London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
SEBAH & JOAILLIER (ACTIVE 1890s); J. GEISER (1848-1923)
Turkey and Algeria
5 albumen prints and one toned gelatin silver print. Circa 1870s-1910s. 5 signed, titled and numbered in the negatives; one with blindstamp credit and title on the recto.
Each approximately 10½ x 8½ in. (26.6 x 21.5) or the reverse (6)
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Includes portraits of a beggar man, street vendors in Turkey and two river scenes.
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