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Book Description

Containing 144 small format black and white photos, 14 postcards and a few pieces of decorative ephemera, 215 x 295 mm. Card bound in the original wrappers: some dog earing to the corners otherwise firm, a handful of the photos are unstuck but remain crisp and not over exposed. In very good overall condition.
Dealer Notes
A decorative French photo album, covering an interwar voyage of the President Doumier to Egypt and the Middle East. Presumed to be a female photographer, the principal areas of interest include Egypt (around 40 photos including Cairo, Thebes, Luxor and Karnak) and the Middle East (22 photos of Lebanon, Jerusalem and Jaffa). Further photos are then dedicated to the time onboard the ship or to the additional stops on the tour (Palermo, Rhodes, Santorini, Samos and Athens). Well maintained and decorated with an artistic sensibility, an illustrative map on the first page highlights the various stops of the tour, suggesting that this album covers a large part of the total trip.

As well as shots of the ancient sites and architecture, the fashionable and relaxed attitudes to the portraits give an interesting perspective of overseas travel in the mid-thirties. The photos are broken up with postcards and page collages that combine larger black and white prints of landscapes with a coloured background.

The President Doumier was originally built as a French passenger ship. During the second world war, it was requisitioned by the French government to transport troops. It then seemed to have passed into British hands before eventually being sunk by torpedo in 1942 as part of a convey bringing supplies to Liverpool from Sierra Leone.
Author Unidentified Photographer
Binding Softback
Condition VG

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