Frith, Francis (1822-98; English) 
Photographs of Modern Egypt (1857)
Album of 27 albumen silver prints, 36.3 x 29.3 cm
Gift of Edward Thompson, c.1870
State Library of Victoria (H89.122/1-27)

[reproduction: Tombs of the Mamelukes, Cairo (H89.111/9)]

The contents of the present album are as follows (by folio number; titles noted in pencil below each photo; several are dated 1857):

1-2: Nile Birds; 3-4: Ruined Mosque near Philae; 5: Girga, Upper Egypt; 6: Tombs of the Caliphs, Cairo [2 photos]; 7: Sheikh’s Tombs at Ekhmism (Akhmim?), Upper Egypt; 8: The First Cataract of the Nile; 9: Tombs of the Mamelukes, Cairo [reproduced above]; 10: The modern village of Ekhmism (?), Upper Egypt; 11: Town and Cemetery of Ossiont (?); 12: Tombs of the Caliphs, Cairo; 13-14: Public Fountain and School, Cairo; 15: Palms and Mosque at Ekhmism (?); 16: Citadel of Cairo; 17: The Doum Palms of Upper Egypt and Nubia; 18: Raft of Water Jars on the Nile; 19: Tombs of the Caliphs, Cairo [repeats fol.6]; 20: Ruined Mosque near Philae [cf.fol.3-4]; 21: Mohammedan Cemetery of the Bab-on-Barr (?), Cairo; 22: Mosque of the Tooloon (?), Cairo (A.D.879); 23: Mosque of Amez at Boulac near Cairo; 24: The English Church of St Mark, Alexandria; 25: Tombs of the Caliphs, Cairo [cf.fols.6 & 19]; 26: View in Cairo; 27: Houses on the Esbequieh Square (?), Cairo

See also Frith Ancient Egypt {c.1870} SLV [PH].


Not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905

See SLV catalogue (not reproduced; author’s ID photo shown here); see also Galbally & others, First Collections (1992), cat.nos.58-63