Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bedouin Shepherds



Today we feature another photochrom print. The picture shows two Bedouin Shepherds. The picture was taken in the late 1800's. The picture was taken in Syria

6 comments:

  1. Some information for those that think these look like paintings.

    Photochrom is basically a colorized black and white photo. So that is why the back ground look washed out. Like the greens are all the same shade of green and blues are the same, and so on.

    But they are still a good. and interesting looking photo

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  2. Their clothing is really fascinating. The one shepherd has a handy spot for his "rod" or is it "staff." On the first day, the shepherd had a yellow silk "scarf" on under his hat. Silk, of all things. Maybe someone knows more about their clothing and can inform us?

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  3. The photochrom effect is really nice. To me they look like clay figures photographed. I agree with Rebecca. The clothing is hard to stop looking at, especially with the photochrome effect. Look at their boots with the upturned toes.

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  4. These Bedouin men look very fierce. I would not want to meet them in the desert.

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  5. I love the independant spirit of the bedouin people. It is interesting to see that someone thought them photoworthy even back then

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  6. Those are definitely some pointy-toe boots.

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