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[Photograph album of Isabella Bird's travels on horseback from Baghdad to Tehran in 1890]

Label
[Photograph album of Isabella Bird's travels on horseback from Baghdad to Tehran in 1890]
Title
[Photograph album of Isabella Bird's travels on horseback from Baghdad to Tehran in 1890]
Title variation
  • I.B. photographs Persia 1890
  • Photographs Persia 1890
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album containing 101 black-and-white photographs documenting Isabella Bird's journey from Baghdad to Tehran in 1890.
Biographical or historical data
Nineteenth-century English traveler, explorer, writer, photographer, natural historian, and humanitarian.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
Early in 1890, Bird, accompanied by Major Herbert Sawyer, an intelligence officer in the Indian Army, began the journey on horseback from Baghdad eastwards through Kurdistan towards Tehran. The photographs document the rugged landscape and the native peoples she encountered along the way in Khaniqin, Kirmānshāh, Hamadān, and Qum. In the remote camps and villages she visits, Bird photographs groups of native peoples--Armenians, Bakhtiyaris, and Lurs--and describes their homes, tents, clothing, food, customs, and government. Some of the photographs are portraits of local chieftains or "khans", often posed with their extended families, and there are several photographs of groups of Bakhtiyaris, including groups of women in their robes and headscarves. The British presence in Persia in documented in several photographs of the British Residency in Baghdad, and the summer home of the British Agent outside Kirmānshāh. There are also a few photographs of the Tehran Legation: one includes the British minister to Persia, Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, seated with other British government officials, another portrays the Legation servants gathered on the front terrace of the Legation building, a third shows the Legation State room, with portrait of the Queen in coronation robes over the fireplace. Photographs from Iṣfahān show the Anglican church there, the Church Missionary Society school for boys, the Society's school for Armenian girls, and Aganur, agent for the British government to the court of the Sultan, with his family. Captions note the presence of Bird in several of the photographs
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of Isabella Bird's travels on horseback from Baghdad to Tehran in 1890]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8hh6m93/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Photographer, title, and date from front cover
  • Photographs are mounted on recto and verso of first [27] light beige cardboard leaves, two to a page; last [31] p. of album are blank. Interleaved with the photographs are printed leaves of descriptions, each numbered to correspond with a particular photograph, although there are many gaps in the numbering sequence. The descriptions are so eloquent and detailed that they were probably written and inserted by Mrs. Bird herself
  • Bound in dark gray and black pebbled grain morocco; gold-stamped cover title "I.B. Photographs. Persia 1890."
  • Isabella Bird photographs of the landscapes, buildings, and people she encountered in her travels are housed in the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland. For Isabella Bird's own account of her travels in Persia, cf. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan : including a summer in the Upper Karun region and a visit to the Nestorian rayahs / by Mrs. Bishop (Isabella L. Bird) ; in two volumes ... ; with portrait, maps, and illustrations. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons; London : John Murray, 1891. For detailed information on Isabella Bird's family life, upbringing, education, marriage and life's work, historical and political background of the time, and a map of Bird's travels in Persia and Kurdistan, see C.E. Bosworth's "The Intrepid Victorian Lady in Persia: Mrs. Isabella Bishop's Travels in Luristan and Kurdistan, 1890," Iran 27 (1989), 87-101
  • For additional photographs documenting British missionary activities in Iṣfahān, as well as other topics on the genealogical and local history of Iṣfahān, consult the Minasian collection of Armenian material, ca. 1800-1968 (Collection 1632); and the Minasian collection of Near Eastern manuscripts, ca. 1100-1899 (Collection 1147) in UCLA Library Special Collections (descriptions and finding aids available in the Online Archive of California at http://www.oac.cdlib.org)
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
32 x 44 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (101 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: two photographs are missing from their respective pages: nos. 43, and 144. Housed in modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box; spine label "Journeys in Persian and Kurdistan." Presented to Caro O. Minasian by Mr. Leon Aganoor & family, Ishfahan, August 22, 1953.
Other physical details
b&w
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)502333589
  • ucoclc502333589
Label
[Photograph album of Isabella Bird's travels on horseback from Baghdad to Tehran in 1890]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8hh6m93/
Publication
Note
  • Photographer, title, and date from front cover
  • Photographs are mounted on recto and verso of first [27] light beige cardboard leaves, two to a page; last [31] p. of album are blank. Interleaved with the photographs are printed leaves of descriptions, each numbered to correspond with a particular photograph, although there are many gaps in the numbering sequence. The descriptions are so eloquent and detailed that they were probably written and inserted by Mrs. Bird herself
  • Bound in dark gray and black pebbled grain morocco; gold-stamped cover title "I.B. Photographs. Persia 1890."
  • Isabella Bird photographs of the landscapes, buildings, and people she encountered in her travels are housed in the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland. For Isabella Bird's own account of her travels in Persia, cf. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan : including a summer in the Upper Karun region and a visit to the Nestorian rayahs / by Mrs. Bishop (Isabella L. Bird) ; in two volumes ... ; with portrait, maps, and illustrations. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons; London : John Murray, 1891. For detailed information on Isabella Bird's family life, upbringing, education, marriage and life's work, historical and political background of the time, and a map of Bird's travels in Persia and Kurdistan, see C.E. Bosworth's "The Intrepid Victorian Lady in Persia: Mrs. Isabella Bishop's Travels in Luristan and Kurdistan, 1890," Iran 27 (1989), 87-101
  • For additional photographs documenting British missionary activities in Iṣfahān, as well as other topics on the genealogical and local history of Iṣfahān, consult the Minasian collection of Armenian material, ca. 1800-1968 (Collection 1632); and the Minasian collection of Near Eastern manuscripts, ca. 1100-1899 (Collection 1147) in UCLA Library Special Collections (descriptions and finding aids available in the Online Archive of California at http://www.oac.cdlib.org)
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
32 x 44 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (101 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: two photographs are missing from their respective pages: nos. 43, and 144. Housed in modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box; spine label "Journeys in Persian and Kurdistan." Presented to Caro O. Minasian by Mr. Leon Aganoor & family, Ishfahan, August 22, 1953.
Other physical details
b&w
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)502333589
  • ucoclc502333589

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