Historical Images of the Suez Canal

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The Suez Canal, Port Said, Egypt. The Suez Canal was inaugurated in November 1869, after 10 years of construction. Source: AUC Rare Books and Special Collections Library.

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The Suez Canal, Port Said, Egypt. The Canal connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Source: AUC Rare Books and Special Collections Library.

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The Suez Canal, Port Said, Egypt. Source: AUC Rare Books and Special Collections Library.

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The Suez Canal Company’s office in the harbor of Port Said. 1919. Source: TM-60056606, The Tropenmuseum.

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The Battleship HMS ‘Iron Duke’ in the harbor of Port Said, anchored in front of the Suez Canal Company office. May 15, 1921. Source: TM-60021740, The Tropenmuseum.

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Map of the Suez Canal, surrounded by medallions containing faces and portraits of Egyptian ‘people types.’ Dated 1900-1930. Source: TM-60055588, The Tropenmuseum.

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The mouth of the Suez Canal at Port Said. circa 1870. Source: TM-60002266, The Tropenmuseum.

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Activity on the quay of Port Said, at the mouth of the Suez Canal, by C. & G. Zangaki. Dated 1870-1900. Source: TM-60019805, The Tropenmuseum.

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The Grand Hotel of the Netherlands at the port/quay of Port Said. Dated 1870-1900. Source: TM-60044594, The Tropenmuseum.

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