Postcards From Tunisia


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Colourised Photochrom postcards of daily life in colonial Tunisia at the end of the 19th century entitled “Views of Architecture and People in Tunisia” from the catalog of the US Library of Congress.

Above: a street in Kairwan in 1899; Porte Française, Tunis; Bedouin woman; Arab men; Souc-el-Trouk, Tunis; crowds gather around a snake charmer; Private drawing room, Kasr-el-Said; Cathedral of St. Louis, Carthage and a family of Bedouin beggars, Tunis.

MORE: 1899 Photochroms of Tunisia (Mashable)

7 thoughts on “Postcards From Tunisia

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      I first went there in 1985, and have been back a couple of times since. Good fun and few problems, apart from getting enough to drink way back then. They just were’nt used to Irish people.

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