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Exhibition Detail
North Africa and the Holy Land in 19th-Century Photographs
Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA 94305-5060


January 23rd, 2013 - June 2nd, 2013
Opening: 
January 23rd, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Mosque of the Emeer Akhor, Francis FrithFrancis Frith, Mosque of the Emeer Akhor,
c. 1857, albumen print
© Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund, 1986.112.
Ascent of the Great Pyramid, Félix BonfilsFélix Bonfils, Ascent of the Great Pyramid,
19th century, albumen print
© Cantor Arts Center collection, Gift of Joseph Folberg, 1994.68.56
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During the 19th century, photographs served as mementos of journeys or surrogate experiences for Americans and Europeans unable or too daunted to travel. Scholars also used them as official records of archaeological expeditions and by the devout to explore the places mentioned in the Bible. This installation presents 16 vintage photographs presenting a range of subjects including city views, picturesque views of holy sites, ancient architectural wonders, and studies of significant artifacts. All photographs in this installation are drawn from the Cantor Arts Center's collection. 

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