Ca. 1942-3. Oblong folio album ca. 27x36,5 cm (10.5 x 14.25 in). 25 black card stock leaves. With 42 mounted original gelatin silver photographs each ca. 15,5x20,5 cm (6x8 in). Many photos with period manuscript white ink captions on the mounts, many additionally with decorative designs drawn in white. Period black with painted gilt and colour pictorial decorations lacquered album with a black cloth spine. Rebacked, some minor repair of card leaves and some signs of removed tissue guards but overall a very good album with strong interesting photos.
Interesting collection of large photos of the Aden Protectorate in Yemen including images of: The Aidrus Mosque and its Minaret (Crater); Persian Mosque (Crater); Crater Pass from Ma'alla; Shipyards from Khormaksar Road; Water-cart, Ma'alla; Fruit Market, Ma'alla; Native Craftsman; Native Weavers; Shipyards at Ma'alla; Well at Steamer Point; Stocks at Ma'alla; Native Barber at work; Market; A camel train from Crater Pass; Salt pans; Street scenes; Sultan's Palace, Lahej; Bird's Eye view of Aden; Mosque at Shaikh Othman; Group photo presumably including the compiler - 131 M.U. Winners of Wills Cup 1942-3; Windmill (at salt works); and several other photos including photos of the local inhabitants in native dress (including native armed warriors), street scenes (including the Shell Strand Garage and the Marina Hotel) and city views and some landscape views of the surrounding countryside. The nine views at the end are probably Simon's Town in South Africa. Overall an interesting album of large well taken photographs of Aden during WW2.
Price: $2,250.00 USD