A few years ago, when we found this album with 69 photographs at a flea market in Stockholm, they were all glued over clear blue cardboards, with the information written in swedish about the day and location of each of them was taken. G. Sommer's name was just the only one name found on the photographs, most of them had no copies to find on the internet.
Then, we searched weather Sommer had an exhibition in Stockholm or another city in Sweden once we found out that he exhibited the London, Paris, Vienna, Nurenberg exhibitions between 1862 and 1885. That's because the way how the pictures and notes were framed on the cartons with the information text were very well suited to an presentation at a exhibition.
The dates of photos should have come from Sommer himself if we presume that they are dates of when they were taken. When we chronologically sort and map the photos, we find the possible stops of a single journey.
Our questions about the exhibition and other mysteries are still unanswered. All size of images are different. Cardboards size are 31 x 23,5 or 28,5 x 23,5 cm.
"Album is made of separate cardboards. Few of them are damaged in the corner as can be seen in photos. However the photos that are mounted on the cardboards are in good condition." On some of the photographs foxing can be seen.
One photograph has Sommer imprinted in negative. The rest does not have it.
- Attributed to Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- 69 mounted albumen photos of unknown exhibition or journeys
- Nicht signiert, Referenz im Negativ
- 25×20 cm
- 6×24×31 cm