Finding Aid for Views of Asia Minor, 1860-1890

Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Views of Asia Minor
Date (inclusive): 1860-1890
Number: 2002.R.44
Physical Description: 64 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 collection of photographs depicts ancient, medieval, and natural sites in Asia Minor. Contributors include Rubellin and Alexander Svoboda.
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Language: Collection material is in French

Biographical/Historical Note

The photographs in this collection were taken in Asia Minor by various photographers, known and unknown. Sixteen photographs are by the photographer Rubellin.
The Rubellin family (father and son(s)) operated a photography studio in Smyrna from the 1870s through the 1910s. In its earlier years the studio, known variously as Rubellin, Rubellin et fils, and Rubellin père et fils, added the descriptive term "photographie parisienne" to its imprint. Shortly after 1900 tghe firm became known as Rubellin fils. The firm specialized in views of ancient ruins as well as studio portraiture.
Six images are the work of Alexander Svoboda. The remaining 42 images are unattributed.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Views of Asia Minor, 1860-1890, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 2002.R.44
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2002r44

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2002.

Processing History

Processed and cataloged by Jamie Allen under the supervision of Beth Ann Guynn. The finding aid was encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Guynn updated the finding aid in 2021.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection of 64 albumen photographs taken between 1860 and 1890 depicts ancient, medieval, and natural sites in Asia Minor (encompassing modern-day Turkey and Greece). Ephesus (14 photographs), Sardis (6), Smyrna (12), Rhodes (12), and Lindos (7) are among the cities represented.
Ancient and medieval locations include the Temple of Diana and the theater at Ephesus; an aqueduct in Saint Anne's Valley, Smyrna; Saint Nicolas Fortress, three medieval windmills, and the Knights' Castle on Rhodes; the Temple of Venus in Aphrodisias; the ampitheater and Roman basilica in the ancient city of Pergamon; and the statue of Sesotris. Several photographs represent early Christian sites such as the Gate of the Persecution, Saint Paul's Prison, the Tomb of Saint Luke, the Greek church of Saint George in Smyrna, the Church of Polycarp, and the Church of Saint John at Ephesus, which later became the Mosque of Sultan Selim.
Natural places depicted include Lake Gyges, the hot springs of Sardis, Mount Pagus, Two Brothers Mountain, and the Rock of Niobe. Also present are images of nineteenth-century Turkish life such as cemeteries, barracks, yaykas (summer resorts), and Yuruks (Yörüks, a nomaidic Turkish ethnic subgroup of Oghuz descent).
Of the images in the collection, 16 are by the Rubellin studio, and six images are the work of Alexander Svoboda. The remaining 42 images are unattributed.
The photographs appear to be part of a mock-up for an illustrated book. The mounts are consecutively numbered by hand, from 207 through 276; six numbers are lacking (243-246 and 259-260). For additional photographs bearing numbers preceeding those in this collection see Special Collections accession no. 2004.R.42, Views of Bursa.
Captions in French are hand-written in black ink on the mounts below or to the side of the images, with the exception of the first mount, which bears a letterpress caption below the image. Several mounts have captions or extensive manuscript descriptions pasted on them. All of the prints have a number corresponding, in most cases, to the first number in their caption. This number can be found in a corner of the mount (even numbers are in the upper right corners, while odd numbers are in the lower right corners). Many images have an annotation on the verso visible through the print, which appears to contain similar information as the title.

Arrangement

In original order according to numbers on mounts.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Architecture -- Turkey
Architecture, Medieval
Castles -- Greece
Indigenous peoples -- Turkey
Clothing and dress -- Turkey
Yuruks (Turkic people)
Castles -- Turkey
Church buildings -- Turkey
St. John Church (Ephesus (Extinct city))
Aqueducts -- Turkey
Architecture, Ancient -- Greece

Subjects - Places

Ephesus (Extinct city)
Turkey -- Description and travel
Turkey -- Antiquities
Greece -- Description and travel
Greece -- Antiquities
Rhodes (Greece)
Sardis (Extinct city)
İzmir (Turkey)
Lindhos (Greece)

