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Iraq and Iran photograph album
Bernath Mss 491  
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  • Title: Iraq and Iran photograph album
    Identifier/Call Number: Bernath Mss 491
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: German
    Physical Description: 0.92 linear feet (1 flat oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1890s-early 1900s
    Abstract: Large album contains 103 early black-and-white photographs, with handwritten captions in German, of Iraq and Iran.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Iraq and Iran photograph album, Bernath Mss 491. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Library purchase, 2015.

    Scope and Content

    Large album contains 103 early black-and-white photographs, with handwritten captions in German, of Iraq and Iran. Images feature scenic views of palm trees, rivers, mountains; men on horseback and with pack camels, nomadic peoples, beggars, sheiks, barbers, peddlers, Persian honor guard assigned to the German consul; views from the river, boats on the Tigris; mosques, the Sultan's residence in Iraq, German consulate in Iran, Persian fortresses, tombs, ruins at Babylon, and other notable monuments; bird's-eye views of towns, city gates and arches, bazaars; and one large group shot of men and women, presumably staff and spouses of the German consulate. Locations include Basrah, Babylon, Feludja, Musayyib, Hillah, Karbala, Baghdad (Iraq); Bushehr, Dezful, Tehran (Iran). Album most likely belonged to a member of the German consulate.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Iraq -- Pictorial works
    Iran -- Pictorial works
    Photographs
    Photograph albums