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Celebrating Cartier visit with rare photo shoot

MANAMA, November 24, 2022

On the occasion of the visit of the granddaughter of the Cartier family, Francesca Cartier Brickell, to Bahrain, a memorial photo was taken of her yesterday in the same position in which her grandfather Jacques Cartier, sat during his visit to Bahrain in 1912. 
Next to her sat the grandchildren of those who appeared in the 1912 photo with Cartier. 
The photo was taken in coordination of the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (Danat). 
In the old photo dating back to 110 years, from right to left, are: Yousif bin Ahmed Kanoo, Salman bin Hussain Mattar, Jacques Cartier, Muqbel bin Abdulrahman Al Thakir, and Abdulrahman Al Ibrahim.  In the new photo, taking this week are their grandchildren: From right to left are: Fawzi bin Ahmed Kanoo, Ibrahim bin Khalifa Mattar, Francesca Cartier, Muqbel bin Salman Al-Thukair and Omar bin Yousif Al-Thukair (grandson of Al Ibrahim family). 


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