This article had its start in a dusty, little antiques store in Haifa. It was there, next to a folded and stained marriage certificate (Tel Aviv, 1931), and underneath photo albums of family and travels in the Land of Israel (1935) that a greenish paper wrapper peeked out, inside which were eight picture postcards of Cairo, in black and white. On the wrapper were printed the name and address of an emporium, in Arabic and English: Lehnert & Landrock, 44 Sherif Pasha Street, Cairo, Egypt. I bought them. When were the pictures taken? And who was the photographer? I set out in search of the answers.