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 French 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.

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

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 83-38, Louis Constant Victor Rilliet photographs and diaries, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional glass stereographs can be found in the National Museum of American History Archives Center in the Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Edward S. and Germaine M. Gallagher, 1983.

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