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The Special Collections and Institutional Archives departments create finding aids for the Getty Research Institute's archival and visual resource collections and for a few historical records of the J. Paul Getty Trust. A "finding aid" describes the scope and contents of a group of records and provides an inventory of materials within the records.

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1Creator/Collector:  Barry, Maximillien-Étienne-Émile, 1843-1910
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 Title:  Maximilien-Étienne-Émile Barry, Mission scientifique de Mr. Ernest Chantre sous-directeur du Muséum de Lyon dans la haute Mésopotamie, le Kurdistan et le Caucase  
 Dates:  1881 
 Abstract:  The portfolio documenting Ernest Chantre's scientific mission to the Caucasus, Kurdistan and Mesopotamia, undertaken between March and September 1881, contains 57 albumen photographs taken by Captain Maximilien-Étienne-Émile Barry and one lithographed map showing the expedition's route. The photographs primarily document the Kurdistan portion of the mission which began in Trabzon, on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey, and proceeded on to Poti, Kutaisi, Goti and Tbilisi in the Caucasus. During the expedition Chantre explored some of the oldest continuously inhabited towns and cities in the world. The photographs record both ancient archaeological and contemporary urban sites. Portraits of inhabitants encountered along the way include those of Mingrelian, Kurdish and Armenian peoples. Also present are scenes of daily life and landscapes. 
 Number:  2018.R.23