[Photo.33/(002)] Water pipes [hookahs]
Photograph of a hookah seller in a studio setting.
Part of a set of seven faded photographs depicting trades and types from the late Qajar and early Pahlavi Iran. They are attributed to Antoin Sevruguin, a court photographer and an influential early commercial photography pioneer in Iran. Sevruguin’s name is written in Cyrillic on the front of three of these prints, which dates them to the early period of his carrier (later he used the French transliteration of his name on the mounts of some of his prints). Of the rest, three are universally attributed to Sevruguin and it is likely that the last unsigned print is also by him.
Faded print. Original negative not held.