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'Kaufleute (Mekka und Djiddah)'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎17r-b] (1/1)

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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This full length seated portrait of two men shows two traders, from Mecca and Jeddah. Both face forward, looking towards the camera.

The man on the left wears a medium-tone outer robe over a striped robe with a white turban. The man on the right wears a white outer robe over a buttoned inner jacket and a white turban.

The two men are seated in what appears to be a courtyard space, with plants visible behind them.

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing it to take on a soft-shaded quality in places. In particular, the part of the face of the man on the right that is shaded has been reinscribed.


Printed above image, in ink:


Printed beneath image, in ink:

'Kaufleute (Mekka und Djiddah)'.

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

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1 collotype print
Physical characteristics


128 x 90 mm


1 collotype print


The print is in good condition.



Written in
German in Latin script
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'Kaufleute (Mekka und Djiddah)'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎17r-b] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/25, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 July 2024]

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