Finding Aid for Views of Algeria, 1897

Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Views of Algeria
Date (inclusive): 1897
Number: 93.R.91
Physical Description: 1 album(s) (39 photographic prints)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
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

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Views of Algeria, 1897, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 93.R.91
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa93r91

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.

Arrangement

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


Container List

page flyleaf

93.R.91-f Handwritten text

Scope and Content Note

Algérie 1897 Mai a Juin. Charles et moi-
Text only, no image.
page 1

93.R.91-1 Constantine

Scope and Content Note

View of city edge along gorges.
page 2

93.R.91-2 Constantine

Scope and Content Note

View of gorges with city above.
page 3

93.R.91-3 Constantine

Scope and Content Note

View of gorges with city above.
page 4

93.R.91-4 Gorges du Rummel

page 5

93.R.91-5 Gorges du Rummel

page 6

93.R.91-6 Handwritten text

Scope and Content Note

Excursion à Timgaud pendant au Sejour à Batna.
Text only, no image.
page 7

93.R.91-7 Vers Timgaud

Scope and Content Note

Arch.
page 8

93.R.91-8 Vers Timgaud

Scope and Content Note

Indigenous travelers on camels and mules.
page 9

93.R.91-9 El Forum

page 10

93.R.91-10 Le Marché

page 11

93.R.91-11 Le Theatré

page 12

93.R.91-12 Handwritten text

Scope and Content Note

Excursion faite de Batna, à la mocetaque du Touggourt où subsiitect quelques beaux cédres. - Ver pierres, ver pierres, ver pierres & encor ver pierres
Text only, no image.
page 13

93.R.91-13 Vers de Touggourt

Scope and Content Note

Landscape.
page 14

93.R.91-14 Halte pour dejeuner

Scope and Content Note

Landscape.
page 15

93.R.91-15 Ruisseau au pied du Touggourt

page 16

93.R.91-16 Quelques cédres

page 17

93.R.91-17 Avant de grisupes parccui les cédres

page 18

93.R.91-18 Squeleth j'uis eidze vépocis thé. Aperçu un oiseau bleau

page 19

93.R.91-19 Handwritten text

Scope and Content Note

Excursion aux gorges de Jilatou, au nord de l'oasis o'El kantara - Enchanteument -
Text only, no image.
page 20

93.R.91-20 [View of Gorges]

page 21

93.R.91-21 En montant aux gorges de Jilatou aurès, au nord o'El Kantara

page 22

93.R.91-22 Suite

page 23

93.R.91-23 Dans le gorges de Jilatou

page 24

93.R.91-24 À la sorite ver gorges

page 25

93.R.91-25 Handwritten text

Scope and Content Note

Excursion de trois jours en Kabylie - Forét d'azay ga - Jigi - Ouyou - Fort National Michelet - col de Jir ourda - descente dans ; a placine par sirocco furieux.
Text only, no image.
page 26

93.R.91-26 Grande Kabylie

page 27

93.R.91-27 Grande Kabylie

page 28

93.R.91-28 En montant à Fort National

page 29

93.R.91-29 Route de montagne Kabylie

page 30

93.R.91-30 Kabyles le reudacch au marché

page 31

93.R.91-31 Meur route. Effet de maties

page 32

93.R.91-32 Village kabyle pris de Fort National

page 33

93.R.91-33 Femmes Kabyles environs de Fort National

page 34

93.R.91-34 Village Kabyle

page 35

93.R.91-35 Horizon de montagnes Kabylie

page 36

93.R.91-36 Handwritten text

Scope and Content Note

Sejour à Bougie - promenade en barque direction de l'ouest, au peid de rochers d'un rouge gienab, et aus une mer d'une bleu prergeu voir.
Text only, no image.
page 37

93.R.91-37 Port de Bougie

page 38

93.R.91-38 Port de Bougie

page 39

93.R.91-39 Promenade en mer allant au cap Carbou

page 40

93.R.91-40 Suite

page 41

93.R.91-41 Suite

page 42

93.R.91-42 Blank page

page 43

93.R.91-43 Suite

page 44

93.R.91-44 Suite

page 45

93.R.91-45 Chemin du cap