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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Views of Algeria
    Date (inclusive): 1897
    Number: 93.R.91
    Physical Description: 1 album(s) (39 photographic prints)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: This album of 39 photographs was assembled by an unidentified French couple who toured northern Algeria in 1897.
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    Language: Collection material is in French

    Biographical / Historical Note

    The album was assembled by an unidentified French couple (known only as "Charles et moi"), who toured northern Algeria in 1897.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Views of Algeria, 1897, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 93.R.91

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1993.

    Processing History

    Processed and cataloged by Beth Ann 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 album of 39 albumen photographs chronicles a French couple's tour through northern Algeria on horseback in May and June of 1897. Among the locations documented are Constantine, Touggourt, Fort National, Kabylia, and Port de Bougie (Bejaïa). Roman ruins at Timgad (Thamugadi), including the arch, the theater, and the forum are also represented. There are views of natural landscapes, including the Rummel and Tilatou rivers, a few of which include images of one or both of the tourists. A few photographs depict Algerians in native dress.
    The photograph captions are written in a single hand, as is some ecstatic commentary on the pages containing no image.
    The album has green morocco leather binding with decorative gold stamping and initial "P" in center of front cover. The slipcase is covered with black and orange marbled paper.
    Captions are written in French on the mounts below the images; these have been used as titles for the photographs.


    The photographs remain in their original order.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Forums, Roman -- Algeria
    Indigenous peoples -- Algeria
    Visitors, foreign -- Algeria

    Subjects - Places

    Thamugadi (Extinct city)
    Algeria -- Description and travel
    Bejaïa (Algeria)
    Constantine (Algeria)
    Kabylia (Algeria)

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photograph albums -- Algeria -- 19th century
    Albumen prints -- Algeria -- 19th century