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Finding Aid for Views and Peoples of Algeria, circa 1867-1868
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Views and Peoples of Algeria
    Date (inclusive): circa 1867-1868
    Number: 2002.R.9
    Physical Description: 1.0 album(s) (82 photographic prints)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: This is an album of photographic prints, including landscapes and portraits.
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    Language: Collection material is in English and French

    Biographical/Historical Note

    The compiler of the album is unidentified. Several photographs are attributed to Jean Prod'hom, who ran a studio in Bône, Algeria, during the 1860s-1890s.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

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    Preferred Citation

    Views and peoples of Algeria album, circa 1867-1868, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 2002.R.9

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2002.

    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 album of 82 albumen prints on 75 pages includes cityscapes and urban views, landscapes, formal and informal portraits, and local vegetation. Several photographs are attributed to Jean Prod'hom; the other photographers are unknown.
    The album has black morocco covers. The title stamped on the front cover in Arabic is: A. B. A., 1867. Inside front cover is stamped: R. Ackermann, London.
    The pages are numbered in pencil on the recto side only, and 30 photographs are identified with pencil in English or French; some are dated 1867 or 1868. Captions are devised by the cataloger except where noted.


    In original order.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Clothing and dress--Algeria
    Indigenous peoples--Algeria
    Islamic architecture--Algeria

    Subjects - Places

    Algeria--Description and travel

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints--Algeria--19th century
    Studio portraits--Algeria--19th century


    Prod'hom, Jean