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Copy prints of Parker photographs of Roman architecture and antiquities.

Available at Special Collections  STORAGE - PHOTO ARCHIVE - CONTACT REFERENCE  (NA310 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Copy prints of Parker photographs of Roman architecture and antiquities.
  • Creation Date: 19--?
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Between 1865-1877, John Henry Parker, an English publisher, bookseller, and antiquarian, undertook a massive project documenting the remains of ancient Rome. Photographs taken under his direction were reproduced as photogravures in Parker's 13 volume Archaeology of Rome (1874-1883), and were sold individually and in sets. His Historical photographs, a catalogue of three thousand three hundred photographs of antiquities in Rome and Italy (1879), lists the 3,391 images he commissioned. Almost all the original negatives were destroyed in a fire in 1893.
  • Physical Desc.: 11 boxes (1,248 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm..
    581 photographic negatives : b&w..
  • Summary: A collection of modern copy prints of John Henry Parker's archaeological photography. Negatives and copy prints were made from original Parker photographs held by the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections (accn. no. 80.R.1), supplemented by 80 copy prints made from other institutions' holdings. The principal subject focus is on Roman architecture in and around Rome, especially walls, gates, and aqueducts, including images of excavations in progress. Photographs of ancient frescoes, mosaics, portrait sculpture, and inscriptions are also included.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Online inventory, PARKER, in the repository's STAR system, available for photograph-level access to originals and modern copy prints.
    Photocopy of Parker's 1879 catalogue, Historical photographs, available in the research file.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Architecture, Roman -- Italy Aqueducts -- Italy Walls -- Italy -- Rome Gates -- Italy -- Rome Fortification -- Italy -- Rome Excavations (Archaeology) -- Italy Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities
  • Contributors: Parker, John Henry, 1806-1884.
  • Additional Title: Parker collection of photographs of ancient Roman architecture and sculpture.
  • LC Call Number: NA310
  • ID/Accession Number: 1387-755
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 78518539
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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