PORTRAIT OF A FALCONER AND HIS FALCON IN COLONIAL ALGERIA

This vintage real photo postcard features a falconer, in native garb, and his falcon. The art of falconry may date back to the time of Mesopotamia (2000 BC). Falconry involves hunting wild animals using a trained bird of prey. Commonly used birds of prey are Red-tailed and Harris hawks, as well as Peregrine falcons. This postcard was published by Jomone which was a large colonial era photographic studio. The photographer of this image worked for OFALAC (communication office and press agency of the General Government of Algeria). The office was established at the time of the centenary of Algeria in 1930. This postcard is part of a series entitled “Scenes Et Types (no, 54)”. The photograph was taken in “Alger” which is a former colonial French province that existed between 1848 and 1962.

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  1. This is amazing


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