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Middle Eastern and North African Views and Portraits, circa 1870-circa 1900

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Middle Eastern and North African Views and Portraits

Biographical/Historical Note

Eighteen images are signed Bonfils in the negative, and two others are attibuted to Bonfils. The Bonfils family operated a photographic studio in Beirut from 1867 to 1918. Félix Bonfils produced most of the early work; his wife, Lydie, son, Adrien, and various assistants were responsible for the later work. One image is attributed to Henri Béchard, who was active in Egypt in the 1870s and 1880s.




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