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Album du Musée de Boulaq by Hippolyte Béchard, 1872

MS. 23051 photogr. 62

Photographically-illustrated book showing artefacts from collections of the Boulaq Museum in Cairo. Photographs by Hippolyte and Emile Béchard. Text by Auguste Mariette.


  • Creation: 1872


1 item

Language of Materials

  • French

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MS. 23051 photogr. 62

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 92:4787; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 269

Biographical / Historical

Emile and Hippolyte Béchard operated a studio in Cairo in the 1870s. Emile is known for his views of Egypt's cultural heritage, and his brother Hippolyte was known to sell the photographs from the studio. Auguste Mariette was a French scholar, archaeologist, and Egyptologist, and the founder of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Charles Wood USA, 01/05/1992

Physical Facet

Carbon prints from wet collodion plate negatives

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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