Bir Taia. Carter House built 1910 in far right. Photographer unknown, c.1915. CS Private collection.
The photographers of the Postcards are unknown, but the Borchardt photos were taken by Ludwig Borchardt. Borchardt (October 5, 1863 – August 12, 1938) was a German Egyptologist who was born in Berlin and best known for finding a famous bust of Nefertiti at Amarna. These Qurna photos were first published in 1929 in the German edition of a book of photos by Borchardt and Herbert Ricke. The first English edition of Egypt – Architecture Landscape Life of the People was published by B. Westermann Co, Inc., New York in 1930