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Title:  John Henry Haynes archive
Work Type:  photographs; photograph albums; photomechanical prints
Creator:  Haynes, John Henry (1849-1910, American), photographer
Sébah, Pascal (Turkish , 1823-1886), photographer
Date:  1876-1916
Description:  Photographic prints, catalogs, dairies, and notebooks by John Henry Haynes documenting his participation in late-19th century archaeological excavations in Anatolia and Iraq, his time as U.S. consul in Baghdad, and his travels throughout the Middle East, primarily in Turkey and Syria. Images show ancient ruins at Assos, Konya, Palmyra, and Nippur, including city walls and gates, arches, columns, sculpture, pottery and other artifacts, sarcophagi and tombs, temples and ziggurats, Marsh Arabs and reed huts, camels and caravans, and a sun-dried brick structure built by Haynes called the "Castle." Other images depict village life in Turkey; rock formations and rock-cut dwellings in the Goreme valley near Caesarea (Kayseri); scenes of Istanbul and Baghdad; mosques; portraits and other views of Haynes, his family, friends, and associates; and the American College for Girls, originally known as the Home School. The collection also includes 18 photographs of ancient ruins and antiquities in Greece credited to P[ascal] Sébah and dated 1890, but these photographs were probably taken before his death in 1886 or by his son J. (Johannes or Jean) Pascal Sébah.
Dimensions:  images 36 x 31 cm. or smaller
Associated Name:  American College for Girls, Istanbul, Turkey, subject
Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania, subject
Location:  Subject: Nippur (Extinct city)
Subject: Assos (Extinct city)
Subject: Istanbul, Turkey
Subject: Baghdad, Baghdad, Muhafazat Baghdad, Iraq
Subject: Palmyra, Tadmur (Palmyra), Syria
Subject: Greece
Subject: Göreme, Goreme, Kapadokya, Turkey
Topics:  excavations (archaeology); architecture; sculpture, ancient; tombs; cave dwellings; Marsh Arabs; archaeological sites; temples; columns; arches; sarcophagi; ziggurats; mosques; expedition photographs; ethnographic photographs; architectural photographs
Materials/Techniques:  albumen process
gelatin silver process
Photographic materials include 316 albumen prints (192 mounted in an album, 28 x 23 cm.), 181 cyanotypes, 7 gelatin silver prints, and 5 halftone photomechanical prints. Some cyanotypes are printed on both sides.
Note:  General: Collection title devised. Related materials: J.H. Haynes photograph collection; located in Special Collections, Aga Khan Program, Fine Arts Library. Call number: AKP128.2. Other John Henry Haynes photographs and notebooks are located in the Penn Museum Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.
Historical: John Henry Haynes was an American professor at Robert College in Istanbul (1881-1884) and Central Turkey College in Gaziantep (1884-1888). He was trained by renowned journalist and pioneer archaeological photographer William James Stillman. Haynes photographed archaeological expeditions at Assos (1881-1882) and Nippur (1888-1900), becoming the first American to systematically document an archaeological dig. He also served as U.S. consul to Bagdad from 1888-1892.
Copyright:  Please consult Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, for copyright information and restrictions on use.
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections
Record Identifier: olvgroup12191
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