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Collection of Kodak No. 1 Morocco photographs

Identifier: C-171

Scope and Contents

From the dealer's description: A collection of 27 albumen images, 26 of which are Kodak "No. 1s" measuring approximately 3-1/2 inches in diameter on large, thick cards with edges gilted, and Kodak backmarks; a single image is approximately 3 1/2 inches square with rounded corners. Modest fading, the film seems to have been slightly misaligned in the camera resulting in a few images showing a slight margin on the lefthand side. Each image is captioned on the back describing scenes in Morocco and are dated over the course of a few days in May of 1891. The images are almost entirely of natives in streets or pastoral scenes mostly in Tangiers, Tetouan (here spelled Tetuan) and other locations. Images include the camel market and marketplace in Tetouan, snake charmers, a boar hunt, peasant women in the fields, buying butter for camp, "a native coquette" (or young girl), several street scenes, a bazaar, "Greeting from Pasha's son," groups of "Moors," Moorish soldiers and children playing. In 1889 Eastman introduced the No. 1 Kodak Camera, which was essentially the first broadly distributed camera intended for amateur use. These are nice early amateur images of an exotic locale.

The photos also appear to depict Berbers, or Imazighen, wearing djellabas.


  • May, 1891

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Open for research without restrictions.

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1 Box

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books in May 2019

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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