''It was attempted by the management of the Plaisance Street in Cairo to reproduce as far as possible Egyptian scenes and customs, and one performance in accordance with this idea was the appearance every afternoon of a procession which wound its way along through the motley assemblage in the queer thoroughfare. The view given is from a photograph taken of the parade as it was checked a moment for the purpose. The scene is an excellent portraiture of the street as it existed, and the faces of the Egyptians shown indicate the character of the group brought to this country to complete the showing. Thousands will recognize the monkeyish face of the little fellow toward the front at the right, the camel-riding drummers who made so much more noise than music, the Nubians and other members of the droll company who showed even more than American skill in pursuit of the mighty dollar. A pretty feature of the picture is the girl standing in unconscious grace in the immediate foreground. They were a merry and noisy lot, but had acquired the art of cajolement and petty money-getting to a degree which detracted somewhat from their picturesqueness.'' -- Reminiscences of the Fair. 1893. "