Lower Egypt and Thebes.
A volume of 37 photographs of the architecture at Cairo, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the ruined
and partly-excavated temples of Thebes and Karnac. Albumen prints, the images measuring
x8 to 6
x9 inches (15.9x20.3 to 15.9x22.9 cm.), and the reverse, all but 2 with
Frith’s signature in the negative and about half with his plate number in the negative, and with his
letterpress credit, caption, and date, on mount recto. Folio, gilt-lettered green leather, slight edgewear;
scattered foxing; all edges gilt.
London:William Mackenzie, (1863)
ALEXANDRE BOUGAULT (active 1890s-1910s)
Selection of 47 photographs of Algeria.
Including intimate, winding street scenes; sublime desert
landscapes utilizing a dramatic play of light and shade; women in encampments and interacting
together (including smoking); men and women in traditional dress; children playing; men on camels
and praying; lush oases; striking portraits; and much more. Sepia-toned silver prints, the images
inches (27.9x11.1 to 24.8x29.8 cm.), and the reverse, approximately
29 with a Bougault blind stamp (usually the small oval) on recto, and nearly all with a number or
caption identifying the location or scene, in pencil, on verso. Circa 1890-1915
The original collector of these remarkable photographs was Theodore Stanichet, who was born in
France in the early 1840s. He traveled to Algeria, notably Biskra, where he apparently acquired the
photographs.The suite was given to Angelica (Gail) LaPasta,Theodore’s granddaughter-in-law, as a
wedding gift in 1910, and has remained in the family.