A Photograph of an Antiquities Dealer in Damascus

by Marcus Milwright | Talking about art

Why are dealers in art and antiquities important in the early history of art history? This talk looks at a photograph taken in Damascus in about 1900, and examines the cultural context of the art market in the Middle East.

Stereoscopic photograph, c. 1900.
G. Eric and Edith Matson Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington