Smyrna: Photographie Parisian, c. 1870. Mounted Photograph. An expansive, pre-fire Rubellin image of Smyrna, displaying his early rubber stamp "PHOTOGRAPHIE PARISIAN / RUBELLIN / SMYRNE" to one panel verso along with "Smyrne" written in a cursive hand in pencil. Circa 1870, before the company name was changed to "Rubellin et fils" or even later "Rubellin père et fils". Three albumen silver prints forming a three-plate panorama (8.25 x 27.5 inches wide) of Smynra - now Izmir, Turkey - giving sweeping detail of the seaport city with sailing ships, people and construction projects all clearly visible. Photo with some fading and minor crinkles evident, else at least very good. Paper mount (9 x 12 inches wide) is adhered to center panel only, and has some spotting. "The Rubellin family (father and son(s)) operated a photography studio in Smyrna from the 1870s through the 1910s. In its earlier years the studio, known variously as Rubellin, Rubellin et fils, and Rubellin père et fils, added the descriptive term photographie parisienne to its imprint. Shortly after 1900 it became known as Rubellin fils." Getty dot edu. At Least Very Good. Item #4463
When speaking of the 1922 burning of Smyrna, "Winston Churchill called it an 'infernal orgy' and stated that: "For a deliberately planned and methodically executed atrocity, Smyrna must...find few parallels in the history of human crime". The death toll has been estimated to have been as high as 125,000. wiki.
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