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The Great Pillars and Smaller Temple, Baalbec

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The Great Pillars and Smaller Temple, Baalbec

published 1862
19th century
230 x 163 mm (9.1 x 6.4 in.)

Francis Frith, British (English), (1822–1898)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Series: from Sinai and Palestine
Edition: As published in the album "Sinai and Palestine" (London: William Mackenzie), 1862
Marks: 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”
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, NJ: 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.
Credit Line: Gift of Weston and Mary Naef in honor of Ella Dawes Naef, class of 2002, 2009
Accession Number: 2009.16.25

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  • archaeology - Study of human history through the remnants of material culture, environment, and animal remains. [July 1994 related term added. June 1994 lead-in term added; related term added. April 1993 related term added. February 1992 scope note added. February 1991 alternate term added.]
  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • Asia - TGN 1000004
  • Middle East - TGN 7001526 (general region). All DAC object records formerly indexed with term “West Asia” were revised in 2010 to “Middle East” (Eurocentric but standards-compliant); some future TGN revision that uses current preferred terms may support restoration of the better “West Asia.”
  • religious buildings
  • Syria - TGN 1000140
  • temples - Use for religious buildings dedicated to the service of a deity or deities, often housing a cult image; do not use for such Christian or Islamic religious buildings, prefer "churches" or "mosques." May also be used for Protestant places of worship in France and some French-speaking regions. [February 1995 scope note added.]
  • travel photography

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

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