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Photograph Album of Khartoum

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3700

This collection contains 60 photographs from Khartoum and the Nile River. Also contained are 29 photos from the Alps. The dates of the photographs range from 1902 to 1905 and are taken by an unknown photographer, shortly after the reestablishment of the British rule in the area which lasted until 1956. Views include the recently built Presidential Palace, the bridge across the Nile, a monument of Charles G. Gordon, a military parade for Prince Harry of Battenburgh, the Aswan Low Dam, the launching of ships upon the Nile, and various street scenes.

The pictures of the Alps are of mountain views and street scenes.

Dates

  • 1902-1905

Language

The language of the material is English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains 60 photographs from Khartoum and the Nile River. Also contained are 29 photos from the Alps. The dates of the photographs range from 1902 to 1905 and are taken by an unknown photographer.

Biographical/Historical Note

Khartoum is the second largest city and capital of Sudan, located on the convergence of the White Nile from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile from Ethiopia. The city was first established as an Egyptian army camp in 1821. It fell to the Mahdists during the Mahdist War, a colonial war, in 1885 and but was later rebuilt by Governor-General Lord Kitchener in 1898. When Sudan became an independent republic, Khartoum was named the capital in 1956.

Acquisition Note

This item was purchased by Special Collections in 2013.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480