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Middle Eastern and North African Views and Portraits
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This collection of albumen prints dates from the last quarter of the nineteenth century and comprises views and portraits from North Africa and the Middle East, some of which are signed "Bonfils."
Eighteen photographs are signed Bonfils in the negative, and two others are attibuted to Bonfils. The Bonfils family operated a photographic studio in Beirut from 1867 to 1918. Félix Bonfils produced most of the early work; his wife, Lydie, son, Adrien, and various assistants were responsible for the later work. One image is attributed to Henri Béchard, who was active in Egypt in the 1870s and 1880s.
32 photographic prints
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