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Myron Bement Smith's List of 696 Sevruguin Glass Plate Negatives: from Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 2: The Islamic Archives [graphic]

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin d. 1933
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970
Islamic Archives
Physical description:
Notes : 1 item (20 leaves) ; 21.7 cm. x 28 cm
Type:
Notes
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1950s
Local number:
FSA A.4 2.1.60.47P
Notes:
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, leaving behind only a fraction of his large collection of glass negatives, which is currently in the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Cite as:
Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 2: The Islamic Archives. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, 1973-1985
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