Antiques at Biggeh, opposite Philae, 1857
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.'
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good condition, apart from slight overall yellowing.
Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer
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