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CDV Photograph: Women of Algeria


A most pleasing lot of 12 rare albumen carte-de-visite ethnic photographs from Algeria, the sitters all being indigenous peoples, eight of which capture the beauty and traditional dress of women. Photographs measure approximately 9 x 5,5 cm with exception of one which is rough trimmed at 7 x 6 cm, each is mounted onto a cdv cardstock, eight cards featuring photographer's details and monogram stamps to verso. Occasional manuscript inscriptions. Mounts measure approximately 10,5 x 6,5 cm. Indication of a pre-mounting tear to bottom margin of one photograph, otherwise the lot in Very Good Condition, nicely preserved, striking images by at least five early French colonial photographers in the region.