Zangaki Brothers
Zangaki Brothers
Albumen Photograph - Entre Du Canal Port Said - Dhip Entering the Suez Canal, Egypt, c 1880
Zangaki Brothers1880
Undated c.1880. Original albumen print, unmounted, damaged at extremities with small loss corners. The Zangaki Brothers (active 1870s-1890s) were two Greek photographers who specialized in historic or ancient Egyptian scenes, producing prints for the tourist trade. They occasionally worked with the Port Said photographer, Hippolyte Arnoux. Little is known about the brothers, except their initials, C. and G., and that they worked out of Port Said and Cairo. Their photographs of late 19th century Egypt, are highly prized by historians and collectors for their insights into life at the time. Images included views of the pyramids (e.g. Cheops or the Sphinx) and the cities (e.g. Suez or Alexandria), as well of Egyptians going about their daily lives (e.g. a teacher and pupils, men by the Nile, or women at home) (Wikipedia).
Size: 277 x 214 mm