Many a good tale is told over a nice cup of tea.

Sharing tea and scandal with our parents, a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or family friend is how many of us learn our own history. Add a picture to that history and it instantly becomes more meaningful

Tandscandal is about telling stories, in particular, the stories of photographs and artworks from a private archive.

Over the past one hundred or so years, some of these stories have been told and retold, however few of these images have ever been published.

They have lived on sideboards and bookcases, in albums, trunks and suitcases. They have been carted from country to country, survived war and weather, been passed down to children and grandchildren.

Pictures ought to have their stories told. Let the tea and scandal begin.

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Wega Miller George
Pat Little

Link to Bell, Waldmeier and Saalmüller  FAMILY TREES

Further reading:
Stefana Armbruster
Life and history of John Bell and his descendants

John Bell
Article: ‘Extract from a journal of travels in Abyssinia, in the years 1840-41-42’, pages 9-25
Miscellanea Ægyptiaca, Association littéraire d’Égypt
Can be read online at GoogleBooks:

Henry Blanc
A narrative of captivity in Abyssinia
Can be read online at Project Gutenberg:  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8815

General Francis Rawdon Chesney
Narrative of the Euphrates Expedition
Can be read online at Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/narrativeeuphra00chesgoog

Wega Miller George
In their generations
Worqenesh – A Story of Renewal

J. R. Hooker
The Foreign Office and the ‘Abyssinian Captives’

John Camden Hotten
Abyssinia and its people
Can be read online at GoogleBooks: http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Abyssinia_and_its_people.html?id=2WYcAAAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y

The Lebanon Hospital for the Insane
Annual reports
Can be accessed as pdfs online at:  http://almashriq.hiof.no/ddc/projects/saab/asfouriyeh/annual-reports/index.html

Philip Marsden
The barefoot Emperor – an Ethiopian tragedy

Roderick Murchison
Article: ‘Mr Murchison’s address – Africa – Abyssinia’, pages lxi-lxv
The journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London, Volume 15; Volume 1845, The Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Can be read online at GoogleBooks:  http://books.google.com.au/books?id=2bkBAAAAYAAJ

Wolbert Smidt
Various articles in
Encyclopaedia Aethiopica

H. J. Turtle
Quaker service in the Middle East with a history of Brummana High School 1876–1975 

Theophilus Waldmeier
The autobiography of Theophilus Waldmeier comprising ten years in Abyssinia and forty-six years in Syria
Can be read online at Internet archive: http://www.archive.org/details/theophiluswaldme00walduoft

Thanks to:
Harrow Local History Library
St Chrishona Pilgermisson archive
Thomas Little Memorial Library – Brummana High School

Other sites by Pat Little:

SIMPLE SAGA – https://simplesagafiction.wordpress.com

Queen Victoria Museum, Salisbury, Rhodesia

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