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Collection Inventories and Finding Aids

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:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Carte-de-visite album of Algeria  
 Dates:  1870s-1880s 
 Abstract:  The carte-de-visite album contains 50 cartes-de-visite of Algeria and Algerians by various photographers including Jean Geiser and Alexandre Leroux; a two-part panorama of Algiers by Jean Geiser made from two joined horizontal cabinet cards; and a panoramic view of Oran by A. Decugis showing the port and military hospital, also on a horizontal cabinet card. 
 Number:  2019.R.1 
2Creator/Collector:  Potteau, Jacques-Philippe, 1807-1876
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 Title:  Portraits from Jacques-Philippe Potteau's Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris  
 Dates:  1862-1865 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises a group of 33 portraits from Jacques-Philippe Potteau's Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris. The sitters include soldiers from the Tirailleurs algériens; members of diplomatic staff from French Cochinchina and Annam to Paris; Bohemians; and Swedes. Present are 12 pairs of frontal and profile portraits of individuals; two full-length seated portraits; a full-length standing portrait; and three frontal and two profile unmatched portraits. 
 Number:  2017.R.20