Series 3
Photographs, circa 1920
Boxes 1, 3-6

Scope and Content Note

Photographs from the American Scientific Mission. Box 4 includes 50 pages from a personal scrapbook assembled by Shelton (or his family). Page numbers are noted in parentheses. Item titles in quotation are taken directly from captions on the images themselves, otherwise they are descriptive titles derived while processing the collection.

Arrangement Note

Arranged according to an index provided by Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Box Folder Content
1 53 Photographic negatives—Shelton's scrapbook, n.d.
3 1 Various loose photos
4 1 "Nippur" (Page 1)
4 2 "On the way to Nippur" (Page 1)
4 3 "Afaq" (Page 1)
4 4 "The smaller mound at Nippur" (Page 1)
4 5 "Basra, part of Hotel" (Page 2)
4 6 "Basra [...]" (Page 2)
4 7 "Basra" (Page 2)
4 8 "Indian Bullocks military, Basra" (Page 2)
4 9 "Mohammerah sunset, Persian oil states" (Page 3)
4 10 "Looking across the river from Basra" (Page 3)
4 11 "Basra" (Page 3)
4 12 "British Officers Hospital Shatt el-Arab" (Page 3)
4 13 "Anglo Persian oil tanks, Mohamerrah" (Page 4)
4 14 "Military Church, Basra" (Page 4)
4 15 "[...] Ottoman bank" (Page 4)
4 16 "Basra [post office]" (Page 4)
4 17 "Desert about Pithom" (Page 5)
4 18 "Our Luggage Van at Ur Junction" (Page 5)
4 19 "The Palestinian desert" (Page 5)
4 20 "First mound seen in Mesopotamia below Ur" (Page 5)
4 21 Sign at Ur Junction (Page 5)
4 22 "One of the bricks of Ur with Bitumen marks (see Gen. 11)" (Page 5)
4 23 "[...] Breasted, Luckenbill, and Edgerton" (Page 5)
4 24 Small catamaran (Page 6)
4 25 Ships on river (Page 6)
4 26 Large gathering around gazebo (Page 6)
4 27 "Eridu: This great mound is fifteen miles Southwest of Ur and was once a great city on the Persian Gulf" (Page 7)
4 28 "Ruins at Ur" (Page 7)
4 29 "[...] Lagash (with Semitic [...]) (Page 8)
4 30 Desert mounds (Page 8)
4 31 Desert mounds (Page 8)
4 32 Ruins of wall (Page 8)
4 33 "Loom at Afaq" (Page 8)
4 34 "Mosque, Hospital, and [...]" (Page 8)
4 35 "The Euphrates at Niziriyah, first view of the river" (Page 8)
4 36 "Ashur" (Page 9)
4 37 "Mosul" (Page 9)
4 38 "Mosul" (Page 9)
4 39 "Mosul" (Page 9)
4 40 "On Shatt el-Hai" (Page 10)
4 41 "Lagash [photo missing]" (Page 10)
4 42 "Lagash" (Page 10)
4 43 "Shatt el-Hai" (Page 10)
4 44 Mounted horse head quarters (Page 10)
4 45 "Kalat Sikkar" (Page 11)
4 46 "Captain Crawford" (Page 11)
4 47 "Door of Captain Crawford" (Page 11)
4 48 "Captain Crawford's [stable]" (Page 11)
4 49 "Kalat Sikkar" (Page 11)
4 50 "Leaving Kalit Sikkar" (Page 11)
4 51 "Tello, View from E. end" (Page 12)
4 52 "Baghdad" (Page 12)
4 53 "Street in Baghdad" (Page 12)
4 54 Balconies, Shatra (Page 13)
4 55 "Officer's Club, Baghdad, taken on leaving day (Page 13)
4 56 "Baghdad"
4 57 "[...] Courtyard [...]" (Page 13)
4 58 Balconies, Shatra (Page 13)
4 59 "Baghdad" (Page 14)
4 60 "Archway Ctesiphon" (Page 14)
4 61 "Porter of Baghdad" (Page 14)
4 62 "Lion, Babylon" (Page 14)
