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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Russ 153

Glass plate negatives of the southern Russian empire and its people

Negatives probably taken by a French tourist documenting street life in Russia and the Caucasus in the late 19th century.

Dates

  • circa 1890

Language of Materials

French

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Restricted: fragile; consult curatorial staff.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

77 dry glass plate negatives sorted into 5 small boxes by A. Lumière & ses fils; many plates with paper notes in French. Negatives probably taken by a French tourist chiefly document street life in Russia and the Caucasus including people and market places but also important buildings, villages, and roads.

Biographical / Historical

The approximate date of the negatives is derived from the history of the popularity of glass plate negatives, as well as the date of founding of the A. Lumière & ses fils factory.

Arrangement

Arranged in five groups by geographical location.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-52. Purchased from Pierre-Yves Guillemet with funds from the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund, 2018 October.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Glass plate negatives of the southern Russian empire and its people, circa 1890 (MS Russ 153): Guide
Status
in_progress
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 January 16
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03076

Repository Details

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