A camel train rests in a Larnaca street. These were commonly used as pack animals in Cyprus in the days before construction of an adequate road network.
A street market in Famagusta photographed in the early 1950s, close to Agia Sophia church. On the left, elderly Turkish men while away the hours at a cafe and traders wait for custom.
Before the days of farm mechanisation, threshing near Larnaca. The farmer sits on a makeshift platform drawn by oxen. No doubt this method worked even if rather unhttp://www.tunnelbreeze.com/2017/02/vintage-aviation-in-colour.htmlcomfortable and slow.
Making deliveries early in the 20th century. A familiar name in Cyprus but these days better known for beer.
Women gather at the village well to draw water. Photograph by Thompson in 1878
This photograph also by Thompson shows a bullock cart in 1878. In the background, a large number of camels are resting. The buildings feature a bell tower and are perhaps a monastery.
John Thompson's photograph of Larnaca waterfront shows a scene which is unrecognizable 140 years later.
Eleftheria Square in Nicosia, probably in the late 1950s. This scene has changed little althouhh the vehicles will now be modern and the British style phone boxes have no doubt been replaced.
Loading oranges at Famagusta in the early 1950s. A large number of porters ensures that the ship only has to stay in port for a short time.
The Larnaca waterfront in the old Turkish Quarter of the city.