An albumen print laid on paper with the title on recto of paper: "Persane fumant le kalijan". The number "725" appears on recto of the print in white.
This image also appears in “Autour du monde, aquarelles, souvenirs de voyages XL, En Perse. Types, costumes et Moeurs” published by L Boulanger, Paris, c1890 and is titled “Persane fumant le kalgan” (CCCXVII). The photogravure was printed by Charles Gillot (1853-1903), a Paris based innovative engraver and collector who incorporated the photographic discoveries of Daguerre and Niepce and ultimately perfected a process for reproducing book illustrations in colour. The number "725" also apears on recto in the same location as the albumen print in the Nelson collection.