Special: Cairo CDVs (Item 3 of 34)

Cairo Mendicant

CDV-format albumen print of a Cairo mendicant or blind man with a ragged sack over his shoulder, by Hippolyte Delié, Cairo, circa 1865. Card imprinted front "H. Delié & Cie. Phot." and on reverse "Photographie Universelle / H. Delié & Cie. / Caire (Egypte) / Succursale de la maison Pierson / Photographe de l'Emperor / Boulevart des Capucines, 3. / Paris."   (Ref# ic124.03)

Dressed in ragged garb, this man's eyes also have a strange look, as if they might be closed, so that this card may be an example of the "blind beggar".

View the full Introduction to Special Exhibit: Cartes-de-Visite from Cairo ca. 1865

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Special: Cairo CDVs   (Item 3 of 34)