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INVENTORY OF MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN VIEWS AND PORTRAITS, CIRCA 1870-CIRCA 1900
93.R.72  
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Description
This collection of albumen prints dates from the last quarter of the 19th century and comprises views and portraits from North Africa and the Middle East, some of which are signed Bonfils.
Background
Eighteen images are signed Bonfils in the negative, and two others are attibuted to Bonfils. The Bonfils family operated a photographic studio in Beirut from 1867 to 1918. Félix Bonfils produced most of the early work; his wife, Lydie, son, Adrien, and various assistants were responsible for the later work. One image is attributed to Henri Béchard, who was active in Egypt in the 1870s and 1880s.
Extent
32.0 photographic prints
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.