Louis Constant Victor Rilliet photographs and diaries, circa 1880-1900

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-38
Creators:
Rilliet, Louis Constant Victor
Dates:
circa 1880-1900
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
2 Diaries
500 Stereographs
circa
glass
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs and diaries made by Louis Constant Victor Rilliet during his business trips throughout Europe and the Middle East. The photographs largely document scenery, buildings, people, and transportation. The diaries, dated 1880 and 1891-1892, discuss visits to Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Turkey, Syria, Malta, Lebanon, Iran, Albania, Switzerland, and England. A viewer for Rilliet's glass stereographs, probably a veriscope, is also available in the collection.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Louis Constant Victor Rilliet (ca. 1848-1917) was a Swiss merchant who mostly traded in silks and velvets in Europe and the Middle East. As a young man, Rilliet had wanted to become an artist, but his father forbade it. During some of his travels, he created watercolor illustrations in his diaries and made stereographic views on glass.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Donated by Edward S. and Germaine M. Gallagher, 1983.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 83-38

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is fragile, but may be open for research subject to approval by the photo archivist.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 83-38, Louis Constant Victor Rilliet photographs and diaries, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Stereoscopic photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turkey Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Austria Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Germany Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belgium Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holland Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Denmark Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palestine Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tunisia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Romania Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cyprus Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greece Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Malta Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lebanon Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iran Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albania Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Switzerland Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
England Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/