Photography Album of Iraq: Camera Studies

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At A Glance

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  • Creator

    Kermin, A
  • Dates

    circa 1920s
  • Physical Description

    1 Book
  • Collection ID


  • Scope and Contents

    One snakeskin bound photography album containing 73 photomechanical reproductions of landscapes, mosque architecture, family portraits, street scenes, and bazaar snapshots. There are a limited number of aerial photographs, credited to the RAF.
  • Biographical / Historical

    This book is a rare example of early 20th century scenic photographs of Iraq. Camera Studies in Iraq also had a farily limited print run. This photo album is an apparent mock-antique album from the 1920's with an attempt to darken and spot the pages to appear older. The front cover reads in gold lettering, "Camera Studies in Iraq" with the photographer and publisher listed at the bottom: "A. Kerim/Bagdad," and "Hasso Bros./Baghdad."
  • Local Numbers

    FSA A2011.02
  • Creator

    Kermin, A
  • Place

  • Custodial History

    Purchased, 2011.
  • Archival Repository

    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
  • Type

    Collection descriptions
    Archival materials
  • Citation

    Photography Album of Iraq: Camera Studies. FSA.A2011.02. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Arrangement

    One book in one flat box.
  • Rights

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
  • Genre/Form

  • Restrictions

    Collection is open for research.

Repository Contact

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
National Museum of Asian Art Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013