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“Danse Arabe” – Article in Fanoos Magazine

“Danse Arabe” A Postcard from Egypt

In the latest issue of Fanoos Magazine, I shared some details about one of the postcards in my research collection.  This Postcard dates to 1900-1906 and was produced in Cairo by Lichetenstern and Harari. When it arrived at my home, I took a moment to contemplate and consider its origins.  This image appears in dozens of different postcards, but also as albumen prints and in travel, anthropological, and history publications.

Fanoos Magazine Article

For the September 2022 issue of Fanoos Magazine, I wrote an article about my research into the origins of this particular postcard and image.  In this piece, I share the answers I found when I asked this series of key research questions:

  • Who took this photo?
  • Where was this photo taken?
  • When was this photo taken?
  • How valuable is it as a tool for visually dating dance costumes of Egypt?

If you are curious and want to know more, click through and read this article to learn more.  It’s short but jam-packed with information about the photographer, this image, and details about the Cairo postcard industry c. 1900-1915.

Thanks for your continued support of my ongoing historical research!
Happy Dance & Costuming,
Dawn Devine ~ Davina
Sept 15, 2022

 

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