Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs


Prayers in the Sahara, c. 1880

A large format albumen print showing three Arab men at prayer in the Sahara desert. 

The photographer is identified by the initials ’N.D.’

Numbered ‘566’ in the negative and titled ‘Sahara Algérien — La Prière’ [English: ‘Algerian Sahara — The Prayer.’]

Condition: apart from a few small imperfections in the area of the sky, the albumen print is in excellent condition. It is mounted on a firm, solid, cream-coloured album page, which presents some corner wear, one small tear running off its upper edge and a pale watermark at its upper left-hand corner. Reverse of the mount is blank. 

Dimensions: the print measures 8.3” by 10.7” (21.1 cm by 27.2 cm); the mount measures 9.1” by 12.6” (23.1 cm by 31.9 cm).

price:  £150
code: cat011
Arab, Arabs, Muslim, Muslims, Islam, prayer, prayers, desert, deserts, Sahara, Algeria, Algerian, Algerians