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Finding Aid for Tour in Algeria, November 1872-December 1872
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tour in Algeria
    Date (inclusive): Nov 1872-Dec 1872
    Number: 93.R.33
    Creator/Collector: Pilter, J. G.
    Physical Description: 1.0 album(s) (91 photographic prints)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: A detailed journal of text, photographic prints, maps, and letters documenting Englishman J.G. Pilter's trip to Algeria in 1872.
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    Language: Collection material is in French with some English

    Biographical/Historical Note

    A photograph album compiled by Englishman J.G. Pilter, documenting his trip to Algeria in 1872.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Tour in Algeria album, Nov 1872-Dec 1872, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 93.R.33

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1993.

    Processing History

    Processed and cataloged by Beth Guynn; finding aid encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The volume comprises a detailed journal with 91 accompanying photographs, compiled by Englishman J.G. Pilter, documenting his trip to Algeria in 1872. It includes three maps with travel routes indicated in red ink, three tipped-in official letters in French and Arabic exhorting local chiefs to adequately provide for the travelers' needs, and a newspaper clipping. Eleven pages of the text have small (6 x 11 cm.) photographic reproductions of drawings of desert scenes pasted on them. The narrative and images begin in Stora and proceed to Phillippeville (Skikda), Bône, Guelma, Hamma-Meskoutine, Batna, Chabet-el-Akhra, El-Kantara, and Biskra.
    Included are numerous views of nomad encampments, Roman ruins, and oasis landscapes. A large number of the images document Biskra and nearby villages and oases such as El-Kantara and Sidi-Okba.
    Title on album cover. Page numbers are handwritten at the top of each page following the title page. English captions are printed or handwritten, usually in ink, on mounts, except where noted.


    In original order.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Algerian diaries--19th century
    Nomads--Africa, North

    Subjects - Places

    Algeria--Description and travel
    Biskra (Algeria : Province)

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints--Algeria--19th century


    Sarrault & Lombard.
    Sarrault, A.