An impressive album with 50 early postcards depicting the Canal de Suez from different angles. The album and the postcards are all from the beginning of the 20th century, various editions.
Among the postcards that appear: rare souvenir postcards in a colorful lithographic print of the canal and the surrounding buildings, as well as an aerial map of the canal, high quality colored postcards of ships moored in the narrow part of the canal, postcards with street views near the canal and local residents, Unloading and loading at the canal port, and more.
Mining of the canal began on April 25, 1859 and lasted for 10 years until 1869. The canal was inaugurated in a solemn ceremony attended by high-ranking representatives from around the world on November 16, 1869, and officially opened on November 17 in a three-day festive flotilla from Port Said to Port Ibrahim. Mining is considered one of the most impressive and significant construction operations carried out in the 19th century - And many tourist publications including sights of the three-day festive cruise held at the canal inauguration, which was attended by 68 vessels from all over the world were very common in those days. Photographers and engraving artists from all over the world soon came to the area, and the playful sights found a place of honor in the first postcards that appeared in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Postcards: 9x14 cm. Album: 35x18 cm. On each page of the album are three postcards in his pockets. Wear and tear on the cardboard pages of the album. The album pages are partially detached. The postcards themselves are in very good condition.