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Photo, Print, Drawing El-Kuntilla. Police station. A frontier post on Sinai boundary

[ digital file from original ]

About this Item

Title

  • El-Kuntilla. Police station. A frontier post on Sinai boundary

Names

  • American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, photographer

Created / Published

  • [ca. 1934]

Headings

  • -  Egypt--Sinai

Headings

  • Dry plate negatives.

Genre

  • Dry plate negatives

Notes

  • -  Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]
  • -  Date from Matson LOT cards.
  • -  Photograph taken in the vicinity of the Egyptian desert frontier outpost of Taba(?), looking east and showing the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba in the foreground and the southwestern slopes of Gebel Deneb El 'Eir in the background(?). (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
  • -  Tarabien (16th century CE) and Lihywat (17th century CE) tribes inhabit the vicinity of Wadi Taba. A standoff between the British, who effectively controlled Egypt from 1882 CE onward, and the Ottoman Empire since the first crisis in 1892 CE, ended with Taba border crisis in 1906 CE and created the eastern border of the Sinai. Taba was (and still) the east most Egyptian desert frontier outpost in Sinai (where the frontier outposts extended in Hijaz on the east coast of the Gulf of Aqaba before 1892 CE) to the south of the international boundary line between Sinai Peninsula (Egypt under the British Mandate) and the Negev Desert (Palestine under the Ottoman Empire), in addition to the frontier outpost in Nuweiba' to the south on the west coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. The first asphalt road along the Gulf of Aqaba was constructed by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in 1971 CE during the Sinai occupation between 1967 and 1982 CE, to connect Eilat at the head of the gulf with Sharm El Sheikh on its southern tip on the Strait of Tiran through Dahab, Nuweiba' and Taba. The control of Egypt over Taba was re-consolidated post the 'Treaty of Peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel' on March 26, 1979 CE and as a result of the 'Taba Arbitration' by the International Court of Justice on September 29, 1988 CE and the 'Egypt-Israel Taba Agreement' on February 27, 1989 CE. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
  • -  General information about the G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.matpc
  • -  Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Medium

  • 1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LC-M31- 5017 [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Matson photograph collection

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019691524

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-matpc-00252 (digital file from original)

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • image

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American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. El-Kuntilla. Police station. A frontier post on Sinai boundary. Egypt Sinai, ca. 1934. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019691524/.

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American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. (ca. 1934) El-Kuntilla. Police station. A frontier post on Sinai boundary. Egypt Sinai, ca. 1934. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019691524/.

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American Colony . Photo Department, photographer. El-Kuntilla. Police station. A frontier post on Sinai boundary. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019691524/>.