Album of Iranian Photographic Portraits
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2012.05
Creators:
Unknown
Abdullah Mirza Qajar, 1850-1909
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Persian
Handwritten annotations in Persian.
Physical Description:
1 Item
Album (76 photoprints)
b&w
76 Items
Photographic prints
b&w
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A family compiled album bound in gold embossed green leather and sold by Au Bon Marche, Paris. Seventy-six informal and studio individual portraits or groups by a variety of photographers from the 1860s to the 1940s or later. Subjects are likely family members, although formal portraits of royalty are also included. Formats range from large cabinet prints to cartes de visites, and are inserted into pockets rather than glued onto pages. Many of the prints have been cut down to fit into the cartes de visite pockets of the album. Most of the photographs have Persian language annotations written in pen or pencil.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Images indexed by original photographic print number.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase; 2014.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2012.05

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Citation
Album of Iranian Photographic Portraits. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Qajar dynasty, -- Iran, -- 1794-1925 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Nāsir al-Dīn Shāh, Shah of Iran, 1831-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/