Album of photographs of Egypt by W. Hammerschmidt, bearing binder's date of 1862.
Professional photographer, born in Berlin, Germany, active in Egypt between 1860 and 1869, where he maintained a studio, selling
photographs, and photographic equipment, and supplies. He exhibited his photographs of Egypt at the Société Française de Photographie
in 1861 and 1863, and at the Exposition Universelle in 1867. Cf. Focus East: early photography in the Near East (1839-1885)
/ by Nissan N. Perez. New York: Abrams, c1988, p. 174; and the Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century photography / John Hannavy,
ed. London: Routledge, 2007, v. 1, p. 633, available online.
1 album (54 photographic prints) : albumen silver, 38 x 47 cm (album)
Photographs (24 x 32 cm) are mounted on rectos of leaves of heavy white card stock; photographer's name and stock number stamped
in lower left or right corner of each photo; identifying captions in French printed below.
Bound in black cloth covers, with gold-stamped title "Souvenirs d'Egypte 1862;" gold-stamped spine title "souvenirs d'Egypte."
Spec. Coll. copy: name of former owner, "Ernest Godard," French physician and anthropologist, who died in Jerusalem in 1862,
stamped in gold in lower left corner. In modern beige cloth clamshell box, with box title "Hammerschmidt. Souvenirs d'Egypte."
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