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6. Kodak rolls (negatives and slides) used in the 40s.jpg
Professional box for carrying numbered tin cans and rolls during travel

1. Van-Leos Camera.jpg
Van-Leo's video camera used in his Europe travels, with family and friends in weekend trips

3. Wooden slide box for 6x6 slides.jpg
Professional handmade carrying cases for carrying slides to classrooms. Typicall of 40s and 50s.

Until the mid-19th century, copying drawings was done by skilled draftsmen until the invention of the cyanotype process by Sir John Herschel in 1842. The actual process is similar to developing a photograph: The original drawing was done on tracing…

Early models of typewriters were constructed differently from the later, commercial models that many are familiar with. In most early machines, the characters were impressed from above, and the typed text often became visible only after typing…

Colored facsimile of temple of Seti I at Abydos,

During the campaign in Egypt, Napoleon established a resaerch institue in Cairo. The work carried out by its members was eventually publiehd in the famous Description de l'Égypte, a momumental effort to collect information about all aspects of…

al-Muqtaṭaf; [The Digest] was an Arabic journal of popular science. The journal was published monthly from 1876 to 1952 in Beirut and Cairo, with a total of 121 volumes.


This twenty-volume Arabic dictionary was printed at the Bulaq Press, established during the reign of Mohamed Ali in 1820. The first publication by the press appeared in 1822.
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