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Fisherman and Boat at Port Said

Victorian-era quayside scenes filmed in northern Egypt

Travelogue 1897 1 mins Silent


Visually attractive Victorian-era quayside scenes at the Egyptian port. Following a fourteen-part Tour of Spain and Portugal that he shot for R.W. Paul in 1896, Henry Short went to Egypt for this 1897 follow-up series. He’s known to have made ten films there, of which few are known to survive. Port Said, at the northern end of the Suez Canal played a crucial role in British trade and, increasingly, tourism.