Howard Carter's Excavations, March 1924. WILLIAMS, ARTHUR L. AND FRANCINE. Two autograph log books, each with proforma cover titled "My Logbook of the SS Franconia American Express Cruise around the World,"

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Howard Carter's Excavations, March 1924.
WILLIAMS, ARTHUR L. AND FRANCINE.
Two autograph log books, each with proforma cover titled "My Logbook of the SS Franconia American Express Cruise around the World,"

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Howard Carter's Excavations, March 1924.
WILLIAMS, ARTHUR L. AND FRANCINE. Two autograph log books, each with proforma cover titled "My Logbook of the SS Franconia American Express Cruise around the World," approximately 123 pp total, November 15th, 1923, to March 18th, 1924, 180 x 105 mm, supplied by the SS Franconia and filled in by Arthur L. and Francine Williams. Original embossed cloth, edges rubbed;
WITH: 32 original photographs of Egyptian tombs, including 30 of Howard Carter's excavations at Tutankhamun's Tomb in the Valley of the Kings, gelatin silver prints, each 85 x 140 mm, the photos slightly browned and curled, and the Williams's passports, and 3 ephemeral forms from the Cunard Ship SS Franconia, all contained in a red velvet box.

An interesting set of world cruise diaries by an American banker and wife visiting the major port cities around the world. In Cairo they took a boat up the Nile to Aswan to see the major sites, including the Valley of the Kings, where they photographed Howard Carter's removal of artifacts from on of the Outer Shrines, under Egyptian guard. Mr Williams's diary for March 5th recalls, "called at 6 am..left at 8 am for the Tombs of Kings in carriages – mostly carrying two people ... Just before arriving at tomb officials passed in auto and we arrived in time to see them unlock tomb and enter. We could not enter but made all the pictures we wished from outside. Did enter tomb no 9 of Ramses VI-XX Dynasties." His photographs of this event include 8 images of a large decorated cheetah being carried out, the bust and upper body of the King's Mannequin, two small stools, a throne chair, a ritual bed, 4 images of one of the disassembled chariots, an intricate alabaster perfume vessel, and other unwrapped packages, objects and vegetable matter. It appears that no other journalist or photographer was present at the time of the removal of these particular Egyptian relics.
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Howard Carter's Excavations, March 1924. WILLIAMS, ARTHUR L. AND FRANCINE. Two autograph log books, each with proforma cover titled "My Logbook of the SS Franconia American Express Cruise around the World,"
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