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"A Pilgrimage Souvenir" – A Trilingual Advertising Booklet for the Hejaz Railway – Constantinople, 1913 – Map and ...

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"A Pilgrimage Souvenir" – A Trilingual Advertising Booklet for the Hejaz Railway – Constantinople, 1913 – Map and Photographs
A Pilgrimage Souvenir, an advertising booklet for the Hejaz railway. Constantinople (Istanbul): Archar Garoyan Press, 1913. English, Russian and Arabic.
A booklet for the passengers of the Hejaz railway. The booklet contains information for the pilgrims to Al-Madinah, in English, Russian and Arabic – the price of a ticket to Al-Madinah on the train from Haifa and from Damascus, the dining and bedding options offered on the train, the stations, and more. The booklet also contains ten photographs: a photograph of the train station in Haifa (with the monument erected there), a photograph of the Haifa bay, a photograph of the Prophet's Mosque in Al-Madinah, five photographs of the railroad cars from the inside and outside, and more. At the beginning of the booklet is a map of the Middle East, in Arabic, showing the route of the Hejaz railway, including the extension of the railroad track that connected Daraa and Haifa (The Valley Train).
The construction of the Hejaz railway started in 1900, upon the order of Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, and it was officially opened in 1908. The railroad passed through Damascus in Syria and Al-Madinah in Hejaz; an extension of the railroad, which connected Haifa to the Syrian town Daraa, passed through the area of Palestine. The Sultan's plan to continue the building of the railroad until it reached the city of Mecca was never realized.
[1] map, [5] photographic plates, [10] pp, [5] photographic plates, 19.5 cm. Good condition. Stains on several leaves. The leaves were trimmed causing slight damage to text and the frames of the photographs. Stains and minor blemishes to cover.
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