DAMMANN, Carl and Frederick W.
Ethnological Photographic Gallery of the Various Races of Men
London: Truebner & Co., . Oblong folio. (16 1/2 x 12 inches). 167 mounted albumen photographs, recto and verso on 24 cards.
Publisher's green cloth, covers elaborately blocked in blind in high relief, upper cover lettered in gilt, white moire endpapers
With photographs of Native Americans and Australian aborigines.
One of the first and most encompassing anthropological and ethnological photographic studies of the world, described by anthropologist Edward B. Tylor as "one of the most important contributions ever made to the science of man." The twenty four plates comprise: 1. Germanic Types; 2. Romanic Types; 3. Slavonians, Finns; 4. Types of the Balkan Peninsula; 5. Arabia, Persia; 6. India, Western part; 7. India, Eastern part; 8. Sunda Islands; 9. Philippine Islands; 10. China; 11. Japan; 12. North of Asia; 13. Mediterranean Africa; 14. Niger District; 15. Congo; 16. Zanzibar coast; 17. Cape Colony; 18. N. America, Northern part; 19. N. America, Southern part; 20. S. America, Eastern part; 21. Amazon district; 22. Cordillera district; 23. Continent of Australia; 24. Polynesia, Oceania.
Edwards, Elizabeth (editor) Anthropology & Photography 1860-1920 (1992), pp.55, 57; Tylor, E.B., 'Dammann's Race-Photographs', Nature , 13 (1876), pp.184-185; cf. Roosens & Salu History of Photography: Bibliography of Books 300.