Looking up the Blue Nile, at Khartoum

Cheering the Arrival of Four of Gordon’s Steamers at Metammeh, during the First Attempt on the Town, Jan. 11th. “Facsimile of Sketch by Our Own Special Artist, Mr. Melton Prior.” Source: The Illustrated London News 86 (28 February 1885): 191. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

The War in the Soudan: The Island of Tuti, from Khartoum, Looking Over the Blue Nile

The War in the Soudan: Starting for Khartoum — Sir Charles Wilson with an Escort of the Sussex Regiment, Embarking at Gurat, to Go up the Nile.. “Sketched by Our Own Special Artist, Mr. Melton Prior.” ILN (1 March 1885): 246-47.

The War in the Soudan: View of the Head-Quarters Camp at Korti fromthe Opposite Side of the Nile

The War in the Soudan: Sir Charles Wilson’s Reconnaissance of Khartoum: Conflict with the Enemy opposite Omdurman. . “Sketch by Our Special Artist, Mr. Milton Prior.” Immediately above the two-page illustration appear the following key in very small print: “Ruins of houses, Mosque of Khartoum, Island of Tuti, lined by the eEnemy, Palace of Khartoum seen over the trees, Enemy firing, enemy with banners, on sand pit, and Enemy’s fort at Omdurman.” ILN (21 February 1885): 191.

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