Getty. Digitized Collections. Álbum digitalizado. Egypte-Hte-Egypte-Aden, 1893. Foà, Edouard,

Nuevo álbum digitalizado por el Museo Getty.

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  • Author/Creator: Foà, Edouard,1862-1901.
  • Creation Date: 1893
  • Physical Desc.: 1 album (40 photographic prints : albumen) ; 26 x 34 cm.
  • Summary: In 1886, Edouard Foà was hired by the Marseilles-based colonial trading company of Mante, Régis et Borelli to manage a trading post in Porto-Novo, Dahomey. From 1886 to 1890, Foà explored the French colony of Dahomey (now known as Benin) and the neighboring countries around the Gulf of Guineaica. In 1890 Foà returned to France and was hired by a French financial company to undertake an economic study of south and east Africa. Albums 5 contains photographs Foà purchased on his voyage back to France in 1893.
  • Language: French
  • Notes: Album 5 contains 37 images of Egypt and three of Aden (in Saudi Arabia). The images include views of pyramids, the Suez Canal and people, such as Bedouins, and "native curiosities," such as snake charmers. Captions in French, some handwitten by Foà. Biographical or Historical 

  • Note: Photographer: Edward Foà (1862-1901). For Foà, photography was just one of many ways to record his findings. Foà wrote that he intended the results of his explorations to benefit geography, ethnography, natural history, science, commerce, industry and colonization. He published nine books on Africa between 1895 and 1908, most of which contain photomechanical reproductions of his photographs. Upon his return to France in 1897, Foà was awarded the Légion d'honneur for his intrepid explorations.