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[Old Tbilisi (Georgia): Photograph of Chugureti (Old Town District) and Michael Bridge across the Mtkvari River] [graphic]

Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 27.9 cm. x 21.4 cm
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
1880s - 1930
Title and summary note are provided by Archives staff.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.59
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