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Research: Egypt albumen, Photographer's monogram

Hello, I am researching this albumen print of - possibly  Karnak or the Temple of Mediate Habu. (Correct me if I am mistaken). What interests me is the photographer's monogram, lower left.  At one point, I was thinking it may be Frank Mason Good, but would appreciate some expert opinions.

Has anyone seen this monogram before?

Many thanks, 


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Comment by David McGreevy on April 4, 2016 at 16:15

Thanks Ken!

Comment by Ken Jacobson on April 4, 2016 at 14:52

Yes, I agree with Juan and Nissan. It is Good's monogram, not such a commonly used one. There is another example of this mark (and some other Good signatures/imprints) published in my book - Odalisques and Arabesques.


Ken Jacobson

Comment by Juan A. F. Rivero on April 4, 2016 at 9:33

Hi, I have studied the work of Good, especially made during his visit to Spain. I've never seen that anagram, but Good was very fond of anagrams, and sometimes adopted a different anagram depending on the country visited, as it did in Spain. The initials are clearly F. M. G, therefore I think that the author of the photograph is Fran Mason Good. Best regards.

Juan A. F. Rivero

Comment by Nissan N. Perez on April 4, 2016 at 8:57

Hi, Indeed this is the small temple of Karnak at Thebes. The monogram seems to be Good's, yet if possible I would like to see a sharp image of it to be able to confirm. Regards,  Nissan

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