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Places of Social Gathering. Tea House
This photograph is from the ethnographical part of Turkestan Album, a comprehensive visual survey of Central Asia undertaken after imperial Russia assumed control of the region in the 1860s. Commissioned by General Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufman (1818–82), the first governor-general of Russian Turkestan, the album is in four parts spanning six volumes: “Archaeological Part” (two volumes); “Ethnographic Part” (two volumes); “Trades Part” (one volume); and “Historical Part” (one volume). The principal compiler was Russian Orientalist Aleksandr L. Kun, who was assisted by Nikolai V. Bogaevskii. The album contains some ...
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Places of Social Gathering. Kuknarkhane, a Teahouse Specializing in Tea Made from Poppy Pods
This photograph is from the ethnographical part of Turkestan Album, a comprehensive visual survey of Central Asia undertaken after imperial Russia assumed control of the region in the 1860s. Commissioned by General Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufman (1818–82), the first governor-general of Russian Turkestan, the album is in four parts spanning six volumes: “Archaeological Part” (two volumes); “Ethnographic Part” (two volumes); “Trades Part” (one volume); and “Historical Part” (one volume). The principal compiler was Russian Orientalist Aleksandr L. Kun, who was assisted by Nikolai V. Bogaevskii. The album contains some ...
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Beirut. Cafe at the Public Garden
The American Colony in Jerusalem was founded in 1881 as a Christian utopian community by Chicago natives Anna and Horatio Spafford. In addition to pursuing its religious goal of emulating the spirit and practices of the early Christians, the community engaged in humanitarian relief efforts, notably during the difficult years of World War I. The American Colony’s photographic department traced its beginnings to the community’s 1898 purchase of a camera to document a visit to Jerusalem of the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II. Over the years, the colony’s ...
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The Tonhalle, I., Zurich, Switzerland
This photochrome print of the Tonhalle in Zurich is part of “Views of Switzerland” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). This concert hall was constructed to house the Tonhalle Orchestra, which was founded in 1868. The 1913 edition of Baedeker’s Switzerland and the adjacent portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol described the hall as “[an] effective building erected in 1893-95, with café-restaurant, open-air terraces, and large concert-rooms." Cook’s Tourist Handbook for Switzerland (1908) described it as “a palatial establishment, near the lake, with restaurant, and ...
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Arabs at a Cafe, Algiers, Algeria
This photochrome print of men gathered at a coffeehouse in Algiers is part of “Views of People and Sites in Algeria” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). The 1911 edition of Baedeker’s The Mediterranean, seaports and sea routes: Handbook for Travellers described the old city of Algiers as presenting “a highly attractive picture of Oriental life.” Arabs were the dominant group in the population, then as now, but many of the people were Berbers or from other Mahgribi population groups. Baedeker stated that “a few streets ...
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Arabs before a Cafe, Algiers, Algeria
This photochrome print of Arabs at a café in Algiers is part of “Views of People and Sites in Algeria” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). The 1911 edition of Baedeker’s The Mediterranean, seaports and sea routes: Handbook for Travellers described the old city of Algiers as presenting “a highly attractive picture of Oriental life.” Arabs were the dominant group in the population, then as now, but many of the people were Berbers or from other Mahgribi population groups. Baedeker stated that “a few streets only ...
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