collection before us appear many historical issues. For example, an issue dated January 9, 1927 reviews Egyptian President Saad Za'alul's visit to a site of restoration of ancient Egyptian statues - this was his last visit since he died that year , An issue reviewing the 'Al Azhar' demonstrations of Egyptian students (February 11, 1927), on the cover of another issue a rare photograph of Prince Muhammad Ali Pasha with his princess mother on their arrival in Cairo (November 5, 1926), a special issue reviewing the movement's anniversary celebrations Egyptian National (November 9, 1926), issue reviewing the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Egypt (April 8, 1927), Important issue accompanying the visit of Czechoslovak President Masaryk (April 1, 1927), issue reviewing the victories of the Egyptian Sports Club in competitions In Europe and Turkey (October 22, 1926). Issue of the ninth anniversary of the rise to power of President Saad Za'alul (October 15, 1926), the grand opening of the Luxor-Aswan railway line (December 10, 1926), in the February 4, 1927 issue, appear photographs of the heads of state participating in various feasts for the holidays, and many more.

25 complete sheets. 34 cm. In some sheets detached leaves. In five sheets a missing tear at the top of the sheet and in the following pages without usually damaging text. In some of the sheets stains. general condition good.

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217. An important collection of issues of the weekly المصور - "The photographer" - Cairo, 1926-1927