Earliest photos of Greece exhibited in New York City show

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Earliest photos of Greece exhibited in New York City showImages from Greece include the Acropolis and the Propylaia

The earliest surviving photographs of Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jerusalem, taken in the mid-19th century, will remain on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until May 12, ekathimerini.com reports.

The show features nearly 120 daguerreotypes – the earliest form of photography – made during a three-week excursion in 1842 to the Eastern Mediterranean by French pioneer photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804-1892).

The exhibition is supplemented by examples of watercolors, paintings and lithographically illustrated publications.

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