Opening celebrations of the Suez Canal in Port Said at the northern entrance to the canal. Besides the canal’s architect Ferdinand de Lesseps, the guest list included Khedive Ismail Pasha and French Empress Eugenie and numerous kings, queens and dignitaries throughout Europe and the Ottoman Empire. 17 November, 1869
Norbert Schiller Collection, Phot. Sebah
Picture scanned from original 22cm X 26cm albumen print.