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Antoin Sevruguin photographs of Persia, 1880s-1890s

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2017.R.25 Photographs, 1880s-1890s
Antoin Sevruguin photographs of Persia (digital version)

The 97 albumen photographs in this collection are representative of Antoin Sevruguin's all-encompassing documentation of Persia, and comprise a mixture of studio portraits, outdoor vernacular scenes and landscapes. Portraits of "types" include "Persan(es)" (Persians); professions such as tea seller, druggist, fig vendor and street banker; mendicants; dervishes; courtesans and prostitutes, shot in the studio or in their typical locales. All levels of society are present here from court treasurers, represented by the retinue of Ghavam-al-Dowleh, to unnamed opium smokers, and to a portrait of a Chaldean Christian woman.
There are numerous views of Tehran, including views of four of the city's six gates; the English legation; arsenal; gas factory; and the Place des Canons. A photograph captioned "Mosqúée de Khoum" provides an intimate glimpse of two men sitting on an open balcony with the impressive mosque as their backdrop. Daily life is represented in views of Tehran's markets and street life.
Other locales represented include Anzalī Lagoon with views of its shores and the shah's palace, and the province of Gīlān, especially local industry and life in the town of Rasht. Trade routes in the environs of Gīlān and other areas to the north and west of Tehran are also pictured, with a focus on way stations; bridges leading to trade centers; and the movement of the goods themselves in covered wagons, on camels and in caravanserai. From further afield come images of the nomads of Taliche in Mazandaran province and from Lorestan in the west, as well as of the inhabitants of Imamzadeh, Kurdistan. Also included are a few views of bas-reliefs at Persepolis and other ancient sites.
Titles are from captions written on the mounts. Most of the photographs are numbered in the negative.
In original order.
1 2017.R.25-1 Ruines de Persepolis
Bas-relief with mounted soldiers and infantry. Numbered in negative: 38.
1 2017.R.25-2 Ruines de Persepolis
Bas-relief with three standing figures. Numbered in negative: 46.
1 2017.R.25-3 Tchechan - ali prés Schaz-abdul azim. Le shah Tash-ali Schah
Standing and sitting figures near a small pool in front of a bas relief cut into a rock face. Numbered in negative: 1388.
1 2017.R.25-4 Téhéran - Porte de Dochantepé
Numbered in negative: 1399.
1 2017-R.25-5 Téhéran - Porte de Schimran
Numbered in negative: 1396.
1 2017.R.25-6 Téhéran - Porte de Schaz-Abdul-Azim
Numbered in negative: 1361.
1 2017.R.25-7 Téhéran - Porte de Duan
1 2017.R.25-8 Place des Canons à Téhéran - cavalerie persane
Numbered in negative: 1043.
1 2017.R.25-9 Un canon sur la Place des Canons à Téhéran
1 2017.R.25-10 Usine à gaz de Téhéran
Numbered in negative: 834.
1 2017.R.25-11 Téhéran - Drie. Almanieh - Avenue des Diamants
Numbered in negative: 832.
1 2017.R.25-12 Légation d'Angleterre (Téhéran)
Numbered in negative: 1306.
1 2017.R.25-13 Mosquée de Khoum
Numbered in negative: 136.
1 2017.R.25-14 Arsenal (Téhéran)
Numbered in negative: 613.
1 2017.R.25-15 Théâtre de la Régie à Téhéran
Caption continues: Specialement aménagé pour une fête de charité donnée / le 4 mai 1892.
1 2017.R.25-16 Près de la Mormaie de Téhéran
1 2017.R.25-17 Khamrameh (Schimran)
Numbered in negative: 1119.
1 2017.R.25-18 À Schimran, Kane Malak
1 2017.R.25-19 Jardin à Téhéran - intérieur d'une pièce
1 2017.R.25-20 Cachis persans (Téhéran)
Numbered in negative: 771.
1 2017.R.25-21 Ecole à Téhéran (Avenue des Diamants)
1 2017.R.25-22 Téhéran - combat de béliers
Numbered in negative: 1354.
