Travellers to Cairo 1911-1912

Steven,
I agree completely. The man on the burro is heavier set but that would make sense as the photo of Wanamaker in Cairo is probaly 15 years after the portrait from when he was postmaster.
Thank you for encouraging me to look at old newspapers.
Your tip paid off.
Now I am left to wonder, is this the last photo taken in life of John Jacob Astor?
 
Steven,
I agree completely. The man on the burro is heavier set but that would make sense as the photo of Wanamaker in Cairo is probaly 15 years after the portrait from when he was postmaster.
Thank you for encouraging me to look at old newspapers.
Your tip paid off.
Now I am left to wonder, is this the last photo taken in life of John Jacob Astor?
I can't say for sure as I don't know. I kind of doubt it considering who he was. Although it's nothing like today where billions of photo's are uploaded everyday there was still a lot camera's out there in 1912 especially among the newspaper people. There was a photo once that people believed was of Astor from Father Browne but that has been disputed and not believed to be him. Just guessing here but if there is one I would think the best bet to find a possible one would be to scour the newspapers from Paris or around Cherbourg. Cheers.
P.S...one of the articles listed in his bio makes it seem like they might have been in Rome on their way back from Egypt. But I couldn't access it to be sure. Might to be another angle to search.
 
According to two different photo websites they had this pic labled as date taken April 6th 1912. That would only be a few days before Titanic sailed. But I don't know how to verify that. One of the sites was Getty Images. The Library of Congress didn't have it in their collection. Getty Images had one other pic from survivors on Carpathia and they did get that date right so who knows. So I can't say for sure. If interested you can check it out more as I need to pull off this search. I need to start hunting vintage parts for another project I'm working on. Cheers.
P.S...I tried a search from a different angle. According to one of the websites on Molly Brown it said her Egypt trip included the countries of France and Italy. So yeah would say they were in Rome too.
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According to two different photo websites they had this pic labled as date taken April 6th 1912. That would only be a few days before Titanic sailed. But I don't know how to verify that. One of the sites was Getty Images. The Library of Congress didn't have it in their collection. Getty Images had one other pic from survivors on Carpathia and they did get that date right so who knows. So I can't say for sure. If interested you can check it out more as I need to pull off this search. I need to start hunting vintage parts for another project I'm working on. Cheers.
P.S...I tried a search from a different angle. According to one of the websites on Molly Brown it said her Egypt trip included the countries of France and Italy. So yeah would say they were in Rome too.
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Great work inspector!!!!
 
Just a quick final comment on this thread. The more I looked into the Astors the more I have started to like the guy. It's obvious to me when he invited Molly Brown to go on his Egypt trip he wasn't stuck up on that whole new vrs old money thing like some of the snobs were in his circle. Plus he answered his countries call to duty when so many avoided it because of their wealth. Plus he was an inventor and somewhat of gearhead. He did like his cars. I'm sure he had some bad points but thats ok. I've never met anyone who doesn't. Anyway as for historical figures I'm giving him an all around good guy rating. Cheers.
 
Just a quick final comment on this thread. The more I looked into the Astors the more I have started to like the guy. It's obvious to me when he invited Molly Brown to go on his Egypt trip he wasn't stuck up on that whole new vrs old money thing like some of the snobs were in his circle. Plus he answered his countries call to duty when so many avoided it because of their wealth. Plus he was an inventor and somewhat of gearhead. He did like his cars. I'm sure he had some bad points but thats ok. I've never met anyone who doesn't. Anyway as for historical figures I'm giving him an all around good guy rating. Cheers.
Agree. He seems like a pretty well rounded guy and not just a rich snob.
 
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