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Geiser Collection

"Journey through Algeria: A Glimpse into the Artistic World of J Geiser" Step into the captivating world of J Geiser

Background imageGeiser Collection: Young Beggar Girl - Algeria

Young Beggar Girl - Algeria. Date: 1900s

Background imageGeiser Collection: Le Loyalisme de L'Afrique Francaise, 1914. Creator: Geiser

Le Loyalisme de L'Afrique Francaise, 1914. Creator: Geiser
Le Loyalisme de L'Afrique Francaise; La tranquillite interieure du pays permit d'envoyer au front sans delai la presque totalite des troupes algeriennes, 1914

Background imageGeiser Collection: Camels palanquins on the racing grounds

Camels palanquins on the racing grounds
circa 1910s

Background imageGeiser Collection: Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria - The Theatre

Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria - The Theatre Date: circa 1905

Background imageGeiser Collection: Bread seller orientalist photography Geiser Jean-Theophile

Bread seller orientalist photography Geiser Jean-Theophile
Bread seller, orientalist photography, Geiser, Jean-Theophile, 1848-1923, 1870s

Background imageGeiser Collection: Woman from the Oran Province, Algeria

Woman from the Oran Province, Algeria
Woman from the Tafraoui region in the south of the Oran Province in north western Algeria. Date: 1906

Background imageGeiser Collection: Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Algeria

Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Algeria
Elegant woman of the Kabyle People - Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimate population today approx. 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1908

Background imageGeiser Collection: Orientalist photography Alary Geiser 19th century

Orientalist photography Alary Geiser 19th century
Orientalist photography, Alary and Geiser, 19th century

Background imageGeiser Collection: Barracks of the recruits, French Foreign Legion, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, 14 July 1906

Barracks of the recruits, French Foreign Legion, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, 14 July 1906. Artist: J Geiser
Barracks of the recruits, French Foreign Legion, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, 14 July 1906. Sidi Bel Abbes was the headquarters of the 1st Regiment of the Legion. French postcard

Background imageGeiser Collection: A detachment of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara desert, Algeria, c1905. Artist: J Geiser

A detachment of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara desert, Algeria, c1905. Artist: J Geiser
A detachment of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara desert, Algeria, c1905. French postcard

Background imageGeiser Collection: French Foreign Legion cavalry, Forthassa Gharbia, Algeria, c1905. Artist: J Geiser

French Foreign Legion cavalry, Forthassa Gharbia, Algeria, c1905. Artist: J Geiser
French Foreign Legion Cavalry, Forthassa Gharbia, Algeria, c1905. French postcard

Background imageGeiser Collection: Legionnaires, Algeria, 20th century. Artist: J Geiser

Legionnaires, Algeria, 20th century. Artist: J Geiser
Legionnaires, Algeria, 20th century

Background imageGeiser Collection: An Algerian Lowland Arab in profile

An Algerian Lowland Arab in profile. Date: circa 1905

Background imageGeiser Collection: Algeria - Kabyle Woman with her young infant son

Algeria - Kabyle Woman with her young infant son
Woman of the Kabyle People with her young infant son - Berbers from North Eastern Algeria - estimate population today approx. 5 million individuals. Date: circa 1908

Background imageGeiser Collection: Southern Algeria - Woman holding a small decorated ewer

Southern Algeria - Woman holding a small decorated ewer
Southern Algeria - Woman wearing a very ornate conical hat holding a small decorated ewer. Date: circa 1908

Background imageGeiser Collection: Algerian Bedouin Woman drinking from a small decorated ewer

Algerian Bedouin Woman drinking from a small decorated ewer Date: circa 1908

Background imageGeiser Collection: Biskra, Algeria - The Royal Hotel

Biskra, Algeria - The Royal Hotel Date: circa 1910s


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"Journey through Algeria: A Glimpse into the Artistic World of J Geiser" Step into the captivating world of J Geiser, an artist who beautifully captured the essence of Algeria in his mesmerizing artworks. From young beggar girls to elegant women of the Kabyle People, Geiser's paintings transport us to a time and place filled with cultural richness. In one painting, we find ourselves amidst the bustling racing grounds where camels adorned with palanquins take center stage. The vibrant energy and excitement are palpable as spectators cheer on their favorites. Moving on, we encounter Sidi Bel Abbes, a city that comes alive through Geiser's brushstrokes. The grandeur of The Theatre is depicted with such intricate detail that we can almost hear the echoes of applause from past performances. Nearby, barracks house recruits of the French Foreign Legion, their presence adding a sense of mystery and adventure to this artistic journey. Geiser's fascination with Algeria extends beyond urban landscapes; he also captures its vast desert expanse. In one artwork, a detachment of French Foreign Legionnaires traverses the Sahara desert on horseback. Their stoic expressions reflect both resilience and determination in an unforgiving environment. The allure doesn't stop there - we catch glimpses into everyday life as well. A bread seller caught in an orientalist photograph by Geiser showcases Algerian street scenes while highlighting cultural traditions surrounding food and commerce. As our exploration continues, we come across various depictions featuring different periods within 20th-century Algeria. Whether it be cavalry units or legionnaires standing tall against dramatic backdrops, each piece tells its own story - tales woven together by Geiser's masterful strokes. Through his artistry and attention to detail, J Geiser invites us to immerse ourselves in Algerian history and culture like never before seen. His works serve as windows into a world long gone but forever preserved in the beauty of his paintings.