4 63 "Gate of Ishtar" (Page 14)
4 64 "Babylon" (Page 15)
4 65 "Babylon" (Page 15)
4 66 "[...] Babylon" (Page 15)
4 67 "Ruins of Babylon" (Page 15)
4 68 "Building stone of Nebuchadnezzar's 2nd Palace" (Page 16)
4 69 "Babylon" (Page 16)
4 70 [Illegible] (Page 16)
4 71 "Babylon" (Page 16)
4 72 Looking across river (Page 16)
4 73 Monument (Page 16)
4 74 View toward church(?) (Page 16)
4 75 Group entering small cottage (Page 16)
4 76 "San Sebastian Gate on Appian Way" (Page 17)
4 77 "Across the square [...]" (Page 17)
4 78 San Sebastian Gate (Page 17)
4 79 "Thermos Baths of Caracalla, Rome" (Page 17)
4 80 "[...] Appian Way" (Page 17)
4 81 "Grand Canal of Venice" (Page 17)
4 82 "Austrian ships in canal" (Page 17)
4 83 View of St. Mark's Campanile, Venice (Page 17)
4 84 "Babylon" (Page 18)
4 85 "Babylon" (Page 18)
4 86 Walls of Babylon (Page 18)
4 87 "Babylon" (Page 18)
4 88 "Babylon" (Page 19)
4 89 "Excavation on the site of the Temple of Marduk" (Page 19)
4 90 "Babylon" (Page 19)
4 91 "Babylon' (Page 19)
4 92 "Babylon" (Page 19)
4 93 "Merchant of Mosul" (Page 20)
4 94 "Coppersmith of Mosul" (Page 20)
4 95 "Mosul" (Page 21)
4 96 "Mosul" (Page 21)
4 97 "Tomb of [...] Ali" (Page 21)
4 98 "Mosul" (Page 21)
4 99 "Mosul" (Page 21)
4 100 "Walls of Mosul" (Page 22)
4 101 "Bridge of Mosul" (Page 22)
4 102 Minaret, Mosul (Page 22)
4 103 "Mosul" (Page 22)
4 104 Road near Mosul-Nineveh (Page 22)
4 105 "Nineveh: Dr. J.H. Breasted makes a landing on the east side of the Tigris, on the road to Nineveh." (Page 22)
4 106 "Kellik [raft on inflated goatskins] loaded with millstones, Mosul" (Page 22)
4 107 "Mosul crossing to Nineveh" (Page 23)
4 108 "Looking toward the [...]" (Page 23)
4 109 "Looking toward the walls of Nineveh" (Page 23)
4 110 "Mosul Bridge" (Page 23)
4 111 "Mosul" (Page 24)
4 112 "Nineveh" (Page 24)
4 113 "Ali and some Negro children [...]" (Page 24)
4 114 "Edgerton in the street at Neby Yunus" (Page 24)
4 115 "Nineveh" (Page 25)
4 116 "Christian village between [Nineveh and Mosul]" (Page 25)
4 117 Empty niche in Christian monastery near Nineveh (Page 25)
4 118 "Monastery near Nineveh" (probably St. Elijah's Monastery south of Mosul) (Page 25)
4 119 "[...] stop at an abandoned [...] desert of Syria" (Page 25)
4 120 "Jerua R[...]" (Page 25)
4 121 "Chalk hill by the Euphrates" (Page 25)
4 122 "[...] Euphrates" (Page 25)
4 123 "Near the Christian village returning from Nimrod" (Page 26)
4 124 View of desert and small gathering of people (Page 26)
4 125 Photo of ground and shadows (Page 26)
4 126 Breasted with Iraqi Christians, possibly including two monks (Page 26)
4 127 Syrian man (Page 26)
4 128 "NORTHERN SYRIA: This village of Beehive huts is Southeast of Aleppo" (Page 26)
4 129 "A broken wagon on the [...]" (Page 26)
4 130 "A NATIVE OF NORTHERN SYRIA: Back of him is the home in which he lives." (Page 26)
4 131 People bathing in river (Page 27)
4 132 "Hit from S.W. [...]" (Page 27)
