These Color Photos Of Cairo In 1910 Will Blow Your Mind

This collection of hand-colored lantern slides brings to life a bygone era.

1. Attending a funeral in Cairo.

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2. Here’s a wedding procession in Helwan, a city just south of Cairo.

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3. Beggars and locals at a sidewalk cafe in the Place De L’Opera in Cairo.

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4. Passing through Bab Zuweila, a medieval gate in Cairo, dating back to the Ottoman empire.

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5. This is how you got around in Egypt in 1910.

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6. The Kalaoun Mosque in Cairo, built in the early 14th century.

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7. Laundry hanging in a Cairo street.

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8. The entrance of Cairo’s El Akmar mosque, built in 1125!

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9. Men walk down a street in Cairo.

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10. A bazaar/market in Cairo.

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11. A covered Cairo side street.

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12. Selling soft drinks in Helwan.

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13. Street vendors in Helwan.

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14. People attend an Arabic folk festival.

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15. Prostitutes at Cairo’s fish market.

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