- 1937 (Creation)
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2 cigarette cards
Name of creator
British archaeologist and photographer. Born, Stamford 1879. Died, Asyut 1940. Began his photographic career in Florence with the art historian R. Cust. He was then engaged as a excavator at Thebes by Theodore Davis between 1910-14. Then from 1914 onwards he worked for the rest of his career as a photographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His task was to record many of the royal and private tombs at Thebes. Between 1922 and 1933 he was lent by the Metropolitan Museum to Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to make a photographic record during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented by Mr Peter A. Clayton in October 2014, at the same time as TAA Archive iii.25.27 and iii.25.28. A second copy, presented by Mr David Wainman in December 2022.
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Scope and content
- Cigarette card (2 copies) issued by Churchman's Cigarettes from the set titled: 'Treasure Trove: A Series of 50' (1937).
- No. 26: 'The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen: The First Inspection'.
- Artist's impression of Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon and Lady Evely exploring the Antechamber of Tutankhamun's tomb, showing the objects in situ against the west wall.
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Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright originally Churchman's Cigarettes. Permission to reproduce may be sought from the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
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Existence and location of copies
Archived scans in Griffith Institute.