Middle East Centre Archive

Sir George Rendel Photo Gallery: Saudi Arabia, 1937

Rendel 9

The images in this gallery are from the Sir George Rendel Collection GB165-0238 and show his visit to Saudi Arabia in 1937 with photographs of Hofuf, Riyadh, Amir Saud and his sons, Badia Palace, Dareyah, Duwadmi, Qai'iya and the Shafa hills. There are 185 photographs in the Rendel Album. More photographs will be added to this online gallery in due course.

Sir George Rendel was a diplomat who was head of the Eastern Department in the Foreign Office during 1930-1938.

The captions are taken from a list that accompanied the album. Copyright in the Rendel photographs was kindly assigned to the Archive by Miss Rendel in 2000.

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Rendel 1 Rendel 1 Rendel 2 Rendel 2
Ujair. Crew of dhow. Ujair. Crew of dhow.
Rendel 3 Rendel 3 Rendel 4 Rendel 4
Ujair. G.E.R on dhow. No label.
Rendel 5 Rendel 5 Rendel 6 Rendel 6
Hofuf. Camels outside walls. Hofuf. View from roof. S.
Rendel 7 Rendel 7 Rendel 8 Rendel 8
Hofuf. View from roof. E. Hofuf. View from roof. N. Mosque.
Rendel 9 Rendel 9 Rendel 10 Rendel 10
Hofuf. View from roof. N.E. E. side of Kut Hofuf. View from roof. Neighbouring court.
Rendel 11 Rendel 11 Rendel 12 Rendel 12
Hofuf. Court of Guest Palace and three servants. Hofuf. G.E.R in abba, but unveiled.
Rendel 13 Rendel 13 Rendel 14 Rendel 14
Hofuf. Pierced plaster work in large room of Guest Palace. Hofuf. Market place and arcade looking south.
Rendel 15 Rendel 15 Rendel 16 Rendel 16
Hofuf. Market place looking N. with Kut walls. Hofuf. Market place and walls of Kut.
Rendel 17 Rendel 17 Rendel 18 Rendel 18
Hofuf. Market place women on camels - palms behind. Hofuf. Market place.
Rendel 19 Rendel 19 Rendel 20 Rendel 20
Hofuf. Market place. One tower of Kut walls. Hofuf. Market place.
Rendel 21 Rendel 21 Rendel 22 Rendel 22
Hofuf. Fruit market. Hofuf. Street.
Rendel 23 Rendel 23 Rendel 24 Rendel 24
No label. Hofuf. Door of Qusaibi House.
Rendel 25 Rendel 25 Rendel 26 Rendel 26
Hofuf. Children of Qusaibi's House. Hofuf. Children at Qusaibi's House.
Rendel 27 Rendel 27 Rendel 28 Rendel 28
Hofuf. S wall. Hofuf. A Qusaibi and son near spring.
Rendel 29 Rendel 29 Rendel 30 Rendel 30
Hofuf. E wall and towers. Hofuf. Spring No. 1.
Rendel 31 Rendel 31 Rendel 32 Rendel 32
Hofuf. Spring No. 1 and well. Hofuf. Spring No. 1 without well.
Rendel 33 Rendel 33 Rendel 34 Rendel 34
Hofuf. Qusaibi garden. Group by citrus. Hofuf. Qusaibi garden. Jungle.
Rendel 35 Rendel 35 Rendel 36 Rendel 36
Hofuf. Sulphur bathing pool, men. Hofuf. Sulphur bathing pool, women.
Rendel 37 Rendel 37 Rendel 38 Rendel 38
Hofuf. Umm Saba. Hofuf. Palm grove and lake.
Rendel 39 Rendel 39 Rendel 40 Rendel 40
Hofuf. Qusaibi garden. Bathing pool. Hofuf. Amir's stables and manager.
Rendel 41 Rendel 41 Rendel 42 Rendel 42
Hofuf. Amir's stables and Hafiz. Hofuf. Amir's stables and group.
Rendel 43 Rendel 43 Rendel 44 Rendel 44
Hofuf. Fort NW of town. Hofuf to Uraira. Chevrolet stuck.
Rendel 45 Rendel 45 Rendel 46 Rendel 46
Hofuf to Uraira. Chevrolet being pulled. Hofuf to Uraira. G.E.R and Hafiz eating.
Rendel 47 Rendel 47 Rendel 48 Rendel 48
Uraira. House and trees. Uraira. Filling skins.
Rendel 49 Rendel 49 Rendel 50 Rendel 50
Uraira. Group. Uraira. A bedu.
Rendel 51 Rendel 51 Rendel 52 Rendel 52
Uraira to Rumheya. Black beduin tents. Uraira to Rumheya.
Rendel 53 Rendel 53 Rendel 54 Rendel 54
Uraira to Rumheya. Tents and two men. Uraira to Rumheya. Distant camels in Dahara.
Rendel 55 Rendel 55 Rendel 56 Rendel 56
Uraira to Rumheya. Uraira to Rumheya.
Rendel 57 Rendel 57 Rendel 58 Rendel 58
Uraira to Rumheya. Uraira to Rumheya.
Rendel 59 Rendel 59 Rendel 60 Rendel 60
Rumheya. Rumheya.
Rendel 61 Rendel 61 Rendel 62 Rendel 62
Rumheya. 4 hawks and camels. Rumheya. 4 hawks.
Rendel 63 Rendel 63 Rendel 64 Rendel 64
Rumheya. Camels and men. Rumheya. Distant camels.
Rendel 65 Rendel 65 Rendel 66 Rendel 66
Rumheya. Rumheya.
Rendel 67 Rendel 67 Rendel 68 Rendel 68
Rumheya. Rumheya.
Rendel 69 Rendel 69 Rendel 70 Rendel 70
Rumheya. Rumheya.
Rendel 71 Rendel 71 Rendel 72 Rendel 72
Rumheya. Rumheya.
Rendel 73 Rendel 73 Rendel 74 Rendel 74
Rumheya. Rumheya.
Rendel 75 Rendel 75 Rendel 76 Rendel 76
Rumheya to Riyadh. Riyadh. Walls from cemetery.
Rendel 77 Rendel 77 Rendel 78 Rendel 78
Riyadh. Walls from cemetery in Sheikh Hafiz in foreground. Riyadh. Amina Nura's Palace.

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