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Group of children sitting on a stairway, Algeria

Group of children sitting on a stairway, Algeria Algeria. Date of Photograph:1900 ca

Frechon, Emile
FVQ-F-158619-0000

Media ID 33301049

© Alinari Archives, Florence

Door For Children Negroid Populations Of A Child Of Social Conditions Poverty Stairs Staircase Step Ethnography And Folklore Population And Nationality Society And Politics View Of The Country


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This print titled "FVQ-F-158619-0000" by Emile Frechon takes us back to Algeria in the early 1900s. The image captures a poignant scene of a group of children sitting on a stairway, their expressions revealing both innocence and resilience. The architecture surrounding them is evident through the door and building elements, showcasing the unique design and decoration of that era. The staircase becomes an essential part of this composition, symbolizing progress and hope for these young souls. Dressed in traditional clothing, their fashion choices reflect the cultural heritage of Algerian society at that time. Their headdresses, whether civilian or religious, add another layer to their identity. Each child's portrait tells a story - one can sense the pride they take in wearing ethnic costumes despite living in poverty-stricken conditions. This photograph provides valuable insight into social conditions prevalent during this period. It serves as a reminder of how society and politics shape people's lives, particularly those from marginalized communities like Arab Berbers and Negroid populations. Emile Frechon's lens not only captures these children but also offers us a glimpse into the anthropology, ethnography, folklore associated with Algerian culture. Through his artistry, we are transported to this street scene where we witness both struggle and resilience coexisting side by side. As we admire this historical view of Algeria through Frechon's lens, it is important to appreciate its significance beyond commercial use. This print invites us to reflect on our shared humanity while acknowledging the diversity within populations across different nations throughout history.

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