Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Photographic Preservation and Collections Management
This thesis focuses on the life and work of John Beasly Greene, photographer, archaeologist and Egyptologist. I describe Greene's early life, his training in photography with Gustave Le Gray in 1852, his two trips to Egypt in 1853 - 1854 and 1855, his trip to Algeria in 1855 - 1856 and his death in November 1856. I also consider the process and printing of his Egyptian negatives, their number and current location, and whether his book "Le Nil. Monuments - Paysages, Explorations Photographiques Par J.B. Green" (sic) was ever published. In my research I discovered that four separate images of Algeria in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York constitute two panoramas.
Topham, Rachel, "John Beasly Greene" (2006). Theses and dissertations. Paper 210.