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Water Carriers--Characteristic of Egypt From the Time of Moses to the Present
From: "Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome" by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: A.M. Gardner & Co., Limited.
Publication: London
A.M. Gardner & Co., Ltd.
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20.3 x 22.7 cm ( 8 x 9 in).
Several men are on a Cairo street. The man in the foreground carries a small bowl and a water container on his back.
The photograph is in a book with a typed description. The description: "(Leviticus, xvi.)--Change is a characteristic of modern civilization. But in the civilization of Egypt, customs and habits have continued to the present time very much as they were in the days of Moses. The scene we give above of the water carriers of Egypt is one common to the country in all ages of its history. The water carrier is called the sakka. He plies his trade in the streets of Cairo. He carries a goat-skin upon his shoulder, and goes from house to house, and makes the bare means of subsistence by supplying the people with water. During eight months of the year he brings the water all the way from the Nile, but during the remaining four months, while the river is rising, he obtains his supply from the canals which intersect Cairo. These sakkas sell water also to people on the streets. The thirsty passer-by receives his draught in a brazen chalice, and for this he often bestows a small copper coin on the dispenser." See 5341BAI/LVii67CAJS (Voyager # 361589).
The photograph was not catalogued by Lazard--it was catalogued at CAJS.
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Bertrand and Paola Lazard Holy Land Collection
Collection provided by the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania. CC BY 2.0
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