Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, PA 18914 USA
Bales and bags of material is stacked near three carts. The rugged mountains beyond look like formidable territory. On the verso is a strange structure with what look like vultures perched on top.
Prince of Wales Crescent runs alongside the docks in Aden, where British ships refuelled on their voyages between Britian and the east. Aden's location near the entrance to the Red Sea meant that for centuries it dominated east-west trade and was once the British colonial capital of Yemen.
On 19 January 1839, the British East India Company landed Royal Marines at Aden to occupy the territory and stop attacks by pirates against British shipping to India. The port lies about equidistant from the Suez Canal, Bombay (now Mumbai), and Zanzibar, which were all important British possessions. Aden had been an entrepôt and a way-station for seamen in the ancient world. There, supplies, particularly water, were replenished. So, in the mid-19th century, it became necessary to replenish coal and boiler water. Thus Aden acquired a coaling station at Steamer Point. Aden was to remain under British control until 1967.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.