INVENTORY OF TOUR IN ALGERIA, NOV 1872-DEC 1872

Finding aid prepared by Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Tour in Algeria
Date (inclusive): Nov 1872-Dec 1872
Number: 93.R.33
Creator/Collector: Pilter, J. G.
Physical Description: 1.0 album(s) (91 photographic prints)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: A detailed journal of text, photographic prints, maps, and letters documenting Englishman J.G. Pilter's trip to Algeria in 1872.
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Language: Collection material is in French with some English

Biographical/Historical Note

A photograph album compiled by Englishman J.G. Pilter, documenting his trip to Algeria in 1872.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Tour in Algeria album, Nov 1872-Dec 1872, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 93.R.33

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1993.

Processing History

Processed and cataloged by Beth Guynn; finding aid encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Scope and Content of Collection

The volume comprises a detailed journal with 91 accompanying photographs, compiled by Englishman J.G. Pilter, documenting his trip to Algeria in 1872. It includes three maps with travel routes indicated in red ink, three tipped-in official letters in French and Arabic exhorting local chiefs to adequately provide for the travelers' needs, and a newspaper clipping. Eleven pages of the text have small (6 x 11 cm.) photographic reproductions of drawings of desert scenes pasted on them. The narrative and images begin in Stora and proceed to Phillippeville (Skikda), Bône, Guelma, Hamma-Meskoutine, Batna, Chabet-el-Akhra, El-Kantara, and Biskra.
Included are numerous views of nomad encampments, Roman ruins, and oasis landscapes. A large number of the images document Biskra and nearby villages and oases such as El-Kantara and Sidi-Okba.
Title on album cover. Page numbers are handwritten at the top of each page following the title page. English captions are printed or handwritten, usually in ink, on mounts, except where noted.

Arrangement

In original order.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Algerian diaries--19th century
Nomads--Africa, North
Oases--Algeria

Subjects - Places

Algeria--Antiquities
Algeria--Description and travel
Biskra (Algeria : Province)

Genres and Forms of Material

Albumen prints--Algeria--19th century
Diaries

Contributors

Sarrault & Lombard.
Sarrault, A.


Container List

 

Tour in Algeria Nov 1872-Dec 1872

Page front cover

93.R.33-fc Tour in Algeria. J.G. Pilter

Page front endpaper

93.R.33-fe Front endpaper

Page blank 1

93.R.33-bl1 1st blank

Page blank 2

93.R.33-bl2 2nd blank

Page title page

93.R.33-tp Tour in Algeria

Scope and Content Note

Title written on mount.
Horse and groom.
Page frontisepiece

93.R.33-fp Sarrault, A., Algérie. Chabet-el-Akhra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Serrault à Versailles.
Page 1

93.R.33-1 Tour in Algeria

Scope and Content Note

And handwritten text.
Page 2

93.R.33-2 Tour in Algeria

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text.
Page 3

93.R.33-3 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Stora

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 4

93.R.33-4 Cactus hedge

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount.
Page 5

93.R.33-5 Handwritten text

Page 6

93.R.33-6 Handwritten text

Page 7

93.R.33-7 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Stora

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 8

93.R.33-8 Philippeville

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount.
Page 9

93.R.33-9 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Philippeville

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 10

93.R.33-10 Blank page

Page 11

93.R.33-11 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Philippeville

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 12

93.R.33-12 Blank page

Page 13

93.R.33-13 Handwritten text

Page 14

93.R.33-14 Handwritten text

Page 15

93.R.33-15 Striped tents

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 16

93.R.33-16.1 Arab man dressed in white clothes

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 16

93.R.33-16.2 Western man in Arab dress

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Seated and holding a pipe with a stack of sacks to his right.
Page 16

93.R.33-16.3 Western man in Arab dress

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Seated and holding a pipe upright with his right hand.
Page 17

93.R.33-17 Handwritten text

Page 18

93.R.33-18 Handwritten text

Page 19

93.R.33-19 Sarrault & Lombard, Algerie. Constantine

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: Usine photoglyptique à Nanterre. Sarrault & Lombard
Page 20

93.R.33-20 Blank page

Page 21

93.R.33-21 Handwritten text

Page 22

93.R.33-22 Handwritten text

Page 23

93.R.33-23 Rue à Alger

Scope and Content Note

Written in pencil, lower right corner of mount.
Page 24

93.R.33-24 Blank page

Page 25

93.R.33-25 Rue Sidi Allel (Alger.)

