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[Charvériat, François]
Extensive Collection of Photographs of Greater Kabylia and the Kabyles, 1888-1889
[Algeria / France], 1889. 141 original, vintage sepia-toned albumen prints on blue cardboard mounts with red frames (some of the images appear in more than one copy). Some images are labeled in French in ink or pencil. A few cardboards with foxing, the images are in fine condition. Overall in fine condition.. 141 original, vintage sepia-toned albumen prints on blue cardboard mounts with red frames (some of the images appear in more than one copy). Some images are labeled in French in ink or pencil. Mount size: ca. 255 × 210 mm; image size: ca. 170 × 120 mm. A unique collection of nearly 150 photographs of extensive 19th-century documentation of Greater Kabylia (wilaya of Tizi Ouzou), its ethnography, architecture, nature, and missionary education. The largest coherent collection of such early photographs of the region we could trace. The pictures are ranging from ethnographic and nature photography to images of the built environment and missionary education. Few of them are labeled or dated, among those the majority were captured on March 11-12, 1889. Some of the captions indicate the location of the photograph, which are Tawrirt Mengellat (Taourirt Menguellet), Ouadhia, Beni Yenni (Ath Yenni), Ain Sultan and Ait Mellal (At Mlal or Draa Mellal). One of the pictures is dated a year earlier, necessarily taken during a prior journey to the province. The photos could be classified into five distinct groups. The largest is ethnographic photography, consisting of 53 photographs (of 30 different pictures). Ranging from snapshots and probably arranged scenes with local … [Click Below for Full Description]
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