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Fabric Printing Production. Painting White Cotton Fabric
This photograph is from the trades (economic) 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 ...
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Fabric Printing Production. Printing Patterns on White Cotton Fabric
This photograph is from the trades (economic) 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 ...
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Fabric Printing Production. Samples of Stamps for White Cotton Fabric
This photograph is from the trades (economic) 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 ...
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Fabric Printing Production. Samples of Stamps for White Cotton Fabric
This photograph is from the trades (economic) 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 ...
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Utensils. Domestic Metalware
This photograph is from the trades (economic) 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 ...
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ʻAmra Palace. Wall Paintings
This image is from Bilder aus Palästina, Nord-Arabien und dem Sinai (Images from Palestine, North Arabia, and the Sinai), an album of 105 photographs of scenes in the Middle East taken by German archeologist and orientalist Bernhard Moritz (1859–1939). The album includes views of Jerusalem, Mecca, Medina, Hejaz and Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, Petra in Jordan, and Mount Sinai in Egypt. Also shown are views of exteriors and interiors of temples, mosques, and archeological remains; street scenes in Mecca and Medina; small villages and views of the desert; and ...
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ʻAmra Palace. Wall Paintings
This image is from Bilder aus Palästina, Nord-Arabien und dem Sinai (Images from Palestine, North Arabia, and the Sinai), an album of 105 photographs of scenes in the Middle East taken by German archeologist and orientalist Bernhard Moritz (1859–1939). The album includes views of Jerusalem, Mecca, Medina, Hejaz and Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, Petra in Jordan, and Mount Sinai in Egypt. Also shown are views of exteriors and interiors of temples, mosques, and archeological remains; street scenes in Mecca and Medina; small villages and views of the desert; and ...
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Rule of the Five Orders of Architecture: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite taken from Roman Antiquities by Me, Giovanni Battista Montano of Milan
The valuable collection of drawings at the National Library of Spain is noted for the high quality of its Italian drawings spanning the 16th century to 19th century. This architectural drawing, which follows baroque conventions, is a self-portrait of Giovanni Battista Montano (1534−1621), who is shown carrying the compass and ruler of an architect. The allegories of Architecture and Geometry are seen at each side. The drawing was conceived as a frontispiece for Montano’s unpublished treatise, in which he interpreted the works of such architects as Palladio and ...
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Ornaments of Domestic Industry: Ruthenian Peasant Metalwork
Vzory promyslu domashnogo vyroby metalevi selian na Rusi (Ornaments of domestic industry: Ruthenian peasant metalwork) is one of a series of books published by the Industrial Museum in L’viv (present-day Ukraine), this one appearing in 1882. The explanatory text appears in Polish, Ruthenian (a predecessor of modern Ukrainian), German, and French, and it highlights the art and aesthetic taste shown in everyday objects. The book’s focus is the Hutsuls, a people of the Carpathian Mountains, mainly in western and southwestern Ukraine, but also northern Romania and eastern Poland ...
Artisans Practicing the Decorative Technique of "Barniz de Pasto," Pasto Province
This watercolor by Manuel María Paz (1820−1902) shows three people, possibly a family group, sitting around a small table painting pottery artifacts in a shop in Pasto Province (present-day Nariño Department), southwest Colombia. In the background, a well-dressed man examines the wares, while another man wearing a poncho surveys the scene. The watercolor is typical of Paz’s work, which captured the diversity of the population of Colombia and depicted the daily activities and traditional customs of the country’s different ethnic, racial, and social groups. Paz was born ...
Correguaje Indians in Their Traditional Garments, Caquetá Territory
This watercolor by Manuel María Paz (1820−1902) shows members of an Amerindian ethnic group. Paz calls them Correguajes, which is also the name of their language (now usually spelled Koreguaje). Koreguaje speakers live in present-day Caquetá Department in southern Colombia. The people appear to be participating in a ceremonial ritual, with musical instruments, ornate headwear, and necklaces. The watercolor is typical of Paz’s work, which captured the diversity of the population of Colombia and depicted the daily activities and traditional customs of the country’s different ethnic, racial ...
Finn and Burton's Paper Hangings Warehouse. Number 142, Arch Street, Philadelphia
This advertising print from 1849 shows the paper hangings warehouse of the Finn & Burton firm, located at 142 (now the 600 block) Arch Street, Philadelphia. Through the open entryway two ladies and a gentleman can be seen seated at a table, while a clerk shows them wallpaper samples. The large side windows reveal massive architectural scenes, the illusion of depth in them presumably created by the elegant wall hangings. Well-dressed pedestrians pass by in the street. In the trompe l’oeil border around the main illustration hang samples of wall ...
Hart, Montgomery and Company, Successors to Isaac Pugh and Company. Manufacturers and Importers of Paper Hangings, Number 118 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Manufactory, Northeast Corner of Schuylkill Front and Wood Streets
This advertising print from around 1852 shows an exterior view of the manufactory operated from 1849 until 1860 by William Hart and A.J. Montgomery at Schuylkill Front (later 22nd Street) and Wood Streets, depicted within a lithographed tromp l'oeil wood frame. Hart, Montgomery & Company describes itself in the print as manufacturers and importers of paper hangings. During the mid-19th century, Philadelphia was the premier American city of fine wallpaper production. A horse-drawn cart stands idle by a side entrance of the multi-storied factory and four goats roam a ...