Oriental album. Characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the valley of the Nile.

Collection History

Many 19th century plate books on customs and costume came to NYPL from the founding Lenox and Astor library holdings, as well as the personal library of benefactor Samuel J. Tilden. Many of the titles chosen for digitization show dress in the context of ethnicity or nationality. Related dress materials, such as accessories and body ornamentation, are also included.

Related Resources

See also the following digital collections for additional regional works: [Africana & Black History; Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs; The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs; After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture; and Icons and Images of Cultures: Plate Books from the Russian Empire, Early Soviet Russia, and Eastern Europe, 1730-1935]

- 9/23/2004

Collection Data

St. John, James Augustus, 1795-1875 (Author)
Prisse d'Avennes, 1807-1879 (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1851
Place Term: London
Publisher: James Madden
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare +916.2-S (St. John, J.A. Oriental album)
Clothing and dress
Egypt--Social life and customs
Rare books
Plates (illustrations)
Statement of Responsibility: Llustrated from designs taken on the spot, by E. Prisse. With descriptive letter-press, by James Augustus St. John.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 p.¡., 60 p. front. (port.) 30 col. plates. 45 cm.
Form: Color lithographs ( Art and Architecture Thesaurus )
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11704804
Barcode : 33433076152788
UUID: ab2de160-c6c6-012f-5ce2-3c075448cc4b
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