The Rare Books and Special Collections Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Underwood & Underwood Egypt Stereoviews digital collection. The collection includes 101 images of Egypt commissioned by the Underwood & Underwood publishing company in the 1890s.
The photographs, originally sold as a boxed sets, document 19th century
Egyptian culture and the history of travel in the Middle East. The wide
geographic scope of its subjects spanning along the Nile River, the Suez
Canal towns and the Egyptian deserts render a thorough introductory
visual representation of Egypt as opposed to the contemporaneous amateur
and subjectively compiled albums of its time.
The collection is available in the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library. The Underwood & Underwood Egypt Stereoviews digital collection is not possible without the efforts of Ola Seif, Stephen Urgola, and Carolyn Runyon. Technical support for the digital library is provided by University Academic Computing Technologies.
|Sphinx and pyramids at Giza.|
|Mosque of Muḩammad Alī exterior.|