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Rubellin et fils, father and son photographers of French origin, operated a studio in Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey.
The collection is an open collection of photographs of Ottoman scenes by Rubellin et fils. Included are 4 photographs of scenes in the Izmir/Smyrna area of Turkey.
Purchase from Foto-Antiquariat Fahl in 2007: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (2007-108). Also, Gift of the Program (AM 2019-127).
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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
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Consists of (4) photographs (albumen prints, 26 21 cm.) issued by Rubellin with photographer's stamp "Rubellin - Smyrne - Photographie Parisienne" on the reverse. Images depict parts of the fortification of the city; two round towers of the fortress with a muleteers gathering on the left lower corner; the Gate d'Amboise; and the Avenue of the Knights. There is an image titled "Ancienne salle d'armes des chevaliers," which according to the dealer's note the original photo was probably taken by Alexander Svoboda ca 1865 and then issued by Rubellin in Smyrna. All photographs bear handwritten titles in French on the reverse.Physical Description