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COLLECTION Identifier: BER-43

Charles Henry Coster photographs of Libya

Overview

Photographs of Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic monuments in Libya.

Dates

  • 1935

Creator

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.

Extent

75 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.

Arrangement

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.

Processed by

Spyros Koulouris

Title
Charles Henry Coster photographs of Libya, 1935: A Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Biblioteca Berenson
Date
February 01, 2021
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng
EAD ID
ber00043

Repository Details

Part of the Biblioteca Berenson, I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Repository

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