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In the Sahara (LOC)

Bain News Service,, publisher.

In the Sahara

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows man praying next to camel, in the Sahara Desert.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

General information about the Bain Collection is available at

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2437-2

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  1. rmcarrier1 says

    Awesome photo. It gives a true sense of a time and place.

  2. rss_escobar says

    I wonder who the photographer was and where he and the man praying were going? What is their story? I’m sure it is fascinating! I also wonder how this photo made it into a New York newspaper. It is really an incredible photo, I could stare at it for hours and absorb the calmness.

  3. Opusbey says

    nice pic
    This character carries(wears) a suit typically Algerien the white "burnousse " of people of the South of algeria ; Arabic tribes of the steppe and algerien Sahara ( North Africa ) .
    excuse my english 🙂

  4. Fickя says

    Great photo!

    "Fossil evidence indicates that the ancestors of modern camels evolved in North America during the Palaeogene period, and later spread to Asia. Humans first domesticated camels before 2000 BC."

  5. intasko says

    amazing shot ! rare ….

  6. intasko says

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called ♥ Dzair our love ♥, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  7. pleary says

    This photo would make an excellent addition to the Encyclopedia of Life. Please consider adding it to the EOL Images group.

    EOL needs images for all 1.8 million known species, so you are also invited to share any of your other good photos, too.

  8. Lú_ says

    This photograph is part of the "across the Commons" feature Algeria, with words by Camus. badge

  9. Healed By Art says

    Beautiful, lovely.

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