ABOUKIR AND EGYPT - Photo album with 192 original photos and one watercolour. Aboukir, 1929-1933.
Oblong 4to. Original cord-bound crushed goat, lettered in gilt (Egypt 1928-1933) underneath gilt-stamped Horus symbol; the photos (68 x 108 mm), neatly slotted into album corners, captioned underneath in white ink; very well preserved.
This album was compiled by a private stationed at Aboukir camp with B Squadron, and opens with a watercolour with Arabs and camels in front of pyramids, signed S. Voukoloff. After a short documentation of the journey to Egypt there is one photo showing Ismail Sedky Pasha (1875-1950), the Egyptian politician who served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 1930 to 1933 arriving at Aboukir in his Klemm monoplane. The caption guesses from Germany? Other photos are of B Squadron Aboukir camp and fortress, ancient remains in the vicinity, such as Canopus; fishermen, bedouins, Aboukir village, Ramleh aerodrome near Jerusalem, Alexandria, one aerial photo of Ismailia aerodrome, Lesseps house at Ismailia, date harvest and packing, scenes in Cairo with many visits to the zoo, agriculture and irrigation, military aircraft, including one interior of a Vickers.