Adolphe Braun photographs of art in European museums, circa 1866-1877

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-34
Creators:
Braun, Adolphe, 1811-1877
Dates:
circa 1866-1877
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
68 mounted prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Roman, Greek, Assyrian, and Egyptian sculpture in European museums. Most of the images were made in the British Museum, but others were made at the Vatican, the Louvre, and in Florence.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Adolphe Braun (1811-1877) was a French photographer and pioneer of photographic reproduction techniques at his studios in Paris and Dornach. Mostly created after 1866, his photographs of famous works of art helped advance the field of art history; this was his most successful photographic project.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 79-34
,
USNM ACC 57117

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 79-34, Adolphe Braun photographs of art in European museums, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs and drawings of paleolithic sites, previously filed in 79-34, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 157.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Material found in Gus Van Beek's office can also be found in the National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 79-38.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs donated by Lucy Hunter Baird as part of accession 57117 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24 and Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Lucy Hunter Baird also donated artifacts to the Department of Anthropology in accession 57117.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
This collection was found in the files in the office of Gus Van Beek, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian, and transferred to the National Anthropological Archives, 1979. The photographs appear to have been in the custody of the Division of Old World Archeology in the United States National Museum. Some photographs were donated by Lucy Hunter Baird on bequest of Professor Spencer Baird to the United States National Museum Department of Anthropology (accession 57117), 1914.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Greek Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Roman Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sculpture, Egyptian Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Assyro-Babylonian Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
British Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musée du Louvre Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
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Suitland 20746
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