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Antiques at Biggeh, opposite Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/32

Scope and Contents

232 x 153 mm. A view showing the temple ruins in the foreground with the granite formation beyond which looks over the island of Philae. Frith was obviously pleased with this composition: 'Ah, brother Photographers! With a sky like that, and such subjects, and a bottle of splendid pale - not ale - but, collodion, you only can imagine the glory of such a day.'


  • 1857


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from slight overall yellowing.




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-01 16:31:55+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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