1 2017.R.25-23 Md. de pastèques (Téhéran) [Marchand de pastèques (Téhéran)]
Numbered in negative: 333.
1 2017.R.25-24 Téhéran - marchand de Kébatechi
Numbered in negative: 1358.
1 2017.R.25-25 Téhéran pendant le mois de muharem - tortures volontaires
Numbered in negative: 39.
1 2017.R.25-26 Téhéran - mendiants et Persane
Numbered in negative: 946.
1 2017.R.25-27 Md. de thé (Téhéran) [Marchand de thé (Téhéran)]
Numbered in negative: 1345.
1 2017.R.25-28 Téhéran - pendaison des condamnés à mort (Sauris)
Numbered in negative: 589.
1 2017.R.25-29 Gavame - el dohwlet et sa suite
Numbered in negative: 59.
1 2017.R.25-30 Lac d'Enseli (Murd-ab ou eau morte): Enseli (perse) et le palais du shah
Numbered in negative: 716.
1 2017.R.25-31 Lac d'Enseli
Numbered in negative: 456.
1 2017.R.25-32 Lac d'Enseli et rivière du...
Caption continues: ...Barque pour aller d'Enseli à Piri - Bazar / et tirée par les hommes d'équipage sur une partie de la rivèire. Numbered in negative: 1300.
1 2017.R.25-33 Lac d'Enseli
Shows two boys, a man and cattle on the beach. Numbered in negative: 1178.
1 2017.R.25-34 Lac d'Enseli - autres barques
Numbered in negative: 1181.
1 2017.R.25-35 Oliviers forêt du Ghuilan
1 2017.R.25-36 Fileuse de soie dans le Ghuilan
Numbered in negative: 1166.
1 2017.R.25-37 Tissage de la soie dans le Ghuilan
Numbered in negative: 1187.
1 2017.R.25-38 Culture du tabac dans le Ghuilan
Numbered in negative: 1182.
1 2017.R.25-39 Mendiant (Ghuilan)
Numbered in negative: 737.
1 2017.R.25-40 Régie des tabacs (jardin)
Group of men and women on an exterior stair landing with another group on a floor above. The names of the individuals depicted are written on the right side of the mount.
1 2017.R.25-41 Pont de Recht
Numbered in negative: 730.
1 2017.R.25-42 Bazar à Recht
Numbered in negative: 1299.
1 2017.R.25-43 Bazar de Recht - fabrication des tapis dits de Recht
Numbered in negative: 1324.
1 2017.R.25-44 Ouvriers tapissiers - bazar de Recht
Numbered in negative: 1169.
1 2017.R.25-45 Endroit de repos, de Recht à Khoudoum
1 2017.R.25-46 Marchand de chapeaux - (Recht)
Numbered in negative: 1919.
2 2017.R.25-47 Sefid-Roud (ou fleuve blanc) route de Kboudouni à Rustaniabad
Numbered in negative: 426.
2 2017.R.25-48 Imanizadeh-Hachim - de Khoudouni à Rustaniabad
Numbered in negative: 410.
2 2017.R.25-49 Route de Khoudouni à Rustaniabad (aríet)
Numbered in negative (twice): 1190.
2 2017.R.25-50 En route de Khoudouni à Rustaniabad
Numbered in negative: 421.
2 2017.R.25-51 En route de Kasvin à Téhéran
2 2017.R.25-52 Pont de Lorchan - route de Mendjil à Patchinar
Numbered in negative: 418.
2 2017.R.25-53 Pont de Mendjil - près Mendjil route de Rustaniabad à Mendjil
Numbered in negative: 419.
2 2017.R.25-54 En route de Patchinar à Mézeré (au Kharzan)
Numbered in negative: 425.
2 2017.R.25-55 Station de Yangi-Iman route de Kasvin à Téhéran
Numbered in negative: 473.
2 2017.R.25-56 Station d'Ayababa, de Mézeré à Kasvin
Numbered in negative: 429.
2 2017.R.25-57 Station de Kislac - de Kasvin à Téhéran
Numbered in negative: 439.
