The People of Gibraltar
1924 - French Tourists - Silver Prints 

The following photographs appear to have been taken by one or more possibly amateur photographers aboard the French steamer Le Sphinx. I use the word “possibly” because some of these photographs compare very favourably with those taken by contemporary professionals of similar views of the Rock 


Aboard the Sphinx – the two men are probably members of the French tourist group on their way to Gibraltar


Gibraltar - One of the tourists perhaps, posing somewhere in the south, looking north


View looking north over the Governor’s Cottage complex


The Convent – the Governor’s residence (See LINK


Lighthouse at Europa Point


North Front - possibly taken from the race course   (See LINK)


Main Street  - (see LINK) The building on the left behind the trees is the Exchange and Commercial Library (See LINK


Mount Pleasant on South Barracks Road - It was at one time the married quarters of the Eastern Telegraph Co and later that of the Cable and Wireless – Confusingly, another building nearby which was for many years the residence of the senior naval officer in Gibraltar called "The Mount", had originally also been known as Mount Pleasant


Engineer Lane looking south towards Governor’s Parade (see LINK) and St Andrews Church


Catalan Bay  looking north  (See LINK)


View of the harbour from the Alameda Gardens (See LINK)


Local tourist gharry by the Elliot memorial steps in Grand Parade


The Assembly Rooms on the northern side of Grand Parade


Camp Bay – The building and the equipment to its left were the property of the Eastern Telegraph Company


Grand Casemates Gates leading from the Casemates into the market area


The harbour and Dry Dock No 3 – It was the smallest of the three found on the southern end of the harbour - it was called the King Edward VII Dock


Europa Pass looking south


A view of the town looking north and towards Rosia Bay (See LINK) and the South Mole (See LINK)


Southport Gates (See LINK) looking north with Trafalgar cemetery on the right



The Yacht “Wasp” sailing outside the harbour