Your Cart

President Ferhat Abbas is taking photo with a group of people

President Ferhat Abbas is taking photo with a group of people
President Ferhat Abbas is taking photo with a group of people
President Ferhat Abbas is taking photo with a group of people
SKU: SCAN-NOP-00512054

Ferhat Abbas is taking photo with a group of people Ferhat Abbas (Arabic: فرحات عباس‎‎; ALA-LC: Farḥāt ʿAbbās; Kabyle: Ferḥat Σabbas ⴼⴻⵔⵃⴰⵜ ⵄⴰⴱⴱⴰⵙ; 24 October 1899 – 24 December 1985) was an Algerian politician who acted in a provisional capacity as the yet-to-become independent country's President from 1958 to 1961. His political views evolved from pro-French collaboration to those of a revolutionary nationalist, over a period of approximately twenty years. The son of a caid, Said Ben Ahmed Abbas and Achoura (Maza) Abbas, Ferhat Abbas was born in the village of Taher, Algeria. In addition to being a caid in the village of Chahna, his father had also been awarded the rosette and silver braid of a commander of the Legion of Honor. The young Abbas was educated first at Phillipeville (now called Skikda), Constantine, where he received his baccalaureate. Before finishing his education, he was required to serve in the French army medical corps where he reached the rank of sergeant. Abbas then attended the pharmacy school at the University of Algiers. After graduating Abbas worked as a pharmacist at Setif, where became involved in politics. At Setif, he was elected to the municipal council, then to the general council of Constantine. During this period Abbas was pro-French in his outlook, as illustrated by such writings as an article dated 1936 titled "I am France". However Abbas became disillusioned with France, during 1938, when his aspirations for equality showed no sign of being achieved. He accordingly organized the Algerian Popular Union (Union Populaire Algerienne). This organization promoted equal rights for both French and Algerians whilst maintaining Algerian culture and language as primary values. With the outbreak of World War II, Abbas volunteered to rejoin the medical corps of the French Army. After his service, his political views continued to evolve and he turned away from France, as General Giraud refused his requests to allow Muslims to enlist in their fight against the occupying forces as equals. His desire for change continued and he turned to nationalism, issuing the Manifesto of the Algerian People on Feb. 10, 1943. The manifesto made apparent the philosophical changes that Abbas had undergone. He now condemned colonial rule by the French and demanded Algerian self-determination. Abbas argued the need for an Algerian constitution, which would grant equality to all Algerians. In May he, along with some colleagues, added a clause foreseeing a sovereign Algeria. The manifesto was published on June 26, but was rejected by the governor general. He, along with Messali Hadj form the Amis du Manifeste et de la Liberte, and called for an autonomous republic. This initiative resulted in Abbas being imprisoned for a year, and the quick dissolution of the AML. In 1946 Abbas formed the nationalist political party Union Démocratique du Manifeste Algérien (UDMA) when he was elected member of the Constituent Assembly of France. This new organization called for a more moderate approach, such as the formation of an Algerian state with the full cooperation of the French. 1946 also saw him named as editor of the publication Egalité. He remained active in politics as a member of the Algerian Assembly through 1955. During these years he was arrested twice by the French. His continuing efforts as a moderate nationalist did not succeed and he fled to Cairo, in 1956. While in Cairo, he worked alongside Ahmed Ben Bella, a fellow revolutionary. Photo Taken - 04 July 1962

Photograph details

All items are shipped in a strong cardboard envelope to ensure safe delivery.

Shipping time

We aim to dispatch the same day or the next working day.

We ship from two locations: Riga, in Latvia, and Reykjavik, in Iceland.

We dispatch using both Icelandic and Latvian Post.

USA / CANADA: orders should take approx. 8-12 days to be delivered.
WESTERN EUROPE: orders will normally take approx. 6-10 working/business days to be delivered.
EASTERN EUROPE: can take up to 15 working/business days to be delivered.
REST OF THE WORLD: can take up to 16 working/business days to be delivered

Express shipping via UPS: takes usually up to 1-3 business days, anywhere in the world.

For an additional price we can provide you with a Certificate of Authenticity. 
We guarantee you that all our images are original editorial photographs that originated from press archives. 

The Certificate is an perfect addition to your photo and will make it even more valuable in the future. This is highly valuable for all memorabilia and collects. Also great as an addition to any gift

Frame it or gift it in a nice box!
When purchasing a photo, you can also purchase a:

Mat Board
It is also known as passe-partout. A mat board, or simply mat, is a resident paper-based item that is positioned between your valuable photograph and the frame.
It used in the framing industry because it gives a polished look to your collectible.  All mat boards are customizable to your frame and photo's dimensions.
These mat boards are perfect if you already have a frame you wish to use but need an extra touch to add extra value.

Customized framed photo with a paper mat board
All our professionally customizable frames are made of resistant glass and elegant wood. You can customize your frame by color, size, and dimension of the mat board. We offer different colors: black, white, silver, gold or blue. 
All frames are transparent and so allow you to access the back easily to see the provenance of the photo.
The photo is professionally sealed in the protective frame to ensure an optimal duration of the product.
If you wish to see the back of the photo at all times, without fighting the law of physics, we have an option for you!

Customized framed photo with a paper mat board + reprint of the back
This option includes a scansion of the original information found in the back of the photograph. These handwritten scribbles and notes are essentials because they are part of what creates the value of our vintage photographs.
The back of the photo is then printed and placed in the front, next to the original photo so to create a contrast. This combination will showcase the true value of the photograph and its provenance!
The photo, and the reprint of the back, are professionally sealed in the protective frame to ensure an optimal duration of the product!
Contact us about information regarding frames and boxes for your original photos.  


All the original pictures are sold without watermarks.

All our photographs are LIMITED ARCHIVE ORIGINALS - not reprints or digital prints.

SEE the BACKSIDE OF the PHOTO - many times the pictures will present stamps, dates and other publication details - these marks attest and increase the value of the pictures.

Since the photos are real press photographs they may have scratches, lines or other signs which just underlie the authenticity of the original photo.

What you will buy from us has a true historical value and authenticity. All these photos have a story to tell and come from a reliable source.


By purchasing a photo from IMSPIX Images, copyright does not transfer. We are selling these photos as collectibles only and no copyright is implied.

SAFE SHOPPING - we sell to clients all over the world and each package is safely prepared and shipped in hardboard envelopes.