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HISTART 393.101: Visual Politics in the Modern Middle East

Five men sit just outside the rectangular, columned entrances of three grottoes set into the side of a hill. 
Pascal Sebah
Béni-Hassan. Grottes du Nord
albumen print on paper
14 in x 17 in (35.56 cm x 43.18 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
This photograph shows a narrow corridor flanked on either side by a row of rounded, stone columns on the left and rectangular piers on the right. 
Pascal Sebah
Thèbes. Medinet-Abou. Galerie et 2e Cour
albumen print on paper
16 15/16 in x 14 1/8 in (43.02 cm x 35.88 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Felix Bonfils
Porte de Damas – The Damascus gate
albumen print on paper
14 in x 10 15/16 in (35.56 cm x 27.78 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
The photograph shows a sparse interior scene with a shallow staircase that leads up to an unadorned doorway. The light-colored stone fills much of the composition, but is interrupted by the dark, centrally placed doorway, the free-standing and engaged columns, and the unlit region in the left foreground.
Felix Bonfils
Intérieur du Cénacle – Interior of the Caeneculum
albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
A dozen female figures gather near a stone well; some sit in a group within the structure’s short stone walls while others carry earthen jars to and fro on their heads. Other stone buildings can be seen in the background, suggesting an urban environment. 
Felix Bonfils
Mary's Well, Nazareth
​albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
A large, four-story stone building with numerous male figures standing either on the front balcony or in single file just out front. On the right-hand side of the photograph, two signs on a nearby building, written in English, read “Hotel” and “Hotel of Nazareth.”
Felix Bonfils
Cazanova Nazareth
​albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Three pages of text.
Francis Frith
Title page and Introduction text, from "Egypt and Palestine Photographed and Described by Francis Frith," Vol. I
ink on paper
11 7/16 in x 12 13/16 in (29 cm x 32.5 cm);11 7/16 in x 12 13/16 in (29 cm x 32.5 cm)
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond
Two women stand or sit beneath a tree in the right foreground, with a walled city in the distance. 
Felix Bonfils
Vue de Jérusalem prise du Mont des Oliviers
albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
This photograph depicts a prominently placed domed structure in the center of a courtyard with a man standing at the threshhold of the door. 
Felix Bonfils
Coupole de l'Ascension – Cupola of the Ascension
albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.8 cm x 35.5 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
In this photograph, a group of men sit or stand near two tents along the bank of a wide river. The hills and trees on the opposite bank form the horizon line.
Felix Bonfils
Le Jourdain – The Jordan
albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
A crowd of figures walk along a wide avenue in or near a large town. 
Felix Bonfils
Entrée des pélerins à Bethléem le jour de Noël—Pilgrims entering Bethlehem on Christmas Day
albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
View of a town in the distance across a plain and a cemetery crisscrossed by dirt roads. 
Felix Bonfils
Ramleh, vue générale prise de la tour—Ramleh: general view from the tower
albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

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