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Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image

November 21, 1999 – May 28, 2000

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Sublevel 1

On view are 14 original silver prints, 35 modern prints made from glass-plate negatives, and an albumen print shown beside its glass negative by Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin (d. 1933) who operated a studio in Tehran from the late 1850s to early 1930s. The images offer a pictoral history of the social and cultural history of Iran.