Six Photographic Prints by Francis Frith, 1857
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2016.02
Creators:
Frith, Francis
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Prints
albumen, tipped into album leaves with printed captions on verso
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
6 albumen prints, dated 1857 on the negative and on the album page, of Egyptian antiquities and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. All are from a disassembled copy of Frith's publication, "Egypt and Palestine. Photographed and Described by Francis Frith. in Two Volumes" Photograph titles are: Rock Tombs and Belzoni's Pyramid, Gizeh; The Granite Pylon, Thebes; Colossi and Sphynx at Wady Saboua, Nubia; Façade of the Great Temple at Abou Simbel; Jerusalem, From the Mount of Olives, No. 1; Jerusalem, From the Mount of Olives, No. 2.

Arrangement
Arrangement
One flat box.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Francis Frith (1822-1898) was one of the pre-eminent travel photographers of his day, contributing greatly to the popularization of travel photography. He also founded Frith & Co., a specialty printing and publishing firm largely devoted to travel photography in a variety of formats, including souvenir postcards and individual prints of scenic views. By employing a team of photographers to supply images for his inventory and purchasing the rights to interesting photos from other photographers and publishing them under the studio's name, Frith soon amassed the largest collection of its kind, with a catalog than ran to almost 700 pages.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2016.02

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Purchased, 2016.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Temples Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jerusalem Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thebes (Upper Egypt) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gizeh (Egypt) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palestine Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albumen prints Type 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/