For Sale is a Full Page drawing by Wal Paget taken from "The Sphere," March 2nd, 1901, showing "The Sunny "Winter" in Egypt."
Since England occupied Egypt the land of the Pharaohs has been one of the favoured resorts of rich people who wish to escape the rigours of our northern climate between November and April. Cairo, the capital of modern Egypt, has been described as the brightest gem in the handle of the green fan of Egypt ; that is to say, it stands near the apex of the delta. It contains a population of 600,000, whom 40,000 are Europeans of different nationalities. Somebody has said that the visitors' lists at some of the leading hotels suggest a page from the "Almanach de Gotha." Mr. Paget has taken for his background the Grand hotel Continental, one of the most recent structures, opposite the Esbekieh Gardens and the Khedivial Opera House.