- 1873-1874 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
21 photographs in 1 box
Name of creator
German photographer. Born, Euskirchen 1844. Died, Cologne 1883. His early training in chemistry led him to the study of photography. He completed his education at the Königliche Gewerbeakademie in Krefeld in 1864. Unusually for this period he specialised in landscape photography. In 1873-4 he was the photographer on an expedition to the Libyan desert led by Gehrhardt Rohlfs, which also explored links with the Egyptian oases. On this expedition he took about 200 images. He was awarded a silver medal in Vienna in 1875 for this work.
Formerly in the possession of W. Spiegelberg, who passed them on to N. de Garis Davies.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presumably formerly part of the Davies MSS in the Griffith Institute Archive.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
21 photographs. 13 of the Temple of Hibis at el-Khârga Oasis, and 8 of the Temple of Deir el-Hagar at el-Dâkhla Oasis.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Reproduction by permission of the Griffith Institute, Oxford.
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Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are original prints; the location of the negatives is not known.
Existence and location of copies
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