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

Prisse d'Avennes, 1807-1879 (Artist)
St. John, James Augustus, 1795-1875 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1851
Place: London
Publisher: James Madden
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MMR++ (Oriental album: characters, costumes, and modes of life)
Egypt -- Social life and customs
Ownership: Lenox Library
Statement of responsibility: Illustrated 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.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11704804
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c43b4a0-c6c4-012f-8c10-3c075448cc4b
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