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Foreign Missions Library Lantern Slide Collection
Creators:
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Dates:
undated
Size:
98 Lantern slides (black and white and color)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1991.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Lantern slides, undated, some hand-tinted, assembled by the Foreign Missions Library of New York City to document missionary activities in Iran, probably during the early part of the twentienth century. Included are images of missionaries and evangelists, Fiske seminary, The American High School for Boys in Tehran, the Memorial School …

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Russell Hamilton Postcard and Photograph Collection
Creators:
Hamilton, Russell, d. 1911
Dates:
circa 1895-1909
Size:
193 Items (postcards and photographs, black and white and color)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.13
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Assembled by English petty officer Russell Hamilton (d. 1911) during his voyages made prior to 1909, likely for the British Merchant Marines, documenting images of China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Yemen. The items date from between the late 1890's and 1909.The 183 photographic …

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Album of Iranian Photographic Portraits
Creators:
Unknown
Abdullah Mirza Qajar, 1850-1909
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Item (Album (76 photoprints), b&w)
76 Items (Photographic prints, b&w)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2012.05
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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 …

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Fritz Rumpf Notebooks
Creators:
Rumpf, Friedrich Karl Georg, 1888-1949
Dates:
circa 1914-1930s
Size:
3 Notebooks (3 notebooks and loose notes. Notebooks are very worn and many pages are likely not in their original order. Notebook 3 is without covers)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2015.22
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Three undated notebooks by artist and educator Friedrich Karl Georg (Fritz) Rumpf (1888-1949). With multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan. The notebooks also contain many loose paper scraps and letters, including a draft letter addressed to …

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Three Roads to Urga [typescript]
Dates:
circa 1920s
Size:
1 Item (75 pages of typescript)
79 Items (silver prints, black and white)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1996.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A detailed account of uncertain authorship recalling travel to and from Urga (presently known as Ulaanbataar, Mongolia) in Outer Mongolia. The author is perhaps Georg Soderbom; a member of Sven Hedin's expedition who often worked under Frans Larson Soderbom is pictured in many of the collection's silver plates. The account …

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Edgar A. Albin Slides of India
Creators:
Albin, Edgar A., 1908-
Dates:
1954
Size:
1,700 Color slides
Collection ID:
FSA.A2010.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Edgar A. Albin Slide Collection includes images of architecture and sights of India taken in 1954 by Professor Edgar A. Albin, A Fullbright Scholar. A second set shows notable contemporary Indian artists in their studios, as well as examples of their works.

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Stephen Eckerd Collection of Photographs
Creators:
Stephen Eckerd
Dates:
undated
Size:
22 Prints
Collection ID:
FSA.A2013.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A collection of 11 photographic prints collected by Stehen Eckerd in Nepal. Two of the photographs were taken by Eckerd. there are also four 19th century hand-tinted albumen photographs of Japanese scenes. An addition of 7 photographic postcards of Nepal was added in 2014.

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Six Photographic Prints by Francis Frith, 1857
Creators:
Frith, Francis
Dates:
undated
Size:
6 Prints (albumen, tipped into album leaves with printed captions on verso)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2016.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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 …

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Bailey Willis Glass Plate Photonegatives Collection
Creators:
Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949
Dates:
circa 1904
Size:
160 Items (Glass plate photonegatives, Box 1-13, 12.7x20.3 cm, 15.2x25.4 cm)
119 Items (Modern copy prints, Box 14-15, 12x19.5 cm)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1991.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Bailey Willis Glass Plate Photonegatives Collection consists of 160 glass plate photonegatives and 119 modern copy prints mostly of Japanese subjects. Depicting Meiji-era Japan and traditional paintings, the photographs are attributed to the prominent American geologist Bailey Willis, who travelled to Japan in 1904 in his return trip from China to the U.S …

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Album of Persian Photographs
Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Item (album (120 photoprints))
Collection ID:
FSA.A2015.09
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Black leather bound album of 119 albumen prints and one silver gelatin print. Prints are likely produced by the studio of photographer Antoin Sevruguin in the 1870s and 80s in his early career in Iran. Includes handwritten captions in Persian. Many of the prints have an unusually purplish tone.

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