Bayt Shamiyya (Maison Chamieh), Damascus, Syria
Courtyard and pool of the Bayt Shamiyya (Maison Chamieh), Damascus, Syria, with women in traditional costume. Located on Zankat Bab Tuma in the Christian Quarter of the old city, this house was built by the merchant and Spanish translator Antun Afandi al-Shami in 1863 after a less grand structure on the site was destroyed by fire. By 1876 it had been sold to Jibran Afandi Shamiya, a Christian delegate to the City Council. Date: 1918
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Spanish emigrants on board a ship heading toward Argentina
Spanish emigrants on board a ship heading toward Argentina. Brabant engraving for 'The Enlightenment ', 1887. Colored.
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Pandean Minstrels at Vauxhall Gardens, circa 1800
Pandean Minstrels at Vauxhall Gardens, circa 1800.. The Pandean Minstrels in performance at Vauxhall pleasure gardens circa 1800. This popular band all played pan pipes and percussion instruments such as drum, triangle, tambourine and cymbals. Copperplate engraving by John Lee after a drawing by Edward Burney from Abraham Rees' Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1820.
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