4 133 Stone mounds (shelters?) (Page 27)
4 134 "Well at Hit" (Page 27)
4 135 "Aleppo" (Page 27)
4 136 Edgerton along Dog River, beneath inscription marking the British capture of Damascus, Homs, and Aleppo (Page 27)
4 137 Dog River behind [...] vines and reeds [...] by Nebuchadnezzar" (Page 27)
4 138 Inscription commemorating Napoleon III's intervention in Ottoman Empire (Page 27)
4 139 Gate (jail?) with sign reading "Syria not to be divided" (Page 27)
4 140 "The High Altar at Baalbek, Luckenbill" (Page 28)
4 141 "In a niche of the gods, Luckenbill" (Page 28)
4 142 "In a niche at Baalbek, W.A. Shelton" (Page 28)
4 143 Ludlow Bull in a niche at Baalbek (Page 28)
4 144 "[...] Sidon" (Page 28)
4 145 "Syrian Coast South of Sidon on the promontory..." (Page 28)
4 146 "Syrian coast" (Page 28)
4 147 "Syrian Coast North of Beyrout" (Page 28)
4 148 "Doorway at Baalbek" (Page 29)
4 149 "Baalbek" (Page 29)
4 150 Baalbek (Page 29)
4 151 Baalbek (Page 29)
4 152 "Ruins of Baalbek" (Page 29)
4 153 Field with mound in the distance (Page 29)
4 154 "Karseir" (Page 29)
4 155 Railroad (Page 29)
4 156 Landscape with fields and stream (Page 29)
4 157 "Looking over Jerusalem from the top of the North wall" (Page 30)
4 158 "Wailing Wall" (Page 30)
4 159 Wall, Jerusalem (Page 30)
4 160 "Zion Gate" (Page 30)
4 161 Dome of the Rock from the northern entrance to the Mosque of el-Aksa (Page 30)
4 162 "Valley of Hinnom [...]"(Page 30)
4 163 "Spring [...]at the entrance to the Tomb of the Judges" (Page 30)
4 164 Kidron Valley (Page 30)
4 165 "Marriage procession at Jerusalem" (Page 31)
4 166 "Indian soldiers" (Page 31)
4 167 "East wall [...]"(Page 31)
4 168 Soldiers, Jerusalem (Page 31)
4 169 "Via Dolorosa, place where Pilate said, "Behold the man" (Page 31)
4 170 "Garden of Gethsemane" (Page 31)
4 171 "North Wall" (Page 31)
4 172 "[...]place where Jesus was arrested" (Page 31)
4 173 "[...] on north side of temple [...] 70 feet deep" (Page 32)
4 174 "Jaffa Gate" (Page 32)
4 175 Valley (Page 32)
4 176 "Kidron Valley and Mt. Olive" (Page 32)
4 177 "Indian [...]on streets of Jerusalem" (Page 32)
4 178 "From the German Hospital tower..." (Page 32)
4 179 View toward Mt. Olive (Page 32)
4 180 Walls (Page 34)
4 181 Desert landscape (Page 34)
4 182 Building (monastery?) on hill in desert (Page 34)
4 183 Desert landscape (Page 34)
4 184 Stone building with engraved pediment (Page 34)
4 185 "Hebron" (Page 34)
4 186 "[...] Hebron" (Page 34)
4 187 Crowded street, Hebron (?) (Page 34)
4 188 "Bombay" (Page 35)
4 189 "Bombay" (Page 35)
4 190 "Porters and [...], Bombay" (Page 35)
4 191 Man on wooden walkway, Bombay (Page 35)
4 192 "Hostel [?] Bombay" (Page 35)
4 193 Rajabai Clock Tower, Bombay (Page 35)
4 194 Shipyard, Bombay (Page 35)
4 195 Palms near Bombay (Page 35)
4 196 Step pyramid at Zoser (Page 36)
4 197 "Alexandria, Pompey's Pillar" (Page 36)
4 198 Alexandria harbor or canal (Page 36)
4 139 Statue at waterfront (Page 36)
4 140 Alexandria harbor (Page 36)
4 141 "[...] Sphinx and Pompey's Pillar" (Page 37)
4 142 "Zoological Gardens, Cairo" (Page 37)
4 143 "Zoological Gardens, Cairo" (Page 37)
4 144 Ruins, Alexandria (Page 37)
4 145 "Zoological Gardens, Cairo" (Page 38)
4 146 "Banyan Tree [...], Cairo" (Page 38)
4 147 View of road (Page 38)
4 148 "Looking from new [...] hotel [...] gate Le Caire" (Page 38)
4 149 "Looking over Cairo from the minaret of Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hasan" (Page 38)
4 150 "Citadel Cairo" (Page 38)
4 151 "Minaret of Sultan Hasan and city of Cairo" (Page 38)
4 152 View of Cairo (Page 38)
4 153 Sphinx (Page 39)
4 154 Sphinx (Page 39)
4 155 Ruins of wall (Page 39)
4 156 "Pyramid of Kufu (Cheops)" (Page 39)
4 157 "[...] Minaret of Alabaster [...] Cairo from Minaret of Sultan Hasan" (Page 39)
4 158 "Mosque of Hasan..." (Page 39)
4 159 "Mokattam hills, Cairo" (Page 39)
4 160 "Mosque of Sultan Hasan" (Page 39)
4 161 "Door at the Church of Holy Speulchre" (Page 33)
4 162 Men in street with camels (Page 33)
4 163 View of city from hilltop (Page 33)
4 164 View of church (Page 33)
4 165 View toward Bethel (Page 33)
4 166 "From the roof of the Mosque on Neby Samwill toward Kubeibeh (Emmaus)" (Page 33)
4 167 View of mound (Page 33)
4 168 View of hill (Page 33)
4 169 "Back of the Sphinx" (Page 40)
4 170 "Firth and Breasted on the margin of the [road near] Sakhara" (Page 40)
4 171 "Granite Temple of [Great] Sphinx" (Page 40)
4 172 Effaced photo (Page 40)
4 173 Aerial or hilltop view of fields (Page 40)
4 174 Obelisks in Karnak (Page 41)
4 175 Schist statue of Thutmose III, Cairo (Page 41)
4 176 Hut of a fellah (Page 41)
4 177 "Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis" (Page 42)
4 178 View from below cliffs (perhaps ancient quarry?) (Page 42)
4 179 View toward a causeway (Page 42)
4 180 "Citadel [...]" (Page 42)
4 181 People aboard ship (Page 43)
4 182 People aboard ship (Page 43)
4 183 People aboard ship (Page 43)
4 184 People aboard ship (Page 43)
4 185 Sailor and group of civilians (Page 43)
4 186 Soldiers (Page 43)
4 187 Soldiers (Page 43)
4 188 Group of men, including priest (Page 43)
4 189 "The judgment of the heart before god Osiris from papyrus of Queen Maat-ka-ra, 21st Dyn." (Page 44)
4 190 "Ramesseum, Luxor [...]" (Page 44)
4 191 "Ramesseum, Luxor" (Page 44)
4 192 "Superbe statues of Pepi I and his son..." (Page 44)
4 193 View of cliff with cuttings(?) (Page 44)
4 194 Unidentifiable (Page 44)
4 195 Archaeologist standing on ground with walking stick (Page 44)
4 196 View of cliff with cuttings (Page 44)
4 197 Temple of Luxor (Page 45)
4 198 "Temple of Luxor" (Page 45)
4 199 Temple of Luxor (Page 45)
4 200 "Hills of the Kings' tombs, Luxor" (Page 45)
4 201 "Karnak" (Page 46)
4 202 "Tomb furniture" (Page 46)
4 203 Colossi of Memnon (Page 46)
4 204 "Temple of Luxor" (Page 46)
4 205 "Sundown on the Red Sea" (Page 46)
4 206 Suez canal(?) (Page 46)
4 207 Suez canal(?) (Page 46)
4 208 Suez canal(?) (Page 46)
4 209 "Crossing through the Suez Canal" (Page 47)
4 210 "Island in the Red Sea" (Page 47)
4 211 Statue at harbor (Page 47)
4 212 Desert railroad (Page 47)
4 213 Inscribed panel (Page 48)
4 214 "Ashur-bani-pal, King of Assyria...hunting lions" (Page 48)
4 215 "Crossing fro Arabian Sea to Persian Gulf" (Page 49)
4 216 "Shatt el Arab" (Page 49)
4 217 "Shatt el Arab" (Page 49)
4 218 "On board [...] from Bombay to Basra" (Page 49)
4 219 "[Bishop] Frank W. Warne" on board [...]" (Page 49)
4 220 "The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid" (Page 49)
4 221 Image effaced
4 222 "The Second Pyramid of Khafre" (Page 49)
4 223 "Shatt el Arab" (Page 50)
4 224 "River tributary to Shatt el Arab" (Page 50)
4 225 "Tributary to Shatt el Arab" (Page 50)
4 226 "Shatt el Arab" (Page 50)
4 227 Archways
4 228 Railroad or causeway
4 229 Archway, Hebron
4 230 "Babylon, Looking down the Hillah Euphrates. The river once ran to the left and just behind Edgerton and Bull are the hills of the Nebuchadnezzar Bridge."
4 231 Colossi of Memnon
5 1 Scrapbook cover
6 1 Shelton on bench
6 2 Hills of the Kings' Tombs, Luxor, Egypt
6 3 Buildings
6 4 Long stretch of road
6 5 Cairo, Mosque of Sultan Hasan
6 6 Metropolitan excavation near Den al-Bahri
6 7 Colossi of Memnon
6 8 Great Colonnade of the Temple of Thebes
6 9 Pompeii's Pillar
6 10 Ramesseum
6 11 Tombs of the Mamelukes, Cairo, Egypt
6 12 New gate by the Jaffa gate, opened by the Kaiser, Jerusalem
6 13 Cairo, looking toward the pyramids from the Hasan minaret
6 14 Temple of Thebes, showing colonnade, part of pylon, and obelisk
6 15 The Abana as it runs through Damascus
6 16 Animals grazing
6 17 Cartouche carved into stone
6 18 Plaque commemorating site where Pilate apprehended Jesus, Jerusalem
6 19 Golgotha, or Gordon's Calvary
6 20 Looking down the wells of Nineveh from Kunyunyik to Neby Yunus
6 21 Tower of Babel/Burj Nimrud
6 22 Tower of Babel from a distance
6 23 Men on horses in Lagash
6 24 Statue of the god Nebo in alabaster
6 25 Babylon, Gate of Ishtar\
6 26 Bridge-head, Babylon
6 27 Body of water with peninsula
6 28 Gate of Ishtar, Babylon
6 29 Babylon, behind ruins of Nebuchadnezzar's palace
6 30 Gethsemane
6 31 Mosul, Kelluk loaded with millstones
6 32 Gateway to Persian Gulf
6 33 Ain Karin, where John the Baptist was born
6 34 Long hilly stretch of vast land
6 35 Front of a rock tomb outside Jerusalem, almost buried
6 36 Ain Karim, birthplace of John the Baptist
6 37 Mosque containing tombs of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekkah, Jacob, and Leah
6 38 Near Pithom, the city built byt eh Hebrews while in Egypt
6 39 Ur of the Chaldees
6 40 Serai ' Aveh, many archways and a single flag
6 41 North Wall of Mosul
6 42 Dog River, Inscription commemorating British victory
6 43 Ruins of wall where Samuel ministered
6 44 Hittite lion around the rivers of Babylon
6 45 View of part of Hebron from hill
6 46 Spring of Phillip on the road from Jerusalem to Hebron
6 47 Ashur, Dr. Clay reading a new inscription
6 48 Garden
6 49 Expedition caravan crossing a valley
6 50 Caravan
6 51 People underneath trees along a road
6 52 Near the Christian village
6 53 Nebi Yunus from palace mound, Nineveh
6 54 Bandits' guest tent
6 55 Nazareth, on the Galilean hills
6 56 Looking down the ancient wall from Nebi Yunus
6 57 View of buildings from a stone ledge
6 58 Upper Pool, Hebron
6 59 Russian Church on Mt. Olive from Gathsemane
6 60 Ur
6 61 Debris and rocks
6 62 Large stone wall or cliff
6 63 Hebron
6 64 Battlefield of Rameses II Kadesh
6 65 Airplane
6 66 Overhead view of flat area
6 67 Neby Samwill, near Jerusalem
6 68 Ur of the Chaldees, station on the Baghdad railway
6 69 Breasted, Luckenbill, Edgerton
6 70 Temple ruins
6 71 Mosque of Sultan Hasan and Alabaster Mosque, Cairo
6 72 Tower of Babel
6 73 People on river bank
6 74 Desert
6 75 Damascus
6 76 River with a city in the distance
6 77 Tower in the distance
6 78 Men walking down a street
6 79 Caves in a hillside
6 80 Street
6 81 Garden
6 82 Abbaye des Catacombes postcard addressed to Mr. A.L. Shelton, 1920 January 15
6 83 Roma postcard addressed to Fred Shelton, 1920 January 13
6 84 Pompei postcard addressed to Ruth Shelton, 1920 January 10
6 85 Roma postcard addressed to Mr. A.L. Shelton
6 86 Village Arabe postcard
6 87 Catacombes de St. Caliste postcard addressed to Ruth Shelton
6 88 Venezia-Palazzo Ducale postcard addressed to Ruth Shelton, 1920 January 18
6 89 Egyptian papyrus postcard
6 90 Roma-Carcera Tulliano postcard addressed to Dr. W.A. Shelton, 1920 April 2
6 91 Jerusalem, Pool of Bethesda postcard addressed to Mildred Shelton, 1920 June 21
6 92 The Holy Land, Fields of Ruth and Boaz, 1920 June 5
6 93 Damascus postcard addressed to Ruth Shelton, 1920 May 31
6 94 Egypte blank postcard addressed to Mrs. W.A. Shelton, 1920 July 26
6 95 Alexandrie-Phare de Ras-El-Tin postcard addressed to Ruth Shelton, 1920 July 16
6 96 Jerusalem, Pool of Bethesda postcard addressed to Ruth Shelton, 1920 June 22
6 97 Port Said postcard addressed to Mildred Shelton, 1920 July 22
6 98 British Museum postcard addressed to Fred Shelton, 1920 August 13
6 99 British Museum postcard addressed to Ruth Shelton, 1920 August 13
6 100 Paris-Eiffel Tower postcard addressed to Fred shelton, 1920 August 21
6 101 British Museum postcard addressed to Mildred Shelton, 1920 August 14
6 102 Reims-Statue C. Arnold postcard addressed to Hadley Shelton, 1920 August 22
6 103 Dieppe postcard addressed to Hadley Shelton, 1920 August 27
6 104 Cairo, view taken from Citadel blank postcard
6 105 Oxford, Christ Church Cathedral, 1920 August 28
6 106 Rameses II postcard
6 107 Mummy of Set postcard
6 108 Postcard
6 109 Mummy of Menephtah postcard
6 110 Cairo, old Mosque in the native quarters blank postcard
6 111 Jerusalem Garden Tomb Maintenance Fund postcard
6 112 Garden Tomb, Jerusalem, blank postcard
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