MT: sepia toned heliogravure glazed within original wooden frame (23x29 / F:28x34x2)
TX: printed at lower left of picture in English <L&L [monogram] / Lehnert & Landrock / 2277>, printed on ornate label attached at rear upper center <POLEITORIE / RAME ŞI TABLOURI / EXPOSITIE PERMANENTÃ DE PICTURI / N.A. MARTIAN SSOR / C. N. FLORESCU / BUCUREŞTI – CLEA MOŞILOR 122 / VIS-À-VIS DE BISERICA SFINŢILOR / TOCHETA>
CM: This photograph presents a shepherd driving a flock of sheep on a dirt road in Egypt. A colored panoramic version of this print, inscribed "EGYPT - Shepherd Driving Homeward", is kept at the Travelers in the Middle East Archive - TIMEA, Houston, Texas. The photographs of Lehnert & Landrock sustain a vanishing romantic image of the Arab world. These authentic photo heliogravures measure approximately 23x30cm and are generally sepia-toned, but many have been coloured by a seemingly hand-tinted photo process. The photographs were taken by Lehnert & Landrock in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Spain (the Alhambra). It is believed the glass printing plates for these amazing images were destroyed during the American & British bombardment of Germany in World War II.