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Italian photographs album

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030132876]
Identifier: MS-0578
This album consists of 91 albumen photographs of Italian cities (including Florence, Rome, and Siena), Italian monuments, and works of art (usually religious) throughout Italy, likely taken in the 1880s.

Dates

  • approximately 1885-1899

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.32 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (15.5 x 3 x 12 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Giovanni Crupi (1859-1925) was an Italian photographer working mostly in Taormina (Sicily), and later in Cairo, Egypt.

Scope and Contents

This album consists of 91 albumen photographs of Italian cities (including Florence, Rome, and Siena), Italian monuments, and works of art (usually religious) throughout Italy, likely taken in the 1880s. Some photographs are by Giovanni Crupi (1859-1925). The album consists of 83 images pasted on pages, along with 8 loose prints, and was possibly compiled by a tourist as a souvenir. There are some hand-written captions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased.

Historical information adapted from https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Crupi, accessed 2016 August 30.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Valerie Addonizio in 2016. The approximate date of the album was informed by the work history of Giovanni Crupi (1859-1925), who began photographing in 1885 and moved to Cairo in 1899.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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