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Views and Peoples of Algeria Album
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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 album(s) (82 photographic prints)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: The album contains 82 photographs of Algeria and includes 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 Ann Guynn; finding aid 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 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 unidentifed.
    The album is bound in black morocco. The title stamped on the front cover in Arabic reads: A. B. A., 1867. The inside front cover is stamped: R. Ackermann, London.
    The pages are numbered in pencil on the recto side only, and 30 photographs are captioned in pencil in English or French; some are dated 1867 or 1868; these captions have been used as the photograph titles; the remainder of the titles were devised by the cataloger.


    In original order.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

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

    Subjects - Places

    Algeria -- Description and travel

    Genres and Forms of Material

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


    Prod'hom, Jean