|An Algerian carte-de-visite portrait of a North African sitting on a large pottery ewer.
Photographed by Famin et Cie. of 8, rue Bab-Azoun, Algiers.
Paul Famin and Company were active at this address between 1865 and 1895, having taken over the premises of Richan and Clavier. The studio received a gold medal from the SFP in 1889, following a report executed for the Comité des Fêtes d’Alger. Paul’s son, André Adrien, took part in the Galliéni mission to the Sudan in 1888.
[The above paragraph is translated and adapted from Michel Megnin’s recently published La photo-carte en Algérie au XIXe siècle [published by Non Lieu, Paris, 2007].
condition: The tones of the print are slightly uneven in the area of the background, where
there are also some small black flecks. The reverse of the mount shows evidence of the
carte having once been mounted on a secondary support [scan available on request].
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