Photographic archive of travels in India and the Middle East together with two books, 20 items total. 1st item: Vues de Constantinople, editor Jacques Ludwigsohn, circa 1900-1925. Red cardstock cover enclosing approximately 35 black and white bound photographs of scenes in and around Constantinople or Istanbul. Overall 9 3/4" x 7". 2nd item: Souvenir de Jerusalem, no publisher given, circa 1900-1925. Purple Art Nouveau style embossed cardstock cover enclosing approximately 24 sepia toned views of the area in and around Jerusalem including the Mount of Olives, tomb of David on Mt. Zion, the Dead Sea, etc. Overall 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Together with 18 loose photographs of India and Egypt with scenes including the Taj Mahal, pyramids, and more. Backstamp on some Indian images for H.R. Ferger, Jhansi; some are captioned with dates, most circa 1925. (The Reverend Henri R. Ferger was a missionary and educator with the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in India. His papers are held in the collection of Cornell University). Some of the Egyptian scenes are titled and bear labels for Lehnert & Landrock and for L. Scortxis & Co. Cairo. Largest photos – 15 5/8" H x 10 1/2" W. CONDITION: Slight wear and fading to covers of books, some internal minor staining and toning, spine separation on Constantinople book and soiling/wear to cover of Jerusalem book. Loose photos are in good to fair condition, with scattered soiling, damp staining, and toning, scattered corner losses and folds.
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