Vintage Alexandria

Vintage Alexandria

Using vintage photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth, many of them from private family albums, this book brings to life the world of that vanished Alexandria, a vibrant, stylish, and ...

Author: Michael Haag

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774161920

Category: History

Page: 139

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Using vintage photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth, many of them from private family albums, this book brings to life the world of that vanished Alexandria, a vibrant, stylish, and cosmopolitan city, the largest port in the Mediterranean, that was the prosperous gateway between Egypt and the world. Seen here in the setting of their homes and gardens, and on the city's streets and beaches, the faces of those forgotten Alexandrians come to life: the Greeks, Italians, Jews, and all those others from around the Mediterranean whose energy and expertise helped modernize and develop Egypt, and who planted their family roots in the city. This was the luxuriant and evocative city celebrated by Constantine Cavafy, E.M. Forster, and Lawrence Durrell, and they too are included in these pages along with photographs of scenes and people that were familiar to them. Vintage Alexandria traces the development and growth of the city, follows its story through the dramatic events of two world wars, and above all provides a background to the city's place in twentieth-century cultural history, through the eyes of Alexandria's cosmopolitan citizens themselves. Those citizens and others who passed through the city and appear in these pages included Antony Benaki (the Greek cotton trader whose collection formed the basis of the famous Benaki Museum in Athens), Robert Koch (who isolated the cholera virus and developed a vaccine in an Alexandria laboratory), the Greek children's writer Penelope Delta, Claude Vincendon (the third wife of Lawrence Durrell), King Victor Emanuel III of Italy, Eve Cohen (the second wife of Lawrence Durrell, and the model for "Justine"), Safinaz Zulfikar (later married to King Farouk as Queen Farida), Rudolph Hess (Hitler's deputy, who attended school in Alexandria), Jean de Menasce (the "best translator" of T.S. Eliot), Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), the Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine, the Egyptian and international film star Omar Sharif, King Hussein of Jordan, Rhona Haszard (the post-impressionist painter), Ahmed Hassanein Pasha (the Egyptian explorer and diplomat), and Noel Coward (the English writer and wit, who sang at the Fleet Club in Alexandria and was mobbed by sailors).
Categories: History

Old House Journal

Old House Journal

LETTERS. Two "flounder houses" in Old Town Alexandria, not quite back-to-
back. (Photo: Hal Feldhaus) intentioned, but instead of blending in with the old-
house neighborhoods where they are most often built, they end up "remuddling"
the ...

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Page: 80

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.
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The Vintage

The Vintage

There's nothing but a Congressman in the front room upstairs , and an old couple
from Alexandria in the parlor ; the rest are just women and children . Uncle Phil
would be brave , I know , but he's so feeble and so easily deceived . ” Impulsively
 ...

Author: Joseph William Sharts

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435017706169

Category: Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid, Va., 1864

Page: 299

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Categories: Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid, Va., 1864

Journal

Journal

Two bottles Muscatelle brandy, two years old. ... Special wines, Catawba. vintage
of 1873, Miss H. M. Brooks, Sacramento. ... years old. Samples of brandy.
Varieties of grapes: Muscat of Alexandria, Flaming Tokay, Black Hamburg, Blue ...

Author: California. Legislature

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007525236

Category: California

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Categories: California

Report

Report

Two bottles Muscatelle brandy , two years old . Two bottles grape brandy , three
Two bottles grape brandy , four Samples of brandy . Varieties of grapes : Muscat
of Alexandria , Flaming Tokay , Black Hamburg , Blue Malvoisie , White Malaga ...

Author: California state agricultural society

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ISBN: PSU:000053068910

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture

Proceedings

Proceedings

TITLE : REHAB OF VINTAGE WAREHOUSE INTO A CUSTOM COMMERCIAL
FACILITY AUTHORS : KISHOR S ... ENGINEERS & PLANNERS ALEXANDRIA ,
VIRGINIA 22314 This is a historic building over 100 years old , located in the City
 ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037141397

Category: Bridges

Page: 241

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Categories: Bridges

The Washingtonian

The Washingtonian

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007818847

Category: Washington (D.C.)

