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Bahrain - Old Photographs (Part II)

Continuing from where I left off...

Liwa dance (a Bahraini music thought to originate from Africa) 
Shaikh Abdullah street in central Manama, circa 1950.
A dhow (traditional ship), used mainly for pearling
The Manama-Muharraq swing bridge, circa 1950s
A nurse weights two new-borns, in Awali hospital. Date unknown
Adhari spring, date unknown. Likely early 1950s.
The first official medical clinic in 1925.
Gulf Hotel, in the early 1970s. It's no longer beach-front property due to land reclamation.
Jashan (now known as Jashanmal)'s department store in Manama. Date unknown.
Delivery of the first cars in Bahrain (or so it is claimed), in 1919.
The old Blacksmiths market of Manama... and some youth flexing for the camera!
The old Political Agency of Britain, circa 1920.
Yateem Petrol Station in Manama, date unknown
The office of the British Overseas Airways Corporation, in Ras Ruman.
The iconic windtower (known locally as badgeer) of the Al Awadhiya houses in Manama
Bab al Bahrain street, Manama.
BAPCO (Bahrain Petroleum Company)'s buses, used to transport workers from Manama/Muharraq to Awali. Circa 1950s
(The vast majority of these photographs were taken prior to the 1960s, by which time their copyright expired and is now in the public domain, as stated in Legislative Decree No. 10 of June 7, 1993 in respect of Copyright Law)

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