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Arab Collection

Background imageArab Collection: Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s

Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s
Arab women getting water from a fountain in Jerusalem, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Arab empire, mid-700s

Arab empire, mid-700s
Empire of the Arab Caliphs, middle of the 8th century. Printed color lithograph

Background imageArab Collection: GEUR2D-00047

GEUR2D-00047
Arabic inscription carved in a palace wall of the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city, Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageArab Collection: Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain

Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain
The Palacio del Portico within the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city in Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageArab Collection: Pyramids along the Nile

Pyramids along the Nile
Pyramids at Gizeh, with dhows on the Nile River in Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Arabs fighting tigers in the desert

Arabs fighting tigers in the desert
Tigers attacking an Arab caravan in the desert. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00054

GMDE2A-00054
Map of Arabia, 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageArab Collection: Scene from Song of Roland

Scene from Song of Roland
Roland blowing his warhorn in battle against the Saracens at Roncesvalle, 789 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Mideastern shepherd

Mideastern shepherd
Shepherd carrying a lamb in the Middle East. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Crowds at the Chicago worlds fair at night

Crowds at the Chicago worlds fair at night
Columbian Exposition visitors strolling along the midway at night, Chicago 1893. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: People of Lebanon

People of Lebanon
Maronite of Lebanon (left), armed Zeibek, and Christian Lebanese woman. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00032

GMDE2A-00032
Baghdad straddling the Tigris River. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Sir Richard Burton en route to Mecca, 1850s

Sir Richard Burton en route to Mecca, 1850s
British explorer Richard Burton disguised as a Muslim pilgrim in Arabia. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Mosque in North Africa, 1800s

Mosque in North Africa, 1800s
Sanctuary of a Muslim mosque in North Africa, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Arab on a camel

Arab on a camel
Arab traveling in the desert. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Tomb of Muhammad, Medina

Tomb of Muhammad, Medina
Tomb of the Prophet Muhammad, Medina, Arabia, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Palestinian garden, 1800s

Palestinian garden, 1800s
Gourds grown as a vine in an Arab garden, Palestine, 19th century. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Seaport of Sidon, Lebanon

Seaport of Sidon, Lebanon
Sidon, a chief seaport of ancient Phoenicia on the Mediterranean. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Traditionally dressed Arab men

Traditionally dressed Arab men
Arab men in traditional clothing. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00033

GMDE2A-00033
Bridge over the Tigris River at Baghdad, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Syrian women

Syrian women
Women of Syria, with a fellah (peasant) woman at right. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: Kurdish and Greek women

Kurdish and Greek women
Kurdish woman (left), and women from Preveza and Chios. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: Citizens of the Ottoman Empire, 1800s

Citizens of the Ottoman Empire, 1800s
Couple from the Ottoman Empire, man from Adrianople, and a veiled woman of Salonika. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: Nasrid Palace in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Nasrid Palace in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
One of the Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city in Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageArab Collection: Medieval Arabs teaching science

Medieval Arabs teaching science
Astronomy, alchemy and astrology taught by Arab scholars in medieval schools. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Bedouins

Bedouins
Bedouin father and his daughter. Hand-colored halftone ireproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00007

GMDE2A-00007
Bedouin messenger racing across the desert on a camel. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Donkey-riders on their way to see the pyramids, 1800s

Donkey-riders on their way to see the pyramids, 1800s
Tourists riding unruly donkeys to a picnic at the pyramids, Egypt, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Luncheon atop the Pyramid of Gizeh, 1800s

Luncheon atop the Pyramid of Gizeh, 1800s
British tourists having Christmas lunch on the Great Pyramid, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Archaeologists remove artifacts from a pyramid at Dashur, Egypt

Archaeologists remove artifacts from a pyramid at Dashur, Egypt
M. de Morgan lifts a golden crown from the mummy of Queen Khnemit at Dahshur, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Excavating the Sphinx, 1880s

Excavating the Sphinx, 1880s
Excavation of ancient Egyptian structures beneath the Sphinx in progress at Ghizeh, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: GAFR2A-00012

GAFR2A-00012
Tangier, Morocco, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Busy Cairo street in the late 1800s

Busy Cairo street in the late 1800s
Street activity in the new quarter of Cairo, circa 1890. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: GAFR2A-00021

GAFR2A-00021
Egyptians drawing Nile water with a shadoof, a counterbalanced device used since ancient times. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Tunisians and a Greek woman, 1800s

Tunisians and a Greek woman, 1800s
Tunisians from Monastir and a woman from Thessaly, Greece. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: Women and a man-servant of Egypt, 1800s

Women and a man-servant of Egypt, 1800s
Tambourine player, Muslim woman water-carrier, and an African servant, Egypt. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: Bedouin, Muslim woman, and a messenger in Egypt

Bedouin, Muslim woman, and a messenger in Egypt
Bedouin girl, Muslim woman selling fruit, and a messenger, Egypt. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: GAFR2A-00001

GAFR2A-00001
A royal procession of Sultan Abd al- Aziz IV in Morocco, 1800s. Printed color halftone reproduction of a 19th-century watercolor by A. Schneider

Background imageArab Collection: Barbary Pirates attacked in Algiers, 1541

Barbary Pirates attacked in Algiers, 1541
Emperor Charles Vs attempt to capture Algiers, home of the Barbary Pirates, 1541. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Syrian immigrants in New York City, 1890s

Syrian immigrants in New York City, 1890s
Syrian neighborhood on Washington Street, New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00014

GMDE2A-00014
Merchants and camel caravans outside the Damascus Gate, Jerusalem. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00015

GMDE2A-00015
Busy drug bazaar in Istanbul, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: GMED2A-00020

GMED2A-00020
Street crowded with merchants in Istanbul, Turkey, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Bethlehem in the 1800s

Bethlehem in the 1800s
Bethlehem from the north, with the Church of the Nativity and convents, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Lebanese prince and a Damascus man

Lebanese prince and a Damascus man
Prince of Lebanon (left) and a Muslim man from Damascus smoking a water pipe. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00041

GMDE2A-00041
Turkish women in the royal household. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00036

GMDE2A-00036
Druse farmer plowing with a team of oxen, Middle East. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00034

GMDE2A-00034
View of Mosul, Iraq, from the Tigris River, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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