'Süssigkeitskrämer'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

1781.b.6/55

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The record is made up of 1 collotype print. It was created in 1888. It was written in German. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Genre/Subject Matter:

This full-length portrait shows a bearded, described as a ‘sweet seller (Djiddah [Jeddah])’. The man stands face forward, looking towards the camera. He holds two corners of a rectangular tray which rests on a three-legged wooden table, made of bound branches.

Many sticks topped with bird-like and other shapes stand perpendicular from the tray. A pile of wider stalks can be seen on the left of the tray. One or both of these may be miswak stalks (Plural: masawik ), which are traditionally chewed to sweeten the breath prior to praying.

The man wears a white, button-up thawb rolled up at the elbows over white trousers and a white headdress. He has one prominent bandage on his left foot.

The man is photographed in a courtyard-like space with plants – some in wide wooden pots – foliage and a window, fronted by bars, visible in the background.

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XXIV

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Süssigkeitskrämer (Djiddah).’

A circular 'British Museum' blind stamp is located in the lower left corner.

Extent and format
1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

144 x 98 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XXIV’

Written in
German in Latin script
Type
Photograph

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity.
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Unrestricted

Archive reference
1781.b.6/55

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Date(s)
1888 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Süssigkeitskrämer'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/55, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023619120.0x000037> [accessed 28 February 2024]

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