Genres and Forms of Material

Albumen prints -- Turkey -- 19th century
Albumen prints -- Greece -- 19th century

Contributors

Rubellin, Alphonse
Svoboda, A. (Alex)


Container List

box 1

2002.R.44-1r Rubellin, Vue générale des ruines d'Éphèse

Scope and Content Note

Title and numbers from letterpress inscription glued to mount: No. 207. A droite, dans le fond, l'église de Saint-Jean. Éphèse, située...[long inscription continues]
box 1

2002.R.44-1v Photographer unidentified, L'église St. Jean, aujourd'hui Mosquée du Sultan Sélim

Scope and Content Note

Title and numbers from handwritten text glued to mount: No. 208. Elle a été... 27.[long inscription continues]
box 1

2002.R.44-2r Photographer unidentified, Porte de la Persécution dite aussi Porte de St. Jean

Scope and Content Note

Title and numbers from handwritten text glued to mount: No. 209. 26.
box 1

2002.R.44-2v Photographer unidentified, Prison de St. Paul

Scope and Content Note

Title and numbers from handwritten text glued to mount: No. 210. Le sejour de St. Paul à Ephèse et la lutte...[long inscription continues]
box 1

2002.R.44-3r Rubellin, Ruines du Temple de Diane à Ephèse

Scope and Content Note

Title and number from handwritten text glued to mount: No. 211. La Diane d'Ephèse n'avait point de rapport avec...[long inscription] 26.
box 1

2002.R.44-3v Photographer unidentified, Ephèse, Le Chateau

Scope and Content Note

No. 212. Cette construction indique un temps de barbarie. Il est flanqué de tours carrées; La porte de chateau fait face à la mer.
box 1

2002.R.44-4r Rubellin, Ephèse, Tombeau de St. Luc

Scope and Content Note

No. 213, médeçin [sic] converti par St. Paul, évangéliste, apôtre dans la Macédoine et la Troade.
box 1

2002.R.44-4v Photographer unidentified, Le Temple de Lysimaque dans la plaine d'Ephèse

Scope and Content Note

No. 214.
box 1

2002.R.44-5r Photographer unidentified, Ruines du théatre d'Ephèse

Scope and Content Note

No. 215.
box 1

2002.R.44-5v Photographer unidentified, Le théatre d'Ephèse, vu d'en bas

Scope and Content Note

No. 216. C'était un des plus spacieux théatre de l'époque, il est dans un complet état de ruines, mais on en pourrait cependant retracer les lignes entérienres [sic].
box 1

2002.R.44-6r Rubellin, Intérieur de l'église de St. Jean ou Mosquée de Sélim à Ephèse

Scope and Content Note

No. 217.
box 1

2002.R.44-6v Photographer unidentified, Ruines du gymnase d'Ephèse

Scope and Content Note

No. 218.
box 1

2002.R.44-7r Rubellin, Vue des aqueducs et du chateau à Ephèse

Scope and Content Note

No. 219.
box 1

2002.R.44-7v Rubellin, Vue des aqueducs à Ephèse

Scope and Content Note

No. 220.
box 1

2002.R.44-8r Photographer unidentified, Empracement d'une source d'eau chaude à Sardes

Scope and Content Note

No. 221.
box 1

2002.R.44-8v Photographer unidentified, Vue générale des ruins de Sardes

Scope and Content Note

Title and numbers from handwritten text glued to mount: No. 222. Sardes capitale des rois de Lydie en Asie-Mineure, est située...[long inscription] 25.5
Possibly Rubellin.
box 2

2002.R.44-9r Photographer unidentified, Sardes, Ruins imparfaitement déterminées

Scope and Content Note

Title and numbers from handwritten text glued to mount: No. 223. 15.5.
box 2

2002.R.44-9v Photographer unidentified, Tente de Youronks derrière le théatre et l'Acropole

Scope and Content Note

Title and numbers from handwritten text glued to mount: No. 224. 25.5.
box 2

2002.R.44-10r Photographer unidentified, Colonnes du temple de Cybèle et ravin du Pactole

