Scope and Content
Title: Iraq and Iran photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: Bernath Mss 491
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material:
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.
Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
The collection is open for research.
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.
[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.
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