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The Resource Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne

Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne

Label
Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne
Title
Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Summary
Album of photographs of Egypt by W. Hammerschmidt, from 1860-1869 when Hammerschmidt worked in Egypt.
Biographical or historical data
Professional photographer, born in Berlin, Germany, active in Egypt between 1860 and 1869, where he maintained a studio, selling photographs, and photographic equipment, and supplies.
Cataloging source
CLUS
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
Hammerschmidt's albumen silver prints, printed using a collodion glass negative, document the great mosques, temples, tombs, and other archaeological sites of Egypt, especially in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. Photos of Alexandria include views of the Place des Consuls, and Pompey's Pillar. In Cairo, there are many photos of the Citadel, and the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, as well as the area around the Citadel, including the striped facades of mosques and minarets, a strangely empty souk, and a streetscape of Coptic houses. The pyramids in Giza are highlighted by a row of palm trees, and the body and paws of the Sphinx remain unexcavated; only the great head of the Sphinx is visible in the sand. The album contains views of many of the antiquities sites, such as Dandara, the temples of Luxor viewed from the Nile, the massive columns of the temple at Karnak, the temple of Ramses III at Medina Habu, the colossal statues of Memnon near Valley of the Kings, and the temple pylons at Idfu and Philae. In Aswan, feluccas, or traditional Egyptian sailboats, line the riverbank at Aswan, and there is also a view of Elephantine Island in the Nile. The album concludes with the Great Temple of Abu Simbel near the southern border with Sudan
Technique
not applicable
Label
Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8125tnv/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Dates from years Hammerschmidt worked in Egypt
  • Photographs (23.8 x 31.4 cm) are mounted on rectos of leaves of heavy white card stock; photographer's name and stock number stamped in lower left or right corner of each photo; numbers above and identifying captions in French below in ms. ink
  • Bound in brown leather covers; gold-stamped cover title "Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne;" glossy textured white endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Additional information available at the University of Washington University Libraries website, where 11 Hammerschmidt photos can be viewed in the International Collections Database at http://tinyurl.com/4ncyc9f
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
41 x 52 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (83 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth clamshell box, with spine title stamped in black: "Hammerschmidt. Monuments de l'Egypte."
Other physical details
albumen silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707939019
  • ucoclc707939019
Label
Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8125tnv/
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Dates from years Hammerschmidt worked in Egypt
  • Photographs (23.8 x 31.4 cm) are mounted on rectos of leaves of heavy white card stock; photographer's name and stock number stamped in lower left or right corner of each photo; numbers above and identifying captions in French below in ms. ink
  • Bound in brown leather covers; gold-stamped cover title "Monuments de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne;" glossy textured white endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Additional information available at the University of Washington University Libraries website, where 11 Hammerschmidt photos can be viewed in the International Collections Database at http://tinyurl.com/4ncyc9f
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
41 x 52 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (83 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth clamshell box, with spine title stamped in black: "Hammerschmidt. Monuments de l'Egypte."
Other physical details
albumen silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707939019
  • ucoclc707939019

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