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text glued to mount: No. 225. Deux colonnes lenlt. 25.5[crossed out]. restent debont...[long inscription]
box 2

2002.R.44-10v Photographer unidentified, Le lac du Gygès

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text glued to mount: No. 226. à 2 heures de Sardes dans la plaine. Près de l à se trouve la nécropole...[long inscription continues]
box 2

2002.R.44-11r Rubellin, Smyrne, Ismid par les Tures, une panoramique

Scope and Content Note

No. 227.
box 2

2002.R.44-11v Rubellin, Le Mont Pagus à Smyrne

Scope and Content Note

No. 228. De tous les ouvrages exécutés par les rois de Lydie, par les Ioniens [?] et par Lysimaque, il ne reste qu'une partie...[long inscription continues]
box 2

2002.R.44-12r Photographer unidentified, Vue d'un aqueduc de la vallée Ste. Anne

Scope and Content Note

No. 229. Dans la campagne de Smyrne. Construction du Moyen-Âge.
Possibly Rubellin.
box 2

2002.R.44-12v Rubellin, Même aqueduc que le précédent

Scope and Content Note

No. 230.
box 2

2002.R.44-13r Rubellin, une tente de Yurncks

Scope and Content Note

No. 231. Sorte de nomades fort peu recommamables [sic].
box 2

2002.R.44-13v Photographer unidentified, Vue panoramique de Smyrne

Scope and Content Note

No. 232. L'église grecque de St. Georges au 1er plan, à l'horizon de Mont Pagus.
box 2

2002.R.44-14r Photographer unidentified, Les ruines du Mont Pagus

Scope and Content Note

No. 233.
box 2

2002.R.44-14v Rubellin, A peu de distance de Smyrne

Scope and Content Note

No. 234. Un bassin alimenté par une infinité de sources fournit tour à tour la force motrice à une fabrique de papier et à un moulin. Ce bassin...[long inscription continues]
box 2

2002.R.44-15r Rubellin, Village de Kudludja

Scope and Content Note

No. 235. Aux environs de Smyrne.
box 2

2002.R.44-15v Photographer unidentified, Bournaba

Scope and Content Note

No. 236. Village de 5000 habitants environ, non loin de Smyrne; lieu de villiégature [sic] des familles grecques de Smyrne pendant s'été.
box 2

2002.R.44-16r Rubellin, L'Eglise de St. Polycarpe et le Mont Pagus

Scope and Content Note

No. 237.
box 2

2002.R.44-16v Photographer unidentified, Le Val de Bonjah, aux environs de Smyrne

Scope and Content Note

No. 238. Autre résidence d'été des familles Smyrnietes.
box 3

2002.R.44-17r Photographer unidentified, Vue panoramique avec Karatash et la montagne des deux frères à l'horizon

Scope and Content Note

No. 239.
box 3

2002.R.44-17v Rubellin, Cimetierre turc près du pont des caravanes, à proximité de Smyrne

