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Arab Collection

Background imageArab Collection: Arab Girl Dancing

Arab Girl Dancing
A Middle Eastern Belly Dancer dancing with a veil to musical accompaniment

Background imageArab Collection: Poster for French railways to Morocco

Poster for French railways to Morocco
Poster advertising French railways to Morocco, via Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Madrid, to Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech, and other exotic places

Background imageArab Collection: Ancient Arabic Alphabet

Ancient Arabic Alphabet
Different types of ancient Arabic alphabets Date: Circa 1760

Background imageArab Collection: Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), known as Lawrence of Arabia, in traditional Arab costume

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1

General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1
Scene during General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem during the First World War. Date: 11 December 1917

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth

T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the

Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the Madrasa. Fes. Morocco

Background imageArab Collection: Two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia

Two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia
A very beautiful postcard, depicting two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia. One has three of his birds (Peregrine Falcons?) sitting on his arm, shoulder and head! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)

Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)
Emir Faisal (1883-1933) at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia) during the First World War. He later became Faisal I of Iraq. He directed the Arab revolt against the Ottomans in 1916

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: Ancient Alphabets

Ancient Alphabets
Writing examples of the Arabic, Turkish and Persian alphabets. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageArab Collection: Abd El Kader, Algerian leader

Abd El Kader, Algerian leader
Abd El Kader (Abd al-Qadir, El Amir Abdelkader), Algerian Islamic scholar, Sufi, political and military leader who led a resistance to French occupation in the mid-nineteenth century

Background imageArab Collection: Tank Corps Recruitment

Tank Corps Recruitment
A recruitment poster for the British Tanks Corps Armoured Car Companies - Become a Motor Enginerr and see the World!

Background imageArab Collection: Mao Zedong greeting South Yemen leader

Mao Zedong greeting South Yemen leader
Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) (1893-1976) - Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the Peoples Republic of China

Background imageArab Collection: Lady Anne Blunt, traveller in Arabia and the Middle East

Lady Anne Blunt, traveller in Arabia and the Middle East
Lady Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth (1837-1917), English traveller in Arabia and the Middle East, buyer and breeder of Arab horses. circa 1860s

Background imageArab Collection: Syria. Krak des Chevaliers

Syria. Krak des Chevaliers. Castle built in the twelfth century by the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades to the Holy Land

Background imageArab Collection: ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961

ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961
Front cover of The Illustrated London News featuring the ruler of Kuwait, H. H. Sheikh Sir Abdullah As-Salim As-Sabah with telegrams of support from Kuwaiti citizens

Background imageArab Collection: Abd-ar-Rahman III (889- 961). Emir and Caliph of Al-Andalus

Abd-ar-Rahman III (889- 961). Emir and Caliph of Al-Andalus. Abd-ar-Rahman III and his court (1885) by Dionisio Baixeras Verdaguer (1862-1943) depicting the Caliphs reception of the monk John Gorze

Background imageArab Collection: Sheikh Saqr Bin Sultan of the Naim tribe of Oman

Sheikh Saqr Bin Sultan of the Naim tribe of Oman. Date: 1953

Background imageArab Collection: Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
An absolutely fabulous Arab Doorway in the port town of Sidi Bou Said Tunisia, with a pair of knockers for the main decorated wooden doors (for ease of knocking when on a camel or on horseback)

Background imageArab Collection: View of Mount Carmel, Israel

View of Mount Carmel, Israel. Date: early 20th century

Background imageArab Collection: Iran, Teheran -

Iran, Teheran - Nayrouz (The New Year Festival) - an event which was Coptic and originated in Egypt. Ignorant of the Egyptian language for the most part

Background imageArab Collection: Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) with Thomas Cook & Son

Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) with Thomas Cook & Son
Cover illustration for Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) under the management of Thomas Cook & Son Ltd, showing a group of three men brewing mint tea in a Middle Eastern street scene

