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Work in Vietnam

Scope and Contents

Materials include three bound volumes of transcribed extracts of letters from Juliette Logerais to her mother, 148 gelatin silver prints of various size inserted into makeshift albums, as well as ephemera such as menus, theater programs, and two printed items: a literary supplement to "Le Figaro" (10 July 1886) titled "Suvenirs du Tonkin" and two leaves from "L'Illustration" (April 1885) with the portraits of "Les Héros du Tonkin, " and others.
box 1, folder 1-3

Souvenir de voyage Tonkin, 1 mai 1899-20 mai 1901, in 3 volumes

box 1, folder 4-6

Photographs, black and white, mounted in paper albums with some notations

box 1, folder 7

Ephemera, including menus, opera and concert programs and other

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Le figaro supplement literraire 10 juillet 1886; L'Illustration 4 avril 1885, p. 225-228

Online availability

L'Figaro available online at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k272345t/f1.item.zoom

Work in Morocco

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Makeshift photo albums from Jean and Juliette's time spent in Morocco accompanying the French troops there on campaigns in 1911-1912. Contains a total of 290 photographs, most with pencil captions.
From the dealer's description: [Collection of Five Folders with Over 290 Original Photographs of French Military Campaigns during the Pacification of Morocco in 1911-1912, taken by a Doctor Who Accompanied French Troops during the Campaigns]. Ca. 1911-1912. Five paper folders, from ca. 36x23 cm (14 ¼ x 9 in) to ca. 31,5x20 cm (12 ¼ x 8 in). All but one with manuscript titles in French on the first blank leaves. Almost all images with period manuscript captions in French on the mounts, several with additional captions on versos. Cover of one folder with large tears and creases, several images faded, but overall a very good collection of strong interesting images. Historically important extensive collection of original photographs giving an eye-witness account of the early stage of the French conquest of Morocco in 1911-1912 (many mountainous regions would remain revolt until 1934). Jean Logerais, a military doctor, accompanied French troops in their advance to the foothills of the Middle Atlas Mountains, documenting the troops' movement, their stops at camps, photographing several important French and Moroccan military leaders (Colonel Henry Gourad, Colonel Gueydon de Dives, General Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Marabout of Boujad, and others), as well as interesting panoramas and street views of Fez, Meknes, Marrakesh, Medhia, Beni Amar, Tiflet, Ain Lourma, El Borough, Oued Zem, Boujad, Berrechid, Setan, Rabat, Sale, and other places.
The folders include: 1) Maroc, mai 1911. Montée à Fez. Gibraltar-Fez, 1er mai, 26 mai 1911. Paper folder ca. 31,5x20 cm (12 ¼ x 8 in). 62 gelatin silver prints ca. 13,5x8 cm (5 ¼ x 3 in). The folder contains views of Rabat and Fez, seventeen views of the coastal town of Medhia (including images of the French military camp near Medhia, ambulance tents, portraits of General Ditte (?), colonel Gouraud, soldiers and medical staff); seven views of the French military camp at El Kenitra (including a portrait of colonel Gouraud giving orders for the combat on May 19, 1911), scenes of the troops crossing a river and traversing the plains on the way to Fez (dated 19-26 May 1911, one image shows an ear of the photographer's horse); portrait of colonel Gouraud with a Moroccan sheikh talking about the coming combat, distant panoramas of Fez, and several scenes taken during a sea voyage from Gibraltar to Rabat.
2) [Untitled folder with 88 photos of a Military Campaign in Central Morocco, Including Views of Fez, Beni Amar, Meknes, Tiflet, Lourma, Rabat, and other places in Morocco]. [Ca. July-August 1911]. Paper folder ca. 36x23 cm (14 ¼ x 9 in). 88 gelatin silver prints, each ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in) printed in pairs on the same prolonged leaves of photo paper, ca. 9,5x30 cm (3 ¾ x 11 ¾ in). One leaf of photo paper with two images is missing. The folder houses over twenty-five views of Meknes and environs: city panoramas, street views, photos of Meknes market, cemetery, Bab Berdieyinne mosque and minaret, city ramparts; portraits of the locals, including photo of a group of wives of the Sultan of Mogador (Essaouira) mounted on horses. One photo shows bombardment of a part of Mecknes on the 8th of July, 1911. There are also over a dozen images of French military camps near Meknes (camp de Olivier) or in other places (including a portrait of two military doctors playing chess next to their tent), two scenes of bombardment of Beni Amar village, views of French troops on their way to Meknes, several portraits of colonel Henry Gouraud (with soldiers or his wife who accompanied him during the campaign), and other. Four panoramas depict Tiflet, five photos show Fez (general views, city gates, cemetery), there are also six photos of Ain Lourma village (including two group portraits of soldiers), several views of Rabat (panoramas taken from water, street views, market) and Sale (panoramas, a view of the market).
3) Colonne des Zaers, août 1911. Maroc. Paper folder ca. 36x23 cm (14 ¼ x 9 in). 26 gelatin silver prints, each ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in), printed in pairs on the same prolonged leaves of photo paper, ca. 9,5x30 cm or 3 ¾ x 11 ¾ in). The last leaf of photo paper with two images is missing. Folder with twenty-six views of French military camps (general and interior views with tents, carts and horses), troops on the move, portraits of French and native soldiers.
4) Colonne Gueydon de Dives, septembre-décembre 1912. Paper folder ca. 32,5x21,5 cm (12 ¾ x 8 ½ in). Forty-two gelatin silver prints ca. 8x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in). One image is missing. The folder opens with eleven views of the French military camp at El Borough, including several portraits of French commanders and the Marabout of Boujad, and a scene of arrival of the "first auto in El Borough" (with Lieut.-Col. Coudein); there are also several views of French camps in Oued Zem and Mechia ben Abbou, portraits of doctor Logerais in his tent, interesting scenes of surrender of the Moroccan rebels, portraits of the locals. Ten photos depict Boujad and surroundings - city panoramas and street views taken in November 1912, including a scene of reconciliation of the Marabout and his nephew, and a portrait of General Louis Franchet d'Espèrey (1856-1942) with the Marabout's nephew.
5) Marakech et Ber Rechid. Maroc, 1911-1912. Paper folder ca. 32,5x21,5 cm (12 ¾ x 8 ½ in). Over 70 photos of various size, including over fifty gelatin silver prints ca. 9x14,5 cm (3 ½ x 5 ¾ in), one large gelatin silver print ca. 12x17,5 cm (4 ¾ x 6 ¾ in); other images are ca. 8,5x11,5 cm (3 ¼ x 4 ½ in) or smaller. The folder contains over a dozen interesting views of Marrakesh: city panoramas, views of the house of the German consul, city gates, the open air market, two scenes of the Mawlid celebration in the city, portrait of local water bearers; six views of the Marrakesh racecourse (showing the tribunes, galloping horses, and an aeroplane flying over the course), several portraits of the Logerais spouses in their salon in Marrakesh. A group of photos is dedicated to Berrechid and includes portraits of French officers and residents next to Logerais' house, group portrait of Moroccan women, French residents next to the train in Berrechid (faded), and others. There are also interesting images of the camp of the rebels in Fez, large group portrait of the officers of the Berrechid garnizon (taken in March 1912, and features doctor Logerais), two views of Settat, and a series of eight portraits of French officers and ladies with the Caid, or Moroccan military leader.
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Five handmade photo albums of French military campaigns during the Pacification of Morocco 1911-1912