INVENTORY OF SOUVENIR DU SAHARA, 1901-1904

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©2007
J. Paul Getty Trust

INVENTORY OF SOUVENIR DU SAHARA, 1901-1904

Accession no. 2007.R.1

Finding aid prepared by Amy Sloper
Getty Research Institute

Contact Information:

  • Getty Research Institute
  • Research Library
  • Special Collections and Visual Resources
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
  • Phone: (310) 440-7390
  • Fax: (310) 440-7780
  • Email requests: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/reference_form.html
  • URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/
Processed by:
Amy Sloper
Date Completed:
2007
Encoded by:
Aptara
©2007 J. Paul Getty Trust

Descriptive Summary

Title: Souvenir du Sahara
Dates: 1901-1904
Collection number: 2007.R.1
Extent: 110 photographs
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Libary
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Abstract: Album of photographs (70 gelatin silver, 38 albumen), probably created by an amateur photographer. Images document various sites in or neighboring the Sahara, and features the major cities of Algeria including Oran, Tlemcen, Algiers, and Constantine, as well as the desert oases of Taghit, Biskra and Beni Abbes.
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Language: Collection material is in French.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Souvenir du Sahara, 1901-1904, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2007.R.1

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2007.

Processing History

Processed by Amy Sloper.

Scope and Content of Collection

This album of photographs (70 gelatin silver, 38 albumen) taken mostly by an amateur photographer documents various sites in or neighboring the Sahara, featuring the major cities of Algeria including Oran, Tlemcen, Algiers, and Constantine, as well as the desert oases of Taghit, Biskra and Beni Abbes. Particularly in the more remote regions, the photographs candidly depict the daily life of the indigenous peoples of the area, including Berbers, Jews, Muslims, and Kabyles, as well as a few Moroccans. Numerous images of soldiers from the French military, both French and Algerian, highlight the occupation that was occuring during the early 20th century. There are images of natural sites, such as landscapes, palm groves, and oases, as well as architecture, tombs, mosques, and desert dwellings. The final portion of the album contains both studio and outdoor portraits of soldiers, prostitutes, dancers, and indigenous peoples. Thirty-eight of these are by two or more unidentified commercial photographers.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Berbers—Algeria
Clothing and dress—Algeria
Indigenous peoples—Algeria
Jews—Africa, North
Kabyles—Portraits
Mosques—Algeria
Oases—Algeria
Occupations—Algeria—History—20th century
Plants—Algeria
Soldiers
Streets—Algeria
Tombs—Algeria

Subjects - Places

Algeria—Descriptions and travel
Algeria—Military life
Beni Abbes (Algeria)—Description and travel
Biskra (Algeria)—Description and travel
Constantine (Algeria)—Description and travel
France—Colonies—Africa
Oran (Algeria)—Description and travel
Taghit (Algeria)—Description and travel
Tlemcen (Algeria)--Description and travel

Genres and Forms of Material

Albumen prints—Algeria—20th century
Gelatin silver prints—Algeria—20th century
Studio portraits—Algeria—20th century
Photographs, Original


 

Series I. Souvenir du Sahara, 1901-1904

Physical Description: 110 photographs

Scope and Content Note

French captions are handwritten in ink on mounts, and are transcribed as they appear. Prints are gelatin silver unless otherwise noted. Cataloger's descriptions for items without captions are in brackets. Inventory numbers, assigned by the repository, refer to the album page number, a photograph number on a page, and recto and verso of the album page.
Item 1r.1-1r.2

Ksar el Azouj

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 1r.1

Le Puits

Item 1r.2

La Redoute

Item 1r.3-1r.4

Assi el Mir

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption in middle of page.
Item 1r.3

La redoute—Les Tentes de la discipline

Item 1r.4

Le Puits

Item 1v.1-1v.4

Taghit

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 1v.1

Le village indigène

Item 1v.2

Un Palanquin

Item 1v.3

Le Marché

Item 1v.4

Bijoutier Juif

Item 2r.1-2r.4

Taghit

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 2r.1

Dech-ent d'un convoi

Item 2r.2

Départ du Capitaine Susbiel

Item 2r.3

Arrivée du convoi

Item 2r.4

Passage de Sahariens

Item 2v.1-2v.4

Taghit

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at side of page.
Item 2v.1

Fillettes allant au puits

Item 2v.2

Fillettes devant leur Gourbi

Item 2v.3

Le village juif

Item 2v.4

Puits dans la palmaraie

Item 3r.1-3r.2

Tombés du Capitaine Vauchez et du Lieutenant Selchauhansen—Tombés à El Moungart en 1903

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 3r.1

[Tomb of Vauchez]

Item 3r.2

[Tomb of Selchauhansen]

Item 3r.3-3r.4

Marocains pris pour espionage et executés le même jour dans le bled

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in middle of page.
Item 3v.1-3v.4

Taghit

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 3v.1

Vue de la redoute

Item 3v.2

Une porte de la redoute

Item 3v.3

Le redoute—Vue generale avec la palmaraie

Item 3v.4

Le mur conduisant au puits qui nous garantissait des balles ennemies pendant l'attaque

Item 4r.1-4r.4

Taghit

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 4r.1

Un coin de la Palmaraie

Item 4r.2

Blessé amputé pendant l'attaque

Item 4r.3

Le fort de l'éperon

Item 4r.4

Le fort de la Dune

Item 4v.1-4v.2

Taghit

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 4v.1

Aprés l'attaque

Item 4v.2

Les Blessés

Item 4v.3-4v.5

Mes amis

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at bottom of page.
Item 4v.3