Background imageArab Collection: Tunisia - Arab Bazaar

Tunisia - Arab Bazaar
Tunisia - an Arab dealer sitting in his shop, surrounded by his wares (pretty much everything you can imagine) including drapes, rugs, pots, a stuffed baby crocodile, swords, guns

Background imageArab Collection: Buridans Ass / Arab Myth

Buridans Ass / Arab Myth
Buridans Ass

Background imageArab Collection: Tourists and touts at the Shepherds Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

Tourists and touts at the Shepherds Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
An international gathering of tourists and touts outside the Shepherds Hotel in Cairo, Egypt

Background imageArab Collection: Stages of the pearl fishery industry in the Persian Gulf. Date: 1902

Stages of the pearl fishery industry in the Persian Gulf. Date: 1902

Background imageArab Collection: Arab dhow, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa

Arab dhow, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa
Arab dhow at the coast, Mombasa harbour, Kenya, East Africa. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageArab Collection: Sheik Ajil al-Yawer of Shammar

Sheik Ajil al-Yawer of Shammar, head of a large Bedouin Arab tribe in Iraq. Date: circa 1920

Background imageArab Collection: Pearl fishing in the Persian Gulf

Pearl fishing in the Persian Gulf
The Pearl Fishery in the Persian Gulf. Sidi-Arab diver with pince-nez. The Mosquito Fleet at anchor. The divers at work below. Apparatus used by the divers. Date: 1881

Background imageArab Collection: Zanzibar - Tanzania - Large Ivory Tusks

Zanzibar - Tanzania - Large Ivory Tusks Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArab Collection: Poster advertising the Tomb of Nefertiti, Luxor, Egypt Date: circa 1950s

Poster advertising the Tomb of Nefertiti, Luxor, Egypt Date: circa 1950s

Background imageArab Collection: Bedouins and camels in the desert, Egypt

Bedouins and camels in the desert, Egypt
A group of bedouins and their camels in the desert, Egypt. Date: early 20th century

Background imageArab Collection: Narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia, WW1

Narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia, WW1
A narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), during the First World War. Date: circa 1915-1918

Background imageArab Collection: Colonel Newcombe and Railway Raiding Party

Colonel Newcombe and Railway Raiding Party
Lieutenant Colonel Newcombe (1878-1956) - A friend of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) who served in the Second Boer War

Background imageArab Collection: Moroccan Man with a piercing gaze

Moroccan Man with a piercing gaze
Moroccan Man (Arab) wearing a white turban and sporting a particularly piercing gaze and very nicely trimmed goatee beard. Date: circa 1909

Background imageArab Collection: Biplane with crew and arabs in the desert, Iraq

Biplane with crew and arabs in the desert, Iraq
A biplane in the desert with crew and arabs, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageArab Collection: Poster advertising Casablanca

Poster advertising Casablanca
Poster for the PLM, advertising Casablanca, Morocco

Background imageArab Collection: Boys Club, fancy dress, February 1931

Boys Club, fancy dress, February 1931
Seven boys from a Boys Club in wonderful fancy dress costume. Characters include, a News of the World paperboy, an Arab, a housewife

Background imageArab Collection: Polo player

Polo player
An Arab polo pony, named Ali Baba, with rider Audrey Haines

Background imageArab Collection: Lord Roberts 1900

Lord Roberts 1900
FREDERICK SLEIGH 1st EARL ROBERTS British soldier riding his arab charger, Volonel, which he rode to Kandahar in 1879 during the Afghan conflict

Background imageArab Collection: Arab Astronomers / 1513

Arab Astronomers / 1513
Arab astronomers measuring angles between objects in space or on land

Background imageArab Collection: Astronomers

Astronomers
Two astronomers, one of whom is an Arab gentleman, examine a star in the sky through a telescope

Background imageArab Collection: John Farleigh Woodcuts for Shaw s

John Farleigh Woodcuts for Shaw s
John Farleighs Woodcuts for George Bernard Shaws " The Adventures of The Black Girl in her search for God." 1932



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