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Albumen photo Abdullah Freres Istanbul street dogs c. 1880

Albumen photo Abdullah Freres Istanbul street dogs c. 1880

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Photographs: Places: Pre 1900: Item # 1393095

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An albumen photograph circa 1880 of a man feeding a group of dogs gathered at his feet. In the lower left printed in the negative, Abdullah Freres. 515” and in the lower right, “Les Chiens des rues.” The image is 7 7/8 inches (20 cm) by 10 1/8 inches (25.7 cm). It is presently corner mounted in a large mat 17 inches (43 cm) by 14 inches (35.5 cm). The tones are rich and the contrast good.

Condition: In a raking light three lines that look like partial creases are visible. A few printing white spots and there is some fading on the right edge and a little on the left. I suspect from the thin paper residue on the back that it was at one time glued down, perhaps in an album.

The writing on the back says that it is a rare image; certainly, it is an appealing one