Vintage Color Photography–#3.

Beggars, Alexandria, Egypt - Taken some time in 1900

Beggars, Alexandria, Egypt – Taken some time in 1900
Lantern slide; T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician. 49 Nassau Street, New York.
Brooklyn Museum (image on flickr)

Aborigine's house, Wilcannia, NSW, between 1935-1937 --  photographer Reverend Edward (Ted) Alexander Roberts

Aborigine’s house, Wilcannia, NSW, circa 1936 –  photographer Reverend Edward (“Ted”) Alexander Roberts
From the collection of the State Library  of New South Wales (image on flickr)

RU 424 Box 6 Sub Box 1 Lantern Slide Box 6.  Erwin Hinckley Barbour, J.L. Wortman, and James William Gidley on paleontological expeditions in various locations throughout the United States for the Division of Vertebrate Mammals, 1900-1935. From  lantern slides found in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology Records.

Hand colored lantern slide – Erwin Hinckley Barbour, J.L. Wortman, and James William Gidley on a “paleontological expedition for the Division of Vertebrate Mammals.” (From lantern slides found in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology Records.)  Smithsonian Institution (image on flickr)

The references for this image give a date range of  1900-1935. Gidley died in 1831 at the age of 55.  None of these men look that old.  Barbour was ten years older than Gidley.  In 1908, Wortman went to Brownsville, Texas, opened a drug store, and spent the rest of his life as a pharmacist.  My guess is that this image is from some time in the late 19th century.

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