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Remembrances of the Near East: The Photographs of Bonfils, 1867-1907

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This catalogue documents an exhibition of photographs taken by the Bonfils firm between 1867 and 1907. Bonfils’ photographs of the Near East -- its landscapes, its cities, its architecture, and its peoples -- are some of the most telling and evocative traces of the Romantic Orient made in the last century. No other firm produced such a consistent quantity of good photographic imagery of the Near East. Bonfils published tens of thousands of prints and lantern slides, forming one of the most extensive visual anthologies of Near Eastern material culture.

  • Remembrances of the Near East: The Photographs of Bonfils, 1867-1907
  • Cambridge: The Harvard Semitic Museum, International Museum of Photography at George Eastmann House, and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1980
  • Pp. 23; 13 B&W illustrations
  • Out of Print

Revised: January 11, 2013

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