>This photograph is fascinating to me. Not only does is show a couple in the early 1900s on camel back in a foreign land- it also brings up images of far off adventure, travel, and past times. I could weave an entire story around the people in this photograph.
This photo comes from a very strange album I have in my collection. Whoever was in charge of the keeping for the family portraits haphazardly pasted photographs in no apparent order and without description- often times plastering greeting cards, postcards, and newer photographs on top of older photographs. The photographs all date from the 1900s- 1910s- but are accompanied by WWII paper ephemera and other later printed materials. From what I can gather of the mystery of the photo album’s origins the family seemed to have been either ranchers or after oil in Texas in the early 1900s. This is the only image of foreign travel (or perhaps, as Tickey Boo Tupney says, it could have been a traveling troupe in America). Perhaps they were relatives that traveled and sent a photograph to family members at home. Perhaps they didn’t have a camera and purchased one as a souvenir of their travel abroad. Whatever the reason, I thought you might enjoy this intriguing photograph of years gone by and one lady’s interpretation of what to wear on camel back.