Q55 December 2008   member 383

Ophtomological congress at the Semiramis Hotel?

1. Does anyone know the meaning of the red mark in the lower left corner
2. was the ophtomological congress by any chance held in the Semiramis Hotel?

looking forward to hearing from you (or through the website from others?) wishing you a merry Christmas and a good 2009,
Reply 1. December 2008    member 240

the red handstamp at lower left is ornate Arabic (and struck upside down, which doesn't help!), but it echoes precisely the Arabic of the postal handstamp - it is the logo for the Ophthalmic Congress. And yes, the conference was held at the Semiramis, as you can see from this contemporary account:

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