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Jacques-Philippe Potteau Portraits of Algerian Soldiers for the Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris, 1863

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Potteau (Jacques-Philippe) Portraits of Algerian Soldiers

Title: Jacques-Philippe Potteau Portraits of Algerian Soldiers for the Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris
Dates: 1863
Number: 2018.R.27
Creator/Collector: Potteau, Jacques-Philippe, 1807-1876
Extent: 1.33 Linear Feet (20 photographs in 1 box)
Abstract: The 20 frontal and profile portraits of ten Algerian soldiers who visited Paris in 1863 were taken by Philippe-Jacques Potteau as part of his larger anthropological project for the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, known as the Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris (1855-1869). Seven pairs of photographs are of soldiers from the 3rd Regiment of Algerian Tirailleurs, an infantry corps, and three pairs depict soldiers from the 2nd and 3rd Regiments of Algerian Spahis, or light cavalry units.
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Language: Collection material is in French.
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Author: Beth Ann Guynn


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