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Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts

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CDV Photograph: Women of Algeria

Description

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.

Price

£925.00