Scope and Content Note

Written in pencil, lower right corner of mount.
Page 26

93.R.33-26 Blank page

Page 27

93.R.33-27 Sid Alouin[?] Mosquée

Scope and Content Note

Written in pencil, lower right corner of mount.
Page 28

93.R.33-28 Blank page

Page 29

93.R.33-29 Handwritten text

Page 30

93.R.33-30 Handwritten text

Page 31

93.R.33-31 Handwritten text

Page 32

93.R.33-32 Handwritten text

Page 33

93.R.33-33 Handwritten text

Page 34

93.R.33-34 Handwritten text

Page 35

93.R.33-35 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Bône

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 36

93.R.33-36 Hippone

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount.
Page 37

93.R.33-37 Handwritten text

Page 38

93.R.33-38 Handwritten text

Page 39

93.R.33-39 L'incendie de l'Edough

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with newspaper clipping pasted in center.
Page 40

93.R.33-40 Handwritten text

Page 41

93.R.33-41 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Guelma

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 42

93.R.33-42 Blank page

Page 43

93.R.33-43 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Guelma

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 44

93.R.33-44 Blank page

Page 45

93.R.33-45 Ruins with two men in western dress on the left

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 46

93.R.33-46 Blank page

Page 47

93.R.33-47 Handwritten text

Page 48

93.R.33-48 Springs

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with photograph pasted in center.
Page 49

93.R.33-49 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Hammam-Meskoutine

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 50

93.R.33-50 Blank page

Page 51

93.R.33-51 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Hammam-Meskoutine

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 52

93.R.33-52 Blank page

Page 53

93.R.33-53 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Hammam-Meskoutine

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 54

93.R.33-54 Blank page

Page 55

93.R.33-55 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Hammam-Meskoutine

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 56

93.R.33-56 Blank page

Page 57

93.R.33-57 Handwritten text

Page 58

93.R.33-58 Handwritten text

Page 59

93.R.33-59 Etud. d'Oliviere

Scope and Content Note

Written in pencil, lower right corner of mount.
Page 60

93.R.33-60 Camels

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 61

93.R.33-61 Handwritten text

Page 62

93.R.33-62 Handwritten text

Page 63

93.R.33-63 Sarrault, A., and Lombard, Algérie, Constantine

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: Usine photoglyptique à Nanterre. A. Sarrault & Lombard
Page 64

93.R.33-64 Blank page

Page 65

93.R.33-65 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Constantine

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 66

93.R.33-66 The Roummel

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Page 67

93.R.33-67 Waterfalls

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 68

93.R.33-68 Blank page

Page 69

93.R.33-69 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Constantine

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles
Page 70

93.R.33-70.1 Arab Street

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Page 70

93.R.33-70.2 Market Place

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing or print.
Page 71

93.R.33-71 Handwritten text

Page 72

93.R.33-72 Handwritten text

Page 73

93.R.33-73 Handwritten text

Page 74

93.R.33-74 Handwritten text

Page 75

93.R.33-75 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Batna

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 76

93.R.33-76 Blank page

Page 77

93.R.33-77 Handwritten text

Page 78

93.R.33-78 Handwritten text

Page 79

93.R.33-79 Handwritten text

Page 80

93.R.33-80 Handwritten text

Page 81

93.R.33-81 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Chabet-el-Akhra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 82

93.R.33-82 Blank page

Page 83

93.R.33-83 Handwritten text

Page 84

93.R.33-84 Handwritten text

Page 85

93.R.33-85 Sarrault, A., Algérie. El-Kantara

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 86

93.R.33-86 Blank page

Page 87

93.R.33-87 Sarrault, A., Algérie. El-Kantara

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 88

93.R.33-88 Blank page

Page 89

93.R.33-89 Sarrault, A., Algérie. El-Kantara

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 90

93.R.33-90 Blank page

Page 91

93.R.33-91 Sarrault, A., Algérie. El-Kantara

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 92

93.R.33-92 Blank page

Page 93

93.R.33-93 Sarrault, A., Algérie. El-Kantara

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 94

93.R.33-94 Mountains

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 95

93.R.33-95 Handwritten text

Page 96

93.R.33-96 Handwritten text

Page 97

93.R.33-97 Handwritten text

Page 98

93.R.33-98 Handwritten text

Page 99

93.R.33-99 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 100

93.R.33-100 Blank page

Page 101

93.R.33-101 Handwritten text

Page 102

93.R.33-102 Handwritten text

Page 103

93.R.33-103 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 104

93.R.33-104 Dancing girls

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Page 105

93.R.33-105 Handwritten text

Page 106

93.R.33-106 Handwritten text

Page 107

93.R.33-107 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 108

93.R.33-108 Biskra[?]

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Building surrounded by palm; man sitting on low wall.
Page 109

93.R.33-109 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 110

93.R.33-110 Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Page 111

93.R.33-111 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 112

93.R.33-112 Oasis of Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Page 113

93.R.33-113 Handwritten text

Page 114

93.R.33-114 Handwritten text

Page 115

93.R.33-115 Adobe building with tower

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Robed man sitting on the left.
Page 116

93.R.33-116 Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Same building as in image 93.R.33-115.
Page 117

93.R.33-117 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Woman photographed against an adobe wall.
Page 118

93.R.33-118 Arab Cemetery

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Page 119

93.R.33-119 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Page 120

93.R.33-120 Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Written on mount in pencil.
Tents and palms.
Page 121

93.R.33-121 Sarrault, A., Algérie. Biskra

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount: A. Sarrault à Versailles.
Striped tents amid palms.
Page 122

93.R.33-122 Two people roasting a boar

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Set in front of a tent-like structure made of palm fronds.
Page 123

93.R.33-123 Tents outside a walled fort

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Handwritten text with photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 124

93.R.33-124 Handwritten text

Page 125

93.R.33-125 Drawing

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with photographic reproduction pasted in center.
Page 125a

93.R.33-125a Tip-in 1, Letter

Scope and Content Note

4–page official letter in French and Arabic inserted between pages 125-126.
Page 126

93.R.33-126 Handwritten text

Page 127

93.R.33-127 Handwritten text

Page 128

93.R.33-128 Handwritten text

Page 129

93.R.33-129 Handwritten text

Page 130

93.R.33-130 Handwritten text

Page 131

93.R.33-131 A town

Scope and Content Note

Hnadwritten text with photographic reproduction of a drawing pasted in the center.
Page 132

93.R.33-132 Handwritten text

Page 133

93.R.33-133 A town

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with photographic reproduction of a drawing pasted in center.
Page 134

93.R.33-134 A village or an oasis

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with pasted photographic reproduction of a drawing, possibly of the Tamerna oasis.
Page 135

93.R.33-135 Handwritten text

Page 136

93.R.33-136 Handwritten text

Page 137

93.R.33-137 Ruins of the Ain Tala mosque

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with pasted photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 138

93.R.33-138 Structure for officers in Tougourd

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with pasted photographic reproduction.
Page 139

93.R.33-139 Handwritten text

Page 140

93.R.33-140 Handwritten text

Page 141

93.R.33-141 Handwritten text

Page 142

93.R.33-142 Mosque of the great Bishop of the Desert in Tlemacin

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with pasted photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 143

93.R.33-143 Handwritten text

Page 144

93.R.33-144 Handwritten text

Page 145

93.R.33-145 Handwritten text

Page 146

93.R.33-146 Streets with arches

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with pasted photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 147

93.R.33-147 Handwritten text

Page 148

93.R.33-148 Handwritten text

Page 149

93.R.33-149 Handwritten text

Page 150

93.R.33-150 Oasis of Sidi Rached

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text with a pasted photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 150a

93.R.33-150a Tip-in 2, Letter

Scope and Content Note

4-page official letter in French and Arabic exhorting local chiefs to adequately provide for the travelers' needs inserted between pages 150-151.
Page 150b

93.R.33-150b Tip-in 3, Letter

Scope and Content Note

4-page official letter in French and Arabic exhorting local chiefs to adequately provide for the travelers' needs inserted between pages 150-151.
Page 151

93.R.33-151 Handwritten text

Page 152

93.R.33-152 Handwritten text

Page 153

93.R.33-153 Palm trees

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Handwritten text with pasted photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 154

93.R.33-154 Handwritten text

Page 155

93.R.33-155 Handwritten text

Page 156

93.R.33-156 Handwritten text

Page 157

93.R.33-157 Handwritten text

Page 158

93.R.33-158 Handwritten text

Page 159

93.R.33-159 Handwritten text

Page 160

93.R.33-160 Handwritten text

Page 161

93.R.33-161 Handwritten text

Page 162

93.R.33-162 Handwritten text

Page 163

93.R.33-163.1 Man riding a camel

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a print or painting.
Page 163

93.R.33-163.2 Man kneeling towards camel

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a print or painting.
Page 164

93.R.33-164 Camp scene

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 165

93.R.33-165 Center du Sud

Scope and Content Note

Written in pencil on mount, lower right corner.
Page 165

93.R.33-165.1 Tents and horses

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 165

93.R.33-165.2 Travelers and their guides

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Portrait of a group sitting underneath a tent.
Page 166

93.R.33-166.1 Desert town

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 166

93.R.33-166.2 Desert town

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 166

93.R.33-166.3 Tents in the desert

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 166

93.R.33-166.4 Building with a tower

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 166

93.R.33-166.5 Building complex with a tower

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 167

93.R.33-167 Bananies, Kousa [?]

Scope and Content Note

Written in pencil on mount, lower right corner.
Page 168

93.R.33-168.1 Building on a hill

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 168

93.R.33-168.2 A town

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 168

93.R.33-168.3 Arched street

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 168

93.R.33-168.4 Dunes

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 168

93.R.33-168.5 Domed buildings

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 169

93.R.33-169 Aloei

Scope and Content Note

Written in pencil on mount, lower right corner.
Page 170

93.R.33-170.1 Desert encampment

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 170

93.R.33-170.2 A town

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 170

93.R.33-170.3 Walled fort or town

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 170

93.R.33-170.4 Walled fort

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographic reproduction of a drawing.
Page 170a

93.R.33-170a Tip-in 4, Map of Algeria

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Folded, with travel route marked in red ink.
Page 170b

93.R.33-170b Tip-in 5, Map of Algeria

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Folded and inserted, with travel route marked in red ink.
Page 170c

93.R.33-170c Tip-in 6: Alégerie d'après les cartes de l'Etat-Major

Scope and Content Note

Folded map.
Page blank 3

93.R.33-bl3 3rd blank

Page blank 4

93.R.33-bl4 4th blank

Page back endpapers

93.R.33-be Back endpapers