Scope and Content Note

No. 240.
box 3

2002.R.44-18r Photographer unidentified, Vue panoramique de Smyrne

Scope and Content Note

No. 241. La rade, la ville et la caserne turque sur la rive.
box 3

2002.R.44-18v Photographer unidentified, Vue cimetière Turc

Scope and Content Note

No. 242.
box 3

2002.R.44-19r Photographer unidentified, Le Port de Rhodes

Scope and Content Note

No. 247.
box 3

2002.R.44-19v Photographer unidentified, Le Fort St. Nicolas à Rhodes

Scope and Content Note

No. 248.
box 3

2002.R.44-20r Photographer unidentified, Les trois moulins à Rhodes

Scope and Content Note

No. 249.
box 3

2002.R.44-20v Photographer unidentified, Une vue de Rhodes

Scope and Content Note

No. 250.
box 3

2002.R.44-21r Photographer unidentified, Rhodes, anciens canons des Chevaliers

Scope and Content Note

No. 251.
box 3

2002.R.44-21v Photographer unidentified, Intérieur de la forteresse

Scope and Content Note

No. 252.
box 3

2002.R.44-22r Photographer unidentified, Rhodes, tours de la forteresse

Scope and Content Note

No. 253.
box 3

2002.R.44-22v Photographer unidentified, Rhodes, la rue des Chevaliers

Scope and Content Note

No. 254.
box 3

2002.R.44-23r Photographer unidentified, Interieur du Chateau de Rhodes

Scope and Content Note

No. 255. Et tour de l'horloge.
box 3

2002.R.44-23v Photographer unidentified, Rhodes, porte Nord de Chateau

Scope and Content Note

No. 256.
box 3

2002.R.44-24r Svoboda, Alexander, Rhodes, salle d'armes de Chevaliers

Scope and Content Note

No. 257.
box 3

2002.R.44-24v Photographer unidentified, Rhodes, la porte rouge de la forteresse

Scope and Content Note

No. 258.
box 4

2002.R.44-25r Photographer unidentified, Vue générale et Nécropole de Lindos

Scope and Content Note

No. 261. Ancienne ville de l'ile de Rhodes.
box 4

2002.R.44-25v Photographer unidentified, Ancien chateau des chevoliers à Lindos

Scope and Content Note

No. 262.
box 4

2002.R.44-26r Photographer unidentified, Murs primitifs de la Ville de Lindos

Scope and Content Note

No. 263.
box 4

2002.R.44-26v Photographer unidentified, Lindos, tombeau de cippe funeraire en forme d'autel

Scope and Content Note

No. 264.
box 4

2002.R.44-27r Photographer unidentified, Lindos, sombassement de Temple d'Artémis ou Diane

Scope and Content Note

No. 265.
box 4

2002.R.44-27v Photographer unidentified, Lindos, ruines du Temple de Minerve

Scope and Content Note

No. 266.
box 4

2002.R.44-28r Photographer unidentified, Lindos, L'Ile de corail

Scope and Content Note

No. 267.
box 4

2002.R.44-28v Photographer unidentified, Alasehéir, l'ancienne Philadelphie, ville d'Anatolie

Scope and Content Note

No. 268. En Turquie d'Asie, à 124 Kilomètres de Smyrne. Vue générale.
box 4

2002.R.44-29r Photographer unidentified, Magnésie, ville de Lydie

Scope and Content Note

No. 269. Sur l'Hermus, au pied du mont Sipyle, à quelques heures de Smyrne. Station du chemin de fer. On distingue faiblement la ville.
box 4

2002.R.44-29v Svoboda, Alexander, La statue, dite de Niobé

Scope and Content Note

No. 270. Creusée dans le roc sur le mont Sipyle.
box 4

2002.R.44-30r Svoboda, Alexander, Hiérapolis, ville de Phrygie

Scope and Content Note

No. 271. Près du Méandre. Ruines de l'église et de l'arc triomphal.
Signed A. Svoboda in lower left of negative.
box 4

2002.R.44-30v Svoboda, Alexander, Aphrodisia, en Carie

Scope and Content Note

No. 272. Ruines du Temple de Venus.
Signed A. Svoboda in lower right of negative.
box 4

2002.R.44-31r Photographer unidentified, Pompéiopolis, l'ancienne Soli en Cilicie

Scope and Content Note

No. 273. Ruins d'un portique construie par Pompée qui donna son nom à la Ville.
Photo after a drawing. Possibly image-maker's mark of intertwined "I" and "W" in lower left corner of image.
box 4

2002.R.44-31v Photographer unidentified, Ruines de l'amphithéatre de Pergame ancienne ville de Mysie

Scope and Content Note

No. 274. Au confluent du Caique et du Cetius, célèbre par son temple...[long inscription continues]
box 4

2002.R.44-32r Photographer unidentified, La statue de Sésostris

Scope and Content Note

No. 275. Taillée dans le roc à Karabel près de Nymphio à 28 K. Est de Smyrne.
Signed A. Svoboda in lower center of negative.
box 4

2002.R.44-32v Svoboda, Alexander, ruines de la Basilique romaine de Pergame

Scope and Content Note

No. 276.