C. & G. Zangaki (active 1870-1880) - hunting lice in the streets of Cairo, Egypt

Description
C. & G. Zangaki (active 1870-1880) - hunting lice in the streets of Cairo, Egypt
Albumine print - approx. 1875

Dimensions: 22 x 27 cm
Superb and rare signed photo of the brothers Zangaki representing a couple whose wife made hunting lice, the streets of Cairo, Egypt.
Sharpness: Very good.
Contrast: Sweet/strong
Details: Excellent.
Base: Free, not laminated
Size: 27x21 cm.
Signed and captioned on the bottom part of the negative

The Zangaki brothers were two Greek photographers, active c. 1870-1875 and 1880-1899. They were specialised in historical scenes and in the ancient Egypt. They occasionally worked with the French photographer established in Port-Saïd Hippolyte Arnoux.
They lived in Port Said and Cairo. Their photos are very popular among collectors for their expressive and lively side. They are very representative of the Egyptians daily life.

Lot details
Artist
C. & G. Zangaki
Title of artwork
Chasse aux poux, Egypte
Technique
Albumen paper process
Signature
Signed in negative
Condition
Very fine
Vintage print
Yes
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