Friday, 25 April 2014

Bahrain - Old Photographs (Part III)


A weaver (in the village of Bani Jamra, c.1965)
Wednesday market, c.1968
A mattress repairman, an outdated profession. Al Marq village, 1968
Kettle maker, for coffee and the sorts. Old Manama Souq, 1976.
The issuing of new shares at the National Bank of Bahrain in September 1973
Local coffee shop in Muharraq Souq in 1968


The old fish market in Muharraq in 1973
Manama harbour, early 20th century (From Ibrahim Bashmi's collection in Old Days)

The following are selected images from LIFE magazine's album on 'Power And Petroleum In The Gulf In 1945'
Dmitri Kessel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Oil industry laborers, Bahrain, 1945
Dmitri Kessel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Oil industry worker, Bahrain, 1945
Dmitri Kessel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
The caption that accompanied this image when it appeared in LIFE: “End of shift at the Bahrein [sic] refinery starts a stampede to the gates with empty dinner pails. Workers must line up to be searched at the gates which are just wide enough for one. Since Friday is the Moslem Sabbath, working week runs from Saturday through Thursday.
Dmitri Kessel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Worker at Bahrain oil refinery, 1945.
Sir Charles D. Belgrave sketching a view of wooden barastis in Manama. Photographed by Walter Sanders, 1952

Street in Muharraq, with mosque in background. Walter Sanders, 1952
Mobile DDT spraying machine in action. Taken by Walter Sanders, 1952
Street scene in Manama, with minaret standing in background. Taken by Walter Sanders, 1952
Street scene with vendors selling wares, Manama, 1952. Photo by Walter Sanders.
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