Travel Photograph Albums

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US TxSaT SC.045

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Travel Photograph Albums


  • circa 1880s (Creation)


2 boxes (1 linear foot)

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Scope and content

Collection of dismembered nineteenth century travel photograph albums. Photograph albums like these were popular souvenirs for travelers, and depicted local costume, monuments, landscapes, and town scenes.

This collection consists of leaves removed from multiple albums, including works by photographers Antonio Beato, Félix Bonfils, Francis Frith, Knud Knudsen, Axel Lindahl, Jean Pascal Sébah, Pascal Sébah, Rudolph Tamme, Olaf Martin Peder Væring, James Valentine, G.W. Wilson, and Adelphoi Zangaki, and including works published by Richard Andvord, William Mervin Lawrence, and Schröder & Co. The majority of the photographs are albumen prints; the collection also includes some collodion process prints. Locations depicted in the photographs are primarily in Europe and the Middle East, and include Egypt, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Norway, and Sweden. The collection includes a total of 213 photographs.

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Photographs are arranged by publisher or photographer (where identifiable).

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This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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      Provenance unknown.

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      • Citation: Travel Photograph Albums. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).
      • Conservation: Cleaned by library staff in 2022.

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      Archivist's note

      Processed by Colleen Hoelscher, November 2022.

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