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Photograph (Albumen Print, Carte de Visite) of a Native Peruvian Man, by Courret Hermanos, Lima, 1865

Inventory Number: 13191
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Brief Description: Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card) of a native Peruvian man in native dress, standing full length, turned to right, facing nearly front; he is wearing a large fur, with head-band, dagger, ankle-bands, and bare feet. The card has been trimmed at two edges and the top corners cut diagonally (presumably to fit into an album).
Eugenio and Aquiles Courret, French photographers, worked in Lima from 1863 to the 1890s, and seem to have traded as Courret Hermanos (Courret brothers) from 1865.
Primary Inscriptions: Photographer's name printed on front of mount: 'Courret Hermanos Fotogs. Lima'. Inscribed on back: 'Chief of the | Aracanians | June 1865' [?in Richard Inwards's hand].
Provenance: Probably from Richard Inwards's photographs.
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Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
101 59 mm