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The Great Pillars and Smaller Temple, Baalbec,

From Sinai and Palestine

Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume

Dimensions (Image): 230 x 163 mm (9.1 x 6.4 in.)

Dimensions (Mount (album sheet)): 437 x 318 mm (17.2 x 12.5 in.)

Printed on mount: “THE GREAT PILLARS AND SMALLER TEMPLE, Baalbec.”; inscribed in pencil, lower left corner: “70”; inscribed on negative in image, lower left corner: “Frith P 143”

Edition: As published in the album "Sinai and Palestine" (London: William Mackenzie), 1862

Accession number: 2009.16.25

Gift of Weston and Mary Naef in honor of Ella Dawes Naef, class of 2002, 2009

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Collector’s stamp of Weston J. Naef in red on verso of the volume’s title page

Bibliography: Douglas R. Nickel, Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2004); Jon Manchip White, Egypt and the Holy Land in Historic Photographs: 77 Views by Francis Frith (New York: Dover, 1980), plate 73

Work Type: photograph

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