Remelé photographs

Griffith Institute Archive

Description of material

This description is based on the General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G)

1. Identity statement

Reference code n/a

Title Remelé photographs

Dates of creation of the material 1873-4.

Extent 21 photographs

2. Context

Name of creator Remelé, Philipp (1844-1883).

Administrative and biographical history
German photographer. Born, 1844, in Euskirchen. Died, Cologne, 1883. His early training in chemistry led him to the study of photography. He completed his education at the Königliche Gewerbeakademie in Krefeld in 1864. Unusually for this period he specialised in landscape photography. In 1873-4 he was the photographer on an expedition to the Libyan desert led by Gehrhardt Rohlfs, which also explored links with the Egyptian oases. On this expedition he took about 200 images. He was awarded a silver medal in Vienna in 1875 for this work.
Biographical information supplied by H. Wettmann, November 2003. See

Custodial history Formerly in the possession of W. Spiegelberg who passed them on to N. de Garis Davies.

Immediate source of acquisition Presumably part of the Davies MSS.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content 21 photographs. 13 of the Temple of Hibis at el-Khârga, and 8 of the Temple of Deir el-Hagar, el-Dâkhla Oasis.

System of arrangement Kept as received.

4. Access and use

Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.

Access conditions No restrictions.

Copyright conditions Reproduction by permission of the Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material German.

Physical characteristics No problems.

Finding aids None.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are original prints; the location of the negatives not known.

Existence of copies Not known.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not known.

(February 2, 2004)

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