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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New in the Catalog: Amb. Richard B. Parker Photographs of Islamic Monuments

Amb. Richard B. Parker Photographs of Islamic MonumentsThe Amb. Richard B. Parker Photographs contains 200 black and white prints, 481 black and white negatives, and two black and white contact sheets of Islamic monuments in Algeria, Cairo, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Spain. The Morocco series in the largest in the collection covering four cities. Photographs from Cairo span the years 1965-1968. All other photographs span the years 1970-1979. A selection of photographs have been digitized and are available for your viewing pleasure.

Originally, the negatives and prints were housed together. Although the negatives are now housed separately from the prints, they are grouped in the original order. All prints are in original order. Most of the photographs have been annotated and/or dated by the creator.
The collection is arranged into six series: Series 1: Algeria,1972-1974; Series 2:Cairo, 1965-1968; Series 3:Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan,1977-1978; Series 4:Morocco, 1970-1979; Series 5:Spain, 1970-1972; and Series 6: Miscellaneous.

Keep an eye out for more catalog additions as the Freer+Sackler Archives increases our amount of collection images online!

Rachael Cristine Woody
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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