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Views of Cambodian Monuments, circa 1894

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Views of Cambodian Monuments

Scope and Content of Collection

The album of 33 photographs (mostly albumen prints) contains 20 views of the Cambodian temple complexes of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple. Members of an European expedition and local inhabitants are present in several photographs. The album also contains views of Phnom Penh, Huế, and Canton (Guangzhou), including one image of the inauguration of the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh (1894). Also included are two views of Egypt (sphinx, pyramids).

One photograph is signed in the negative: E. Gsell; two are signed in the negative: Zangaki.

The album has red cloth covers, and is lacking its spine.

Annotations are transcribed as they appear on the mounts or in negatives and are used as titles. A second, modern set of annotations is initialed G. L.

Arrangement

In original order.




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