SAUDI ARABIA--SAUDI ARAMCO
Fifteen photographs of the construction of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline, c.1950
15 silver prints (90 x 142mm, or the reverse), each preserved in a sleeve
Construction of the Trans-Arabian oil pipeline (Tapline) began in 1947 and extended from Qaisumah in Saudi Arabia to Sidon in Lebanon. The Tapline helped the economic development of Lebanon, as well as American and Middle Eastern political relations.
The photographs document road construction, an Aramco aeroplane, brick making and building work at a pump station, water-well drilling, pipe welding, a cargo convoy, and views of Ras El Misha'ab.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.