Monday, June 5, 2017


It didn't take long to figure out that chadoufs is French for shadoofs, which is a phonetic spelling from the Arabic.  A shadoof is the mechanism pictured, not the people.  Basically it's a wooden stand, a rope, and a bucket that's used to move water from one place to another for irrigation.  This card was never sent and was published by "The Cairo Postcard Trust-Cairo."

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