Thursday, 14 April 2011

Sepia Saturday 70: Egyptian Camels

My vintage postcard collection is mainly focused on the UK, but of the other countries where I have a reasonable number of other postcards, Egypt is one of them. What I didn't realise until I looked through them was just how many featured camels, so perfect for following theme on this week's Sepia Saturday.The only thing missing is a politician ... but given that the Suez Canal is steeped in political history, I think that almost gives me the full theme set this week.

The Suez Canal, at the Curve of El Guirsh

The Pyramid of Cheops
 
En route for the fields



Sunset on the desert

More postcards of Egypt on my web site

17 comments:

  1. What Is it about Camels & Cameras? They Always look as if they are posing! A Great Collection!

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  2. Excellent collection. There's something special about Egyptian sepia postcards.

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  3. That's a nice group of camel postcards. All I could find in my collection is a card with some riderless camels lying on the ground.

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  4. Smashing! Egypt postcards always look great

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  5. Oh my I've always been a fan of camels...they seem to me to be such graceful animals even if they have an odd shape...great photos and nice Sepia post! Thanks!

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  6. That's a whole heap of camels! Enough to give one the hump?! LOL

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  7. So beautiful :-)
    Do you know how old are these postcards?
    @tony: just camels in those pictures. I tried to take a picture of a camel at the zoo once and he did everything in his power to make it a really hard job >.<

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  8. Wonderful, wonderful postcards! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Kathy M.

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  9. Great postcards and you are lucky to have them. I saw the flats upon flats of vintage postcards for sale at a rumble sale recently. It's staggering to consider just how many postcards have been made and sent! Thanks for posting these for us to enjoy.

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  10. Well done you for finding such a collection of camels. I suppose a camel was the iconic image of the middle east which everyone wanted to send back home.

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  11. As a lad I had a toy camel, filled with sawdust, that was a relic from a stop in Egypt during our journey on the ship out to Africa. When I was in Cairo 35 years later, there were the same toy camels filled with sawdust on sale. I think camels = Egypt, that was certainly what I thought when I saw Alan's original image, although I soon discovered Teddy was in Khartoum.

    Thanks for the atmospheric postcards.

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  12. Upu really had the cards to display with this theme; I think I have seen some of these in old National Geographic magazines.

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  13. Excellent comings and goings of camels!

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  14. So now I know that there really are collectors of camel photos! Well done!

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  15. Wow, great cards...what is the general range of dates for them?

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