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Image: Sphinx partially excavated2
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Description: "Le Sphynx apres les déblaiements et les deux grandes pyramides / Bonfils." The Sphinx of Giza, partially excavated, with two pyramids in background. Albumen print.
Title: Sphinx partially excavated2
Credit: Library of Congress. Cf. Remembrances of the near east : the photographs of Bonfils, 1867-1906, curator Robert A. Sobieszek, Rochester : International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House; Cambridge : Harvard Semitic Museum, 1980 and The image of the East : nineteenth-century Near Eastern photographs by Bonfils : from the collections of the Harvard Semitic Museum, Carney E.S. Gavin; compiled and edited by Ingeborg Endter O'Reilly, Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1982.
Author: Maison Bonfils (Beirut, Lebanon), photographers : Félix (1831-1885), his wife, Lydie (1837-1918) and his son, Adrien (1861-1929). Most possible done by Félix.
Permission: Cannot upload to Commons because the photographer's lifespan is unknown.
Usage Terms: Public domain in the United States
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