Stereoscopic views of Egypt

Stereoscopic views of Egypt

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Stereoscopic views of Egypt
Dates: approximately 1908
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (3 slide boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3724.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

The stereoscope allowed two images to be viewed as one image in order to create a three-dimensional illusion. The firm Underwood and Underwood created travel series of stereoscopic views that allowed the viewer to take a visual tour of a foreign place. The stereoscopes were images of people, historic sites, cities, landscapes, industry, agriculture, etc. The Egypt Travel system included one hundred stereoscopic views, maps, a stereoscope, and a guide book.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes a set of 100 stereoscopic views of Egypt. There is also one additional view at the end of the collection (number "34) that does not appear to be part of the set. It is a stereoscopic view of three lepers outside the city of Jerusalem and was also produced by Underwood and Underwood.


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Preferred Citation note

Sterescopic views of Egypt, MS 3724. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift in 2012.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111. Pompey's Pillar, the sailor's landmark, and modern Alexandria
22. Cairo- home of the Arabian nights, greatest city of Africa
33. Citadel and Mohammed Ali Mosque beyond Bab-el-Wezir cemetery, Cairo
44. Cairo- looking southwest across city to pyramids
55. A "Ship of the Desert" passing tombs of by-gone Moslem rulers, Cairo
66. Tomb Mosque of Sultan Kait Bey, Cairo
77. The prayer-niche and pulpit in the tomb mosque of Kait Bey, Cairo
88. The Holy Carpet Parade with the Mahmal, Cairo
99. The harem-windows in the court of a wealthy Caiene's house
1010. Diorite statue of King Khafre, builder of the Second Pyramid of Gizeh, Cairo
1111. The famouse wooden statue called the Shekh-el-Beled, in the Museum, Cairo
1212. Mummy of Sethos I, who lived in the 14th Century, B.C., Cairo
1313. The jewelry of Queen Ahhotep, 17th Century B.C., Cairo Museum
1414. The stela of Amenophis III, Cairo Museum
1515. The great Nile bridge at Cairo
1616. The road to the pyramids from near Cairo
1717. The Great Pyramid of Gizah
1818. King Khufu's tomb, the Great Pyramid of Giza
1919. Looking up the northeast corner of the Great Pyramid
2020. From the summit of the Great Pyramid looking East
2121. The second pyramid
2222. Looking down the southwest corner of the Great Pyramid
2323. Entrance to the Great Pyramid
2424. Looking down the main passage to Khufu's sepulchre within the great pyramid
2525. Khufu's sarcophagus broken by robbers
2626. Ruins of the granite temple, the Sphinx, and great Pyramid
2727. The Sphinx
2828. Statue of Ramses II
2929. Attempt of pyramid
3030. Quarry chambers of Masara
3131. The obelisk of Heliopolis
3232. The brick store-chambers of Pithom, built by Hebrew bondsmen
3333. Dahabiyehs on the river ready for a Nile Voyage
2134. Watchoing a sand whirlwind
235. An Egyptian "shaduf" lifting Nile waters to the fields
336. An Egyptian Sakieh
437. Threshing in Egypt
538. The winnowing of the grain
639. Brick making as seen today
740. The tomb of a feudal lord at Benihasan built about 1900 B.C.
841. Cliff-tombs of the lords of Assiut
942. Assuit, the largest city of Upper Egypt
1043. The temple of Sethos I, Abydos
1144. Columns of Sethos I temple
1245. Sethos I and Ramses II worshipping ancestors
1346. Temple of Hathor at Denderah
1447. Across the plain of Thebes and past the Memnon statues
1548. The deserted Temple of Luxor
1649. The Moslem mosque in the court of Luxor Temple, Thebes
1750. Colonnade, Luxor Temple, Thebes
1851. Ramses II obelisk in front of Luxor Temple
1952. Grand avenue approaching the temple of Karnak, Thebes
2053. Tempole at Karnak, Thebes
2154. Excavating an avenue to the temple of Karnak
2255. Avenue of sacred images after excavation, Karnak, Thebes
2356. The great court of the Karnak Temple, Thebes
2457. Colonnade, Karnak, Thebes
2558.Looking across sacred lake to graet temple, Karnak, Thebes
2659. Middle aisle of the great hall and obelisk of Thutmosis I, Karnak, Thebes
2760. The tallest obelisk in Egypt, in the temple of Karnak, Thebes
2861. Plants and animals brought from Syria by the Pharoahs, Karnak, Thebes
2962. Great war reliefs sculptured in the wall at Karnak Temple, Thebes
3063. Records of the campaign of Shishak who captured Jerusalem, Karnak, Thebes
3164. Colossal "Memnon" statues at Thebes
3265. The Ramesseum-temple of Ramses II at Thebes
3166. From roof of Ramesseum over the Plain of Thebes
267. Plain of Thebes and the colossi of Memnon, seen from the Ramesseum
368. Looking south over the Theban plain and Temples of Medinet Habu
469. Painted tomb-chamber hewn in the rock of the cliffs at Thebes
570. Colonnaded terraces of templew at Der-el-Bahri, Thebes
671. Reliefs of Queen Makere's expedition to East Africa, Der-el-Bahri, Thebes
772. From the high cliffs at Der-el-Bahri across the plain to Luxor, Thebes
873. Down the Nile from the western cliffs of Thebes
974. Valley of the kings' tombs at Thebes
1075. Descending gallery in tomb of Sethos I, Thebes
1176. Looking north to temple of of Sethos I, Thebes
1277. The first pylon of the great temple at Medinut Habu, Thebes
1378. The hunting of the wild bull, carved on temple wall at Medinut Habu
1479. Scenes of battle and the chase carved on wall at Medinut Habu, Thebes
1580. Walled City of El Kab, seen from door of a tomb in the cliffs
1681. The pylon and court of the temple of Horus at Edfu
1782. Temple at Edfu
1883. The Holy of Hollies and shrine for the divine image, temple of Edfu, Egypt
1984. Assuan and thew island of Elephantine from the western cliffs
2085. Tomb of Harkhuf, a frontier baron in the days of the pyramid builders
2186. The Nilometer (measurer of inundations) at the first cataract
2287. Ninety-two foot obelisk still lying in the quarry of Assuan
2388. Inscription of a seven year's famine on an island in the Nile
2489. Philae, the "Pearl of Egypt"
2590. Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples
2691. The great Assuan dam seen from the Philae temple
2792. The Nubian temple of Kalabsheh
2893. Kasr Ibrim and a view down the Nile in Nubia
2994. The grotto temple of Abu Simbel, seen from the Nile
3095. The sixty-five foot portrait statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel
3196. Looking down on the river past front of Abu Simbel temple
3297. Interior of rock-hewn temple of Abu Simbel
3398. Second cataract of the Nile
3499. The toomb of the Mahdi at Omdurman, Sudan
35100. Governor's palace and armored steamer leaving Khartum, Sudan
3634. Lepers outside of Jerusalem