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Portraits from Jacques-Philippe Potteau's Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris, 1862-1865

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Potteau (Jacques-Philippe) Collection anthropologique

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Jacques-Philippe Potteau was a member of the anthropology department of the Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Paris. Between 1860 and 1869 he made a series of ethnographic portraits for the museum under the collective title Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris. In 1862 Potteau succeeded Louis Rousseau as the departmental photographer. Potteau showed his work at the London Photography Exhibit in 1862 and 1863, and the 1863 Paris International Photography Exhibit.




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