The Streets of Old Cairo at the Turn of the 20th Century (1900-1936)

These photos of “The City of a Thousand Minarets” from the turn of the century to the 1930s capture it at a time of rapid sprawl and population growth, as its residents chafe against a British occupation which lasted from 1882 to 1956….Under the rule of Isma’il Pasha from 1863 to 1879, newer sections of the city were built with modern, Paris-style boulevards and avenues, moving the heart of the city away from historic Old Cairo.

The Streets of Old Cairo (1900-1936)

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