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Categories: Washington (D.C.)

Choice

Choice

Gamal al - Ghitani alaran Files A Modern Arabic Novel Translated by Farouk
Abdel Wahab The intrigues of an old Cairo ... 95 October VINTAGE
ALEXANDRIA Photographs of the City , 1860 - 1960 Michael Haag An intriguing
collection of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079680511

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

American Motorist

American Motorist

VINTAGE WINES Chez Andrée Jour 811 South Washington Street Old Town ,
Alexandria 548-6070 KRISOS steak " & seafod RESTAURANT FRANÇAIS " First
Rate French Restaurant " -Donald Dresden Terrace and Fireside Dining Private ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015022475316

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The Other Pages

The Other Pages

4739 See ad on page 151 French Country Antiques 1314 King Street Old Town ,
Alexandria , VA 703 . 548 . 8563 703 . 920 . 2156 evenings Antiques Amaryllis
Vintage Co . Inc Furniture , Rugs , Decorative Arts 4922 Wisconsin Avenue , NW
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078409094

Category: Gays

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Categories: Gays

The American Oxonian

The American Oxonian

Writing between sips Rockefeller Institute , Dick BURGESS of vintage port from
the lounge of the supplies the fragment that ... Had a restful two across South
Fairfax Street in old Alexandria weeks this summer camping on the edge of ( from
the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015076638314

Category: University of Oxford

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List of Rhodes scholars, 1904-1915: v.2 p. [145]-161. Vol. for 1934- include Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars and other Oxonians (called 1934-36, Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars).
Categories: University of Oxford

Romantic Days and Nights in Washington D C

Romantic Days and Nights in Washington  D  C

ITINERARY 17 Three days and two nights € OLD TOWN INTERLUDE
ALEXANDRIA eorge Washington slept here . ... You ' ll both be taken by the
beauty and vitality of this town , with its cobblestones and vintage street lamps ,
which predates ...

Author: Cynthia Hacinli

Publisher:

ISBN: 0762702044

Category: Couples

Page: 226

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Whether readers use the itineraries to plan wonderful weekends or simply to find the perfect intimate after-dinner spot, each title in the series includes all the necessary information to make planning a breeze and to encourage I'amour. These true insider's guides reveal alluring nightlife, romantic hotels, intimate dining venues, secluded country retreats, and much more. Longtime residents and first-time visitors alike can follow the detailed itineraries for a much-needed getaway or use the at-a-glance boxes for quick ideas.
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Broadcasting

Broadcasting

... time he is restoring his second , FCC proceedings on programming ers &
Crantrall for five years . of 1790 vintage . ... cialized in old age and survivor's in
three years , and the Alexandria Old When Attorney General Rogers ' re surance .

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ISBN: UOM:39015036638685

Category: Broadcasting

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Categories: Broadcasting

The Rise of the Urban South

The Rise of the Urban South

There are many local histories of more recent vintage . ... History of Richmond (
Richmond , 1933 ) ; Marshall Butt , Portsmouth under Four Flags , 1752 - 1881 (
Portsmouth , 1961 ) ; Nettie Voges , Old Alexandria : Where America ' s Past Is ...

Author: Lawrence Harold Larsen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4382217

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Categories: Social Science

Photographer s Market

Photographer s Market

Exhibits : Interested in alternative process , avant garde , fine art , historical /
vintage . Making Contact & Terms : Artwork is accepted ... The gallery is located
in the historic district of Old Town Alexandria VA . Overall price range $ 100 - 3 ,
500 .

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ISBN: UCAL:B5003113

Category: Photographs

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Categories: Photographs

Standard Catalog of American Cars 1976 1986

Standard Catalog of American Cars  1976 1986

IN 46928 Elkhart Vintage Auto Club P.O. Box 489 Elkhart IN 46415 Falcons Over
Indiana Rt. 4, Box 116 Alexandria, IN 46001 Hoosier Convertible Club 3434 E.
136th St. Carmel. IN 46032 Indiana Leadsleds 5408 Winding Way Muncie, ...

Author: James M. Flammang

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0873411331

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 484

View: 901

Includes directory of automobile museums.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles