Charles Henry Coster photographs of Libya
Photographs of Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic monuments in Libya.
- Coster, Charles Henry, 1897-1977 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.
Extent75 photographic prints
The collection includes gelatin silver prints depicting monuments in Libya. Most of them show Greek and Roman ruins, as well as landscapes and views of cities and archaeological sites. The photos were taken by Charles Henry Coster between April and May of 1935 during the trip he did together with Bernard Berenson, Nicky Mariano, and his wife Vincenza (Byba) Giuliani.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Henry Coster was an American scholar born in 1897. He graduated from Harvard University in 1920 and from the Columbia University Law School in 1923. The same year he met his future wife Vincenza (Byba) Giuliani in Florence, where he served as vice-consul. He wrote articles and books on late-Roman and Byzantine history. He died in Florence at the age of 79 on March 3, 1977.
The photographs are arranged in alphabetical order by staff of the Biblioteca Berenson.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated as part of the Berenson photo archive.
- Charles Henry Coster photographs of Libya, 1935: A Finding Aid
- Biblioteca Berenson
- February 01, 2021
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