American Institute of Maghrib Studies Grant

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Spring 2004

Project Description/Abstract

I propose to continue a project begun in 1989-91 of identification and analysis of a collection of glass negatives dating from the late 19th century to the 1930’s housed in the Tangier American Legation Museum in Morocco. The contents of this collection document a particularly important period in the history of Tangier and its region from pre-colonization through to the 1930’s domination by the French and Spanish. Significant for the history of photography is the time span of these negatives from one Tangerino (Tanjawi) Spanish photographer’s studio (which has not been depersed), documenting how photographers from other places left negatives and their reproductive rights with resident photographers. Photos were then sold to tourists and used for postcards. The end goal of this project is to write an article for probable publication in a field specific journal.

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