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In Spite of the Prophet: A Moslem Ruler as Photographer
1905, 30 September
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Copyright: Illustrated London News Ltd. All rights reserved, Gale Document Number: HN3100194585
"In Spite of the Prophet: A Moslem Ruler as a Photographer" Drawn by R. Caton Woodville from Photographs Illustrated London News (London, England), Saturday, September 30, 1905; pg. 466; Issue 3467.
The Sultan of Morocco photographing the Ladies of his Harem.
In spite of the Koran's prohibitions, Morocco's Commander of the Faithful has taken to photography with an enthusiasm which, given to statecraft, might have saved his kingdom from the hands of Giaour. Of all the amusements that have appealed to Mulai Abd-ed-Aziz IV, photography must be granted first place. By the side of his camera, motor-cars, bicycles, and mechanical toys hide their diminished heads in Fez or Marrakesh. Many photographs taken by the Sultan have been published, and he does not hesitate to develop and print his own work. Some two years ago, at the instance of a commercial attaché, he ordered from France ten thousand francs' worth of printing paper. So if the Conference should fail and Morocco be subject to a boycott, the Sultan can remain occupied.