Egypt - Road to The Pyramids; Raphael Tuck & Sons; c. 1914; BMHC_10798


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Egypt - Road to The Pyramids

About this object

A landscape format printed colour postcard of an illustration of the pyramids at Giza, Egypt. Title is printed in white in the bottom right corner.


Raphael Tuck & Sons

Maker Role

printer (photographic)

Date Made

c. 1914


20th Century

Place Made


Medium and Materials


Inscription and Marks

Front, printed at bottom right: 'EGYPT - Road to the Pyramids' and in the bottom right corner: 'H.A. Öllette'.
Reverse, printed in brown ink: 'TUCK'S POST CARD / The Pyramids of Egypt form one of five groups of / Pyramids within the precinct of the ancient capital city of / Memphis. They are among the most interesting and most / visited spots in the vicinity of Cairo and one of the oldest / monuments of human industry in the world. The Great / Pyramid, the largest of these monuments, has a per- / pendicular height of 451 feet, the length of each side from / the base to apex being 750 feet.' Printed vertically on the right is: ' The WIDE - WIDE - WORLD EGYPT. Series XIV / Raphael Tuck & Sons "OLLETTE" [Regd.] Postcard 7750 / ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING & QUEEN / Printed in England'.


89mm (h) x 140mm (w)

Subject and Association Keywords

pyramids (tombs or platforms)

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

World War 1 (WW1)

Subject and Association Keywords

AIF (Australian Imperial Forces)

Subject and Association Description

Other postcards from the same donor include several written by members of the AIF while serving in WW1, this is likely to be associated.

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