Album du Musée de Boulaq by Hippolyte Béchard, 1872
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
Language of Materials
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MS. 23051 photogr. 62
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
Carbon prints from wet collodion plate negatives