2 2017.R.25-58 Station de Pat-chinar
Numbered in negative: 422.
2 2017.R.25-59 Caravane route de Cachan
Numbered in negative: 1085.
2 2017.R.25-60 Caravane dans le Khurdistan
numbered in negative: 1275.
2 2017.R.25-61 Caravansérail de Mézeré
Numbered in negative: 423.
2 2017.R.25-62 Route du Kharzan sur Mézeré
Numbered in negative: 416.
2 2017.R.25-63 Sur la route du Kharzan
Numbered in negative: 424.
2 2017.R.25-64 Sur le Khurzan (village)
2 2017.R.25-65 Piri-Bazar - lieu de débarquement après la traversée du lac et de la rivière de Piri-Bazar
Numbered in negative (twice): 434.
2 2017.R.25-66 Iman-Zadeh - Rachim (habitations)
Numbered in negative: 412.
2 2017.R.25-67 À Ourmiah
Numbered in negative: 1261.
2 2017.R.25-68 Nomades à Zaliehe
Numbered in negative:486.
2 2017.R.25-69 Nomades dans le Lauristan
Numbered in negative: 592.
2 2017.R.25-70 Nettoyage du blé (Salamaste)
Numbered in negative: 1252.
2 2017.R.25-71 Nourrice persane
Numbered in negaive: 1377.
2 2017.R.25-72 Repos persan
Numbered in negative: 1163.
2 2017.R.25-73 Chaldéene
Numbered in negative: 392.
2 2017.R.25-74 Persanes - moulure du blé
Numbered in negative: 540.
2 2017.R.25-75 [Portrait of a Seated Woman in Brocade Jacket and Skirt]
Numbered in negative: 480.
2 2017.R.25-76 Persanes
Two women and a child. Numbered in negative: 543. An inscription in the negative in Cyrillic (?) appears next to the child.
2 2017.R.25-77 Persanes en rue à Téhéran
Numbered in negative: 508.
2 2017.R.25-78 Persane
Portrait of a woman in a short skirt standing with her arm resting on the back of a chair. Numbered in negative: 804.
2 2017.R.25-79 Persanes
Group portrait with ten men and women. Numbered in negative: 1531.
2 2017.R.25-80 [Nude Reclining on a Carpet]
Numbered in negative: 562.
2 2017.R.25-81 Persane
Young woman reclining on a rug with a mirror behind her reflecting the back of her head. Numbered in negative: 1344.
2 2017.R.25-82 [Nude Sitting on Carpets]
Numbered in negative: 564.
2 2017.R.25-83 [Reclining Nude with Striped Blanket]
2 2017.R.25-84 Marchand de figues
Numbered in negative: 510.
2 2017.R.25-85 Téhéran - marchand de thé
Numbered in negative: 522.
2 2017.R.25-86 Portefaix (Téhéran)
Numbered in negative: 585.
2 2017.R.25-87 Mirza (Ecrivain)
Numbered in negative: 1352.
2 2017.R.25-88 Epicier - Droguiste
Numbered in negative: 1243.
2 2017.R.25-89 Mendiant à Téhéran
Portrait of an old bearded beggar. Numbered in negative: 1334
2 2017.R.25-90 Mendiant à Téhéran
Young nude boy wearing cap, standing in the street.
2 2017.R.25-91 Fumeur de haschich
Numbered in negative: 578.
2 2017.R.25-92 Persan
Portrait of a man with his hand tucked into his jacket. Numbered in negative: 527.
2 2017.R.25-93 Vendeur de sirop à Chiraz
Numbered in negative: 1339.
2 2017.R.25-94 Derviche
Portrait of a young dervish wearing a skull cap. Numbered in negative: 511.
2 2017.R.25-95 Derviche à Ispahan
Dervish riding a bull. Numbered in negative: 832.
2 2017.R.25-96 Derviche à Téhéran
Three-quarter length portrait of a dervish holding his club over his shoulder. Numbered in negative: 1357.
2 2017.R.25-97 Derviches et fumeurs d'opium
Numbered in negative: 534.

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