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  • Place of origin:

    Port Said (photographed)
    Egypt (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 - ca. 1880 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Arnoux, Hippolyte (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carte-de-visite photograph.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX8, shelf XM290, box I

Physical description

Carte-de-visite portrait of one older male seated on the floor with a younger boy whilst holding wooden apparatus.

Place of Origin

Port Said (photographed)
Egypt (photographed)


ca. 1850 - ca. 1880 (photographed)


Arnoux, Hippolyte (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Carte-de-visite photograph.


Height: 100 mm, Width: 64 mm

Object history note

Hippolyte Arnoux was a photographer based in Port Said, Egypt between c.1860-c.1890s. During the 1860s, he documented the construction of the Suez Canal, later releasing an album of photographs called "Album du Canal de Suez." On the back of this carte de visite, a stamp advertising the album can be seen. The phrase "Stereoscopies Instantanees" can be seen on the bottom of the carte de visite, advertising the fact that Arnoux's studio can produce instant stereoscopies, whereby an illusion of 3 dimensional depth is given using two 2 dimensional images of slightly differing perspectives, as well as Egyptian costumes.

Descriptive line

Carte-de-visite photograph by Hippolyte Arnoux depicting two seated men. Taken ca. 1850-80 in Port Said, Egypt.


Photographic paper




Photographs; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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