Album of photographs of Egypt by W. Hammerschmidt, from 1860-1869 when Hammerschmidt worked in Egypt.
W. Hammerschmidt was a professional photographer, born in Berlin, Germany, active in Egypt between 1860 and 1869, where he
maintained a studio, selling photographs, and photographic equipment, and supplies. He exhibited his photographs of Egypt
at the Société Franc?aise de Photographie in 1861 and 1863, and at the Exposition Universelle in 1867. Cf. Focus East: early
photography in the Near East (1839-1885) / by Nissan N. Perez. New York: Abrams, c1988, p. 174; and the Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century
photography / John Hannavy, ed. London: Routledge, 2007, v. 1, p. 633, available online.
1 album (83 photographic prints) : albumen silver, 41 x 52 cm (album)
Photographs (23.8 x 31.4 cm) are mounted on rectos of leaves of heavy white card stock; photographer's name and stock number
stamped in lower left or right corner of each photo; numbers above and identifying captions in French below in ms. ink.
Bound in brown leather covers; gold-stamped cover title "Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne;" glossy textured white
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