A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)

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Lot 76
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca
circa 1910
(14)

Sold for £ 16,250 (US$ 19,234) inc. premium
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca
circa 1910
comprising eleven mounted silver prints, a type-written page describing each scene; and three further photographs of S.S. Sealda and Captain Hopkirk
each 15 x 20.5 cm.(14)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection;
    Acquired Sotheby's Travel Books and Maps, New York, October 15 1998, lot 126, where the property was designated as being from the collection of the son of Captain Hopkirk.

    Captain Hopkirk was the officer in charge of the S.S. Sealda which carried pilgrims to Jedda from ports in the Middle and Far East. He allowed pilgrims to sleep on deck free of charge and these photographs were given to him as a token of gratitude.

    The typed list included in the lot describes the images as follows: 1. Home in Mecca of Es Saggof family. Review of Maharists; 2. Ettenian Mosque on Medina Road. It is here that the pilgrims put on the Ihram (pilgrimage costume) and accomplish the Omra (visit of Holy Places); 3. Friday prayer at the Haram; 4. Arrival of the Egyptian Mahmal (Holy Carpet [ie. processional cortege]); 5. Mid-day prayer on Friday at the Haram; 6. View of Mecca taken from the East; 7. El Maala Cemetery and Tomb of Syeda Khadija, Prophet's wife; 8. The Ka'aba; 9. Arrival of the Mahmal Eschani (sacred Syrian carpet). In front; Emir Aly and Ousheb Pasha; 10. General view of Mecca, East side; 11. Mosque ElKhief at Muna; Pilgrims' Camp.
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A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
A collection of eleven photographs showing scenes in and around the Holy City of Mecca circa 1910(14)
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