Portrait of a young woman (Algeria, circa 1910)

a young woman leans against a striped textile, resting her chin against her hand

Portrait of a young woman. Algeria, circa 1910. Gelatin silver print in album. 16 x 10,4 cm. (Special Collections General & Rare DT 276 .P67 1910)

This anonymous portrait appears in a recently acquired photograph album containing 69 print photographs of various sizes mounted on card. The photographs feature portraits of people and landscapes of Algeria and Tunisia taken in approximately 1910. These images provide us with insights into ethnic costumes, clothing and dress codes of North African indigenous people during the first decade of the 20th century. Included with the album is an accompanying guide with captions in English and French.  

Newly catalogued, the album and guide can be requested for viewing in the Special Collections reading room.

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