Query: Architecture -- Iran
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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in FSA.A.04 for Architecture -- Iran
Lionel Bier Collection
Creators:
Bier, Lionel D., 1942-2004
Dates:
1975-1992
Size:
1.2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2004.05
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Drawings, field notes, photogoraphs, and correspondence documenting Lionel Bier's work at a number of both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, in 1975 and 1976. Focus primarily is on Sassanian sites. Sites covered include: Bishapur, Firuzabad, Istakhr, Masjid-i Sang, Sarvistan, and Shari-i Ij.

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in FSA.A2004.05 for Architecture -- Iran
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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in FSA.A2015.09 for Architecture -- Iran
Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture
Creators:
Seherr-Thoss, Hans Christoph, Graf von, 1918-
Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P.
Dates:
circa 1960-1968
Size:
4 Linear feet (approximate: 1250 items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.15
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photographs and negatives of Sonia P. and Hans C. Seherr-Thoss. Mounted and unmounted color slides, transparencies, black and white negatives, mounted prints, contact sheets, and a photograph, circa 1960-1968. The majority of images, taken by Hans C. Seherr-Thoss, appear in their publication, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, published by the, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1968. Countries depicted are Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

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in FSA.A2001.15 for Architecture -- Iran
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Item (album (99 photoprints), b&w, 31.2 cm. x 41.6 cm. (sheet))
62 Albumen prints (b&w, 25 cm. x 20 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2011.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A large album of prints by photographer Antoin Sevruguin, likely dating from his early career in Iran in the 1870s and 1880s. The collection also includes a number of loose, unbacked prints, many duplicating the photographs in the album. Roughly half of the mounted prints have English handwritten captions.

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in FSA.A2011.03 for Architecture -- Iran
Dorothy Shepherd Photographs
Creators:
Shepherd, Dorothy
Dates:
undated
Size:
35 Items (mm color slides 23,500)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2015.12
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Images of Near Eastern art objects, world sites, and architectural sites. The slide collection contains irreplaceable images of textiles, art objects and architectural sites from the Middle East and Iran. Highlights of the collection are the textile, Sasanian metal works and Middle Eastern and Iranian architectural sites.

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in FSA.A2015.12 for Architecture -- Iran
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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in FSA.A1991.04 for Architecture -- Iran
Portrait of a Woman
Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880s-1930
Size:
1 Gelatin silver print (b&w, -- cm. x -- cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2012.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

- On recto of the print, faded handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "245."

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in FSA.A2012.03 for Architecture -- Iran
Dasht-i Lar Region, Mount Damavand in Background: Shah's Escort Regiment
Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880s-1930
Size:
1 Gelatin silver print (b&w)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2012.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

- On recto of the print, faded handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "909."

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in FSA.A2012.02 for Architecture -- Iran
Portrait of Young Woman in Elaborate Costume
Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880s-1930
Size:
1 Gelatin silver print (b&w)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2012.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

- On recto of the print, faded handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "751."

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in FSA.A2012.04 for Architecture -- Iran
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