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Ken and Jenny Jacobson Orientalist Photography collection, 1809-1960, undated

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Jacobson (Ken and Jenny) collection

Title: Ken and Jenny Jacobson Orientalist Photography collection
Dates: 1809-1960, undated
Number: 2008.R.3
Creator/Collector: Jacobson, Ken
Extent: 147.7 Linear Feet (103 boxes, 3 flatfile folders)
Abstract: The Ken and Jenny Jacobson Orientalist Photography collection comprises over 4,500 photographic images of the Middle East and North Africa. The majority of the images were created between 1850 and 1920 and record a period when the "Orient," increasingly open and accessible to the West, exerted a compelling allure on western viewers, travelers, scholars and entrepreneurs alike. Works by 164 different photographers and studios present an overwhelmingly western vision of and response to Egypt, the Maghreb and the Levant.
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Language: Collection material is in French and English with some German
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Author: Beth Ann Guynn


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