Egyptian Women: Voting Themselves (Fully) Backward
"A Trip to the Orient—The Story of a Mediterranean Cruise,” by Robert Urie Jacob, published in 1907, was "…written at the request of fellow-travelers who did not have time to take notes by the way.” One companion told him, "Do not write a guide book nor a love story, but a simple narrative that will recall the incidents and delightful experiences of the tour.” Jacob took this suggestion to heart, and also included a "…large number of illustrations made from artistic photographs…illustrations of views or incidents,” including images of early 20th century Cairo.
Chap. 13—Cairo and the Pyramids captures these Cairene images of Muslim women, their ghost-like appearances in black head to toe garments, with veils covering their faces proximally to the uppermost aspect of the bridge of the nose, accompanied by neutral descriptive captions of their plight. (...)