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Nina Baird Photo Gallery

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Nina Isabel Baird was the daughter of Sir Alexander Baird 1st Bt. (1849-1920). Sir Alexander was sent to Upper Egypt to help with famine relief in the provinces of Girgeh, Kenneh and Esneh. Nina Baird joined her father in Egypt in September 1915 where she organised the Red Cross Empire Nurses’ Club in Cairo.

The images in this photo gallery are mainly from Nina Baird's work amongst Bedouin women c1916-1919, who were refugees from the Senussi Campaign at Amira. These women were provided with wool to spin and make carpets. Nina Baird took over the organising of this industry amongst Bedouin women and she developed a shop and a school.

For further information about Nina Baird, please see the Nina Baird Collection Catalogue (PDF File)

For viewing purposes the images in this gallery are at a low resolution. Larger images are available by clicking on the low resolution image. Higher resolution images for publication are available from the Middle East Centre Archive. Prices for images and publication fees are advertised on our Photographic Resources webpage. To order copies please contact Debbie Usher

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Sir Alexander Baird and Nina. Tea for convalescents Nina Baird learning driving
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Nina and Col. ?Besant Nina Baird at Citadel
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Dwellings of some of the workers Spinners and Store keeper bring yarn to be weighed
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No original caption. Woman weaving No original caption. Woman weaving
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No original caption. Two carpets laid out No original caption. Workers tents and carpets
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This week’s catch No original caption. Carpet held up to show design
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Tapestry special design. ?Falnia Faragh. 330 x 150 Centimetres. Blue, white and brown – LE 6 – 500 mil
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The Sultan. White, blue and green. 113 x 105 centimetres. L.E. 3500. No 1066 in blue and green The Ogre. Blue and White. 4 metres x 2 metres. LE 10-000
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Khoary No 4. Blue Green, Grey and White. 250 x 75 centimetres. Price 250 P ?L Marrison Br [Brown], Bl [Blue] and Wh [White] 150 x 90 Cent. LE 1-500
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Lieut. Crossley. Brown Blue and White. Size 290 x 132 Cent. Price LE 6.000 Mr Wilson. Brown blue, white-brown green and white. Price LE 3.000. Price LE3.050
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No original caption. Workers’ children in front of a tent No original caption. Workers’ children in a class exercising

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