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Algerian Collection

Discover the mesmerizing allure of Algeria, a land rich in culture and captivating traditions

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Moorish Belly Dancer - Algeria

Moorish Belly Dancer - Algeria
Arabian Belly Dancer - Algeria

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Young North Africans dancing on the Paris Quais

Young North Africans dancing on the Paris Quais
Young North Africans (from Algeria) dance on the Paris Quais. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert, North west Africa - two camels stride across the sand, accompanied by their Bedouin owner. Date: circa 1915

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Algiers, Algeria - Harbour View

Algiers, Algeria - Harbour View
The harbour viewed from the lighthouse, Algiers, Algeria - close to the Admiralty. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Algeria - Woman smoking a nargile pipe

Algeria - Woman smoking a nargile pipe
Algeria - woman smoking a nargile (Hookah Pipe)

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Algeria - Oran - Rue d Arzew

Algeria - Oran - Rue d Arzew. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Four-wheel drive Landrover, off-roading in the desert, Algeria, Africa

Four-wheel drive Landrover, off-roading in the desert, Algeria, Africa

Background imageAlgerian 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 imageAlgerian Collection: Khadidja, Exotic Dancer with Veil - Algeria

Khadidja, Exotic Dancer with Veil - Algeria
Khadidja, Exotic Dancer with Veil (barely!) - Algeria. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Woman of the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe

Woman of the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe
Woman from the tribe of Ouled Nail in Southern Algeria in their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Algiers, Algeria - Waterfront Boulevards

Algiers, Algeria - Waterfront Boulevards
Algiers, Algeria - Les Boulevards et les Coteaux (the slopes/ramps) de Mustapha Superieur. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Algerian Coffee Store - Soho, London

Algerian Coffee Store - Soho, London. Date: 1973

Background imageAlgerian Collection: View of Tebessa Street, Souk Ahras, NE Algeria

View of Tebessa Street, Souk Ahras, NE Algeria, including a Turkish bath. Date: circa 1920

Background imageAlgerian Collection: CAVE ART. Prehistoric rock painting, probably depicting a horned goddess

CAVE ART. Prehistoric rock painting, probably depicting a horned goddess. From Aounrhet, Tassili, Algeria

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Sidi Fredj, Algiers Province, Algeria

Sidi Fredj, Algiers Province, Algeria

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Roman Theater, Ruins of ancient city Cuicul, Djemila, Setif Province, Algeria

Roman Theater, Ruins of ancient city Cuicul, Djemila, Setif Province, Algeria

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria

Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria
Absolutely Fantastic Wooden Olive Screw Press - Kabyle People, Algeria. The traditional Kabylian economy of the area is based on arboriculture (orchards and olive trees)

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Kabyle Village of Taourirt - Northern Algeria

Kabyle Village of Taourirt - Northern Algeria in the Bouira Province - The Kabyle people are Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimated population today of 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Young Algerian Mother breastfeeding her infant

Young Algerian Mother breastfeeding her infant. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Geographic map of Algeria and details of the provinces of Algiers, Oran and Constantine

Geographic map of Algeria and details of the provinces of Algiers, Oran and Constantine
XEE4405752 Geographic map of Algeria and details of the provinces of Algiers, Oran and Constantine, realized by Amboise Tardieu, 19th century

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Muslims at prayer, Algeria, 1920. Artist: Biskra Frechon

Muslims at prayer, Algeria, 1920. Artist: Biskra Frechon
Muslims at prayer, Algeria, 1920. A print from Customs of the World, Hutchinson and Company, 1920

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Oran, Algeria - Marshal Foch Square and Santa Cruz Hills

Oran, Algeria - Marshal Foch Square and Santa Cruz Hills. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Main Street, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

Main Street, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria. Date: circa 1925

Background imageAlgerian Collection: ALGERIA: ROMAN SARCOPHAGUS. Sarcophagus at the Roman Temple of Minerva in Tebessa

ALGERIA: ROMAN SARCOPHAGUS. Sarcophagus at the Roman Temple of Minerva in Tebessa, Algeria, built in the 3rd century A.D. Photograph, late 19th century

Background imageAlgerian Collection: ALGERIA: TEMPLE OF MINERVA. The Roman Temple of Minerva at Tebessa, Algeria, built

ALGERIA: TEMPLE OF MINERVA. The Roman Temple of Minerva at Tebessa, Algeria, built in the 3rd century A.D. Photograph, late 19th century

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Oran - Place D Armes and the Town Hall

Oran - Place D Armes and the Town Hall
The Place D Armes and the Town Hall at Oran, Algeria

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Rue des Ouleds-Naדּand Moorish cafes, Biskra

Rue des Ouleds-Naדּand Moorish cafes, Biskra
The busy street of Ouleds-Naדּ, Biskra, lined with several Moorish cafes. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Gulf of Stora near Philippeville (Skikda), Algeria

Gulf of Stora near Philippeville (Skikda), Algeria
Gulf of Stora on the Mediterranean, near Philippeville (Skikda), Algeria. Date: circa 1905

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Street and bay, Philippeville (Skikda), Algeria

Street and bay, Philippeville (Skikda), Algeria
Street with a view of the bay, Philippeville (Skikda), Algeria. Date: circa 1932

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Algerian Belly Dancer

Algerian Belly Dancer
Traditional Algerian Belly Dancer. Date: circa 1907

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, North Africa

Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, North Africa
Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, showing their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageAlgerian Collection: ALGERIA: STREET SCENE, c1899. Street of the Red Sea in Algiers. Photochrome postcard, c1899

ALGERIA: STREET SCENE, c1899. Street of the Red Sea in Algiers. Photochrome postcard, c1899

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Tlemcen - Tomb of the Princess - Algeria

Tlemcen - Tomb of the Princess - Algeria
Tomb of the Princess at Tlemcen ( The Pearl of the Maghreb ) in northwestern Algeria - capital of Tlemcen Province. The name Tlemcen comes from the Berber for Dry Spring

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Algerian Dancer

Algerian Dancer
An Algerian Belly Dancer - holding aloft her scarf, in an alluring pose

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Pilgrims returning to Algeria from Mecca

Pilgrims returning to Algeria from Mecca, having undertaking the Hajj, the pilgrimage every able-bodied Muslim is required to undertake at least once in their lifetime

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Events / Africa / Libya

Events / Africa / Libya
The U.S. wages war on Algerian pirates : Stephen Decaturs life is saved when Reuben James interposes his head between a pirate sword and his commander

Background imageAlgerian Collection: The Mercy Fathers ransoming the captives in Algeria, c. 1830-40 (litho) (b / w photo)

The Mercy Fathers ransoming the captives in Algeria, c. 1830-40 (litho) (b / w photo)
CHT287709 The Mercy Fathers ransoming the captives in Algeria, c.1830-40 (litho) (b/w photo) by French School, (19th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Panoramic view of Oran, NW Algeria

Panoramic view of Oran, NW Algeria
Panoramic view of Oran harbour and city, NW Algeria. Date: circa 1920

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Steamship harbour at Algiers - the wine export section

Steamship harbour at Algiers - the wine export section
The steamship harbour at Algiers - the wine export section. Thousands of barrels of wine awaiting transportation to Europe

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Hoggar Mountains, Algeria, North Africa, Africa

Hoggar Mountains, Algeria, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Young Berber woman posing naked. Photography around 1890

Young Berber woman posing naked. Photography around 1890
GIA4792243 Young Berber woman posing naked. Photography around 1890 by Unknown photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Young Berber woman posing naked)

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas)

Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas)
7305476 Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas) by Beauce, Jean Adolphe (1818-75); Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Narbonne

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Eaux-Fortes Modernes. Plate 197. Arabes d'Oran (Arabs of Oran), 1833. Shows an outdoor setting with two men, one reclining and facing the viewer

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Child With A Bird (Mademoiselle Fleury In Algerian Costume), 1882. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Child With A Bird (Mademoiselle Fleury In Algerian Costume), 1882. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Child With A Bird (Mademoiselle Fleury In Algerian Costume), 1882. The sitter, Mademoiselle Fleury, was probably French, but she is shown wearing what the artist described as an "Algerian

Background imageAlgerian Collection: British sailors boarding an Algerine pirate ship (coloured engraving)

British sailors boarding an Algerine pirate ship (coloured engraving)
7337534 British sailors boarding an Algerine pirate ship (coloured engraving) by Fairburn, J. (19th Century); 40.7x52.2 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: J)

Background imageAlgerian Collection: Colonialism: mapping of the Algiers region (chromolithograph)

Colonialism: mapping of the Algiers region (chromolithograph)
FGL5471170 Colonialism: mapping of the Algiers region (chromolithograph); (add.info.: French vignette from the collection, Edition de la Chocolaterie d'Aiguebelle ", chromolithography)

Background imageAlgerian Collection: The Queen Charlotte moored off the Mole during the bombing of Algiers (Algeria), on 27 August 1816

The Queen Charlotte moored off the Mole during the bombing of Algiers (Algeria), on 27 August 1816
MMM5482456 The Queen Charlotte moored off the Mole during the bombing of Algiers (Algeria), on 27 August 1816. Colored etching, May 15, 1817, by Lt William Innes Pocock (1783-1836)



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Discover the mesmerizing allure of Algeria, a land rich in culture and captivating traditions. From the enchanting movements of a Moorish Belly Dancer to the vibrant rhythms of young North Africans dancing on the Paris Quais, Algerian artistry knows no bounds. Venture into the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert, where golden dunes stretch as far as the eye can see. Feel your adrenaline surge as you embark on an off-roading adventure in a four-wheel drive Landrover, conquering rugged terrains that only Algeria's majestic landscapes can offer. Stroll through Oran's Rue d Arzew and immerse yourself in its bustling atmosphere, where history intertwines with modernity. Gaze upon Algiers' breathtaking harbour view and witness its timeless beauty unfold before your eyes. Indulge in cultural rituals as you encounter an Algerian woman gracefully smoking a nargile pipe, embracing centuries-old traditions passed down through generations. Learn about Abd El Kader, an influential Algerian leader whose legacy continues to inspire. Unveil the mystery behind Khadidja, an exotic dancer adorned with veils that tell stories untold. Marvel at the resilience and grace of women from the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe who proudly preserve their heritage amidst changing times. Experience firsthand the Dance of Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria; let their rhythmic movements transport you to another era. Witness an Algerian dancer captivate audiences with every step taken – a testament to passion and dedication. Algeria beckons with its diverse tapestry woven by history, tradition, and unyielding spirit. Come explore this extraordinary nation that embraces both ancient customs and contemporary expressions.