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A Near Eastern Barber An expertly tinted CDV of a Barber by German photographer. Back marked W. HammerSmidt. Born in Berlin, Wilhelm Hammerschmidt was already a professional photographer when he settled in Cairo, Egypt, around 1860. There he established the Hammerschmidt shop, where he sold photographic materials to other early photographers such as Henry Cammas. Hammerschmidt exhibited ten views of Egypt at the Société Fran├žaise de Photographie in 1861 before becoming a member the following year. He also made costume and ethnographic studies, exhibiting those at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1867. Hammerschmidt also made photographs in Syria and Nubia, now Sudan. He died in 1869. The Getty has several of his images
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # 21245
 $55.00 USD

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