From Morocco to Libya, See 1920s North Africa Through the Lens of Lehnert and Landrock
We stumbled upon a treasure trove of pictures that date back to 1924, that showcases the architecture, people, and landscape of North Africa. The beautiful collection of historic original pictures were taken in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco and most of them are the work of photographer Rudolf Lehnert, (1878-1948) and Ernst Landrock (1878-1966).
Their partnership in the early years of the 20th century resulted in the creation of an amazing collection of images that capture the romantic and mysterious world of a century ago. You can check out the entire collection by clicking here, and here are some of our favorites.
Children Studying the Quran in El Oued, Algeria
Cemetery Tomb in Tripoli, Libya
The Pilgrims’ Camp in the City of Moulay Idriss, Morocco
The Ancient Harbor of Carthage in Tunisia
A Gazelle at the edge of Nafta or Nefta Oasis, Tunisia
The Ruins of a Roman Bath in Algeria
A Group of Arab Women in a Cemetery in Algiers, Algeria
The Ruins of a Roman Temple at Sbeitla, Tunisia
Lehnert and Landrock opened a bookstore in downtown Cairo in the 1920s, switching their focus then to Egyptian history and heritage. Their photographs and postcards are collected all over the world until today. The Cairo bookstore is still open and well worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood.