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Nineteenth-Century international photographs, circa 1870-1900.

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Nineteenth-Century International Photographs, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Avery ID:D&A 19th Cent. Intl Photos View CLIO record
Title:Nineteenth-Century international photographs, circa 1870-1900.
Physical description:195 photographs (6 boxes)
Language(s): Materials are in French, Italian, and English.
Access: This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »
Types of Materials in the Collection:Albumen photographic prints and hand-tinted albumen photographic prints , mounted on board.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized alphabetically by country, then by photographer and numerically by view, where assigned, and otherwise alphabetically by image title. Image titles are transcribed directly from the print; bracketed information is supplied by the archivist.

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Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains primarily landscape and cityscape views primarily taken by professional photographers at international sites during the last quarter of the 19th century.

Photographers represented include Félix Bonfils, Kinbē Kusakabe, LaRoche Photo, Achille Mauri, Scowen& Co., J. Pascal Sébah, Sebah & Joaillier, and Giorgio Sommer. Only those images from Hawaii appear to have been made by an amateur photographer.

Locations represented are Ceylon, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, and the United States (Alaska and Hawaii). All images are albumen prints, mounted on boards. All images from Japan are also hand-tinted.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Nineteenth-Century International Photographs, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Material

Russell Sturgis Photograph Collection, 1853-1903. University Archives, Dept. of Special Collections, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Finding aid written by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in August 2007 by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

EAD instance generated from Excel spreadsheet and MS Word document,October 15, 2007. Finding aid written in English.
    2007-10-15 File created.
    2009-10-02 File revised.

CLIO ID: 6261111 View CLIO record

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Index Terms

The names and terms listed below are represented in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a consortial/union catalog offered by OCLC that allows users to search the holdings of multiple archives and libraries.

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Subjects

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Architectural photography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Place Names

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Egypt--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
France--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hawaii--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Italy--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Japan--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Middle East--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Palestine--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sri Lanka--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Syria--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Turkey--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Material Types

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Additional Creators (Personal Names)

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Bonfils, Félix, 1831-1885.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kusakabe, Kinbē, 1841-1932.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mauri, Achille, 1805-1883.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sébah, J. Pascal.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sommer, Giorgio, 1834-1914.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Additional Creators (Corporate Names)

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Scowen & Co.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
LaRoche Photo.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sebah & Joaillier.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Although the collector of this group of photographs is unidentified, many American and European architects in the 19th-century typically gathered images of important classical and "exotic" sites as souvenirs of travels and for design inspiration. Dozens of the sites in this collection, especially those in Paris, Istanbul, Cairo, and Japan, were particularly popular, and many of these images were issued by the photographers and their publishers in specially marketed series. It is possible that some of these images may be related to the collection of international photography gathered by New York architect and historian Russell Sturgis, now held by Washington University in St. Louis.

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