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Stéphanie Hornstein commented on Stéphanie Hornstein's blog post Research enquiry: Mummy portraits, 1898-1912
"Thank you María for this useful reference! This definitely aligns with my research. I didn't receive your email yet, but I am looking forward to it! All the best, Stéphanie"
Jun 22
María de los Santos García Felgu commented on Stéphanie Hornstein's blog post Research enquiry: Mummy portraits, 1898-1912
"Hi, Sréphany,  Interesting matter! You can find Eduard Toda Güell, dressed as a mummy in the Bulaq Museum (El Cairo),1884 (Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain), Biblioteca-Museu Victor Balaguer. About Eduard Toda…"
Jun 22
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Research enquiry: Mummy portraits, 1898-1912

Hello! I am looking for any kind of information relating to a wacky turn of the century trend, which involved tourists in Egypt posing inside mummy sarcophagi (see photograph). Although the practice seems to have waxed and waned for a period of about 14 years, few of these images are readily available online. I am wondering if anyone knows of any collections (public or…See More
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Research enquiry: Mummy portraits, 1898-1912

Hello! I am looking for any kind of information relating to a wacky turn of the century trend, which involved tourists in Egypt posing inside mummy sarcophagi (see photograph). Although the practice seems to have waxed and waned for a period of about 14 years, few of these images are readily available online. I am wondering if anyone knows of any…

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Posted on June 13, 2021 at 23:30 — 2 Comments

Exhibition review: John Thomson at SOAS’s Brunei Gallery

Exhibiting historic photography is no easy task. To start with, it’s a conservator’s nightmare: nineteenth-century prints are physically fragile and chemically unstable and any prolonged exposure to light causes irremediable damage. Add to this the fact that they are usually quite small black and white objects that show blurred scenery and unsmiling faces and you are forced…

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Posted on June 14, 2018 at 17:30 — 3 Comments

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