Jean Sébah was a photographer active in Egypt, Turkey, and the Levant during the last quarter of the nineteenth and first quarter of the twentieth centuries. In 1888, he inherited a photography business begun by his father, Pascal Sébah, and partnered with Policarpe Joaillier to form the studio known as Sébah and Joaillier.
Transcripton of information written on back of photograph: "Cairo, mosque Mohammed 'Ali./ Exterior; facade showing graceful minarets, colonnade of round arches.../ Accession 21433/ 161/ C136/ 300/ 811." Information on front of photo: "1. Mosque Mohamed-Aly (Giladelle)/ J. P. Sebah"