Navetier

Item 4v.4

[Drapeau de Mazagran]

Item 4v.5

Boubi

Item 5r.1

[Outdoor portrait of standing Spahi soldier]

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5r.2

[Outdoor portrait of two standing soldiers in uniform]

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5r.3

[Outdoor portrait of standing Spahi soldier]

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5r.4

Femme Mauresque

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5r.5

[Outdoor portrait of white soldier in uniform]

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5r.6

Femme Kabyle

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5v.1

Barbit—Vue Générale

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5v.2

Sous off. du 1er Batt. a aff-

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5v.3

Timimoun—Interieur de la redoute

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5v.4

Bacty—Le Caïd Salem

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 5v.5

Tente de Douy-Ménia

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 6r.1-6r.2

Oran

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 6r.1

Le Port; La “Medjerda”

Item 6r.2

Vue Générale

Item 6v.1

Olïn-Sefra: Vue Générale

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 6v.2

Beni-Ounif: La tente du Marabout de Bec-de-Gaz

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 7r.1-7r.2

Djenan-Edaar: Vues de la Palmaraie

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 7v.1-7v.2

Djenan-Edaar—Camp des Disciplinaires

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption at top of page.
Item 8r.1

Djenan-Edaar: Les Jardins

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 8r.2

Ksar-el-Azouj: Le puits

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 8v.1

Taghit: La Palmaraie et le Fort de l'Eperon

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 8v.2

Beni-Abbés: Vue Générale et la Mosquée

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 9r.1-9r.2

Beni-Abbés

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 9r.1

La redoute et la Palmaraie

Item 9r.2

Le Douche

Item 9v.1-9v.2

Beni-Abbés

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 9v.1

À la Douche

Item 9v.2

Intérieur de la redoute

Item 10r.1-10r.2

Beni-Abbés

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 10r.1

Les Jardins

Item 10r.2

Le Bled

Item 10v.1-10v.2

Mazére

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 10v.1

Vue Générale

Item 10v.2

Vue du Marché

Item 11r.1

Mazére—Autre vue de Marché

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 11r.2

Spahis

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1037” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 11v.1

Clairon de tirailleurs

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1838”-negative number. Albumen print.
Item 11v.2

Tambour de tirailleurs

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1837” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 12r.1-12r.2

Vues d'Alger

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 12r.1

Alger (Palais Consulaire)

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. Neg number 1751. Albumen print.
Item 12r.2

Alger-Palais d'Ete

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. Negative number 1508. Albumen print.
Item 12v.1

Alger—La Rampe Bugeaud

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print.
Item 12v.2

Constantine / Vue Gén-le

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1864” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 13r.1

Mosquée El Djedid (Alger)

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “33” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 13r.2

Tunis-Rue Sidi-ben-Ziad et mosquée

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1431” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 13v.1-13v.2

Tlemcen

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 13v.1

Tlemcen: une Rue

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1326” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 13v.2

[Street scene]

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print.
Item 14r.1

Biskra

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“614 Rue au Vieux Biskra”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 14r.2

Constantine

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“570 Pont d'El Kantara (Constantine)”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 14v.1

El-Kantara

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“1378 El Kantara (Caravane)”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 14v.2

Biskra

Scope and Content Note

“1291 Biskra (Mearabout Sidi-Kesel)”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 15r.1-15r.2

Biskra

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 15r.1

Biskra-Vue Générale

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1334” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 15r.2

Biskra-Campement de nomades

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1377” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 15v.1

Vieux-Biskra

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“Vieux Biskra (Oasis)”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 15v.2

Dans le Bled

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 16r.1

Un Puits dans le Désert

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 16r.2

Danse indigène

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 16v.1

Bijoutier Juif

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 16v.2

Spahis en campagne

Physical Description: 1 item
Item 17r.1

Un Caïd

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print.
Item 17r.2

Kabyle

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“1537—Montagnard Kabyle”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 17v.1

Mendiant

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print.
Item 17v.2

Décrotteur

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“1163.Décrotteur.”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 18r.1

Mauresques

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print.
Item 18r.2

Chameaux au repos

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print.
Item 18v.1-18v.2

Kabyles

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 18v.1

Femme de Bou Saâda

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1641” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 18v.2

[Studio portrait of young Kayble woman.]

Scope and Content Note

“1653 Jeune [...]” —caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 19r.1

Kabyle

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“1223 Femme de Bou Saâda”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 19r.2

Une Danseuse

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“1193 Mauresque danseur”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 19v.1-19v.2

Kaybles

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 19v.1

Jeune fille Kayble

Scope and Content Note

Titel from caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 19v.2

Jeune fille Kayble

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1615” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 20r.1-20r.2

Mauresques

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 20r.1

Mauresque d'Alger

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1633” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 20r.2

Mauresque d'Alger

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1693” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 20v.1-20v.2

Mauresques

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Caption at top of page.
Item 20v.1

Mauresque d'Alger

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1636” - negative number. Albumen print.
Item 20v.2

Mauresque d'Alger

Scope and Content Note

Title from caption in negative. “1637”-negative number. Albumen print.
Item 21r.1

Kabyle

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“1642—Femme de Bour-Saâda”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 21r.2

Une Danseuse

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“1669—Danseuse des Oules-Naïds”—caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 21v.1

Mauresque

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

“1617—Mauresque d'Alger” —caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 21v.2

Kabyle

Scope and Content Note

“1654 Jeune fille Kabyle” —caption in negative. Albumen print.
Item 22-1

Tisseuses Kabyles

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print. Mounted.
Item 22-2

Juives chez elles

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print. Mounted.