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Finding Aid of Algerian Cartes-de-Visite Album, circa 1865
91.R.6  
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Description
An album produced for a French public, documenting Algerian architecture and indigenous people.
Background
Alary & Geiser was a photographic firm of long standing in Algiers. The business was possibly begun by Lucien-Jacob Geiser (1810-1852), an ébeniste by trade, who immigrated to Algeria from Switzerland with his wife Julie and three sons in 1850. Jean-Baptiste Antoine Alary (1810-c. 1867), an early daguerreotypist, probably became involved with the business after the death of Geiser père. Eventually the youngest Geiser son, Jean-Théophile (1848-1923) became involved with the business, running it into the 1920s.
Extent
1.0 album(s) (33 photographic prints)
Restrictions
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.