French diplomat and developer of the Suez Canal (1805-1894). Original photograph (unsigned) Woodburytype print on paper, mounted on album sheet. n. p. n. d. Size of sheet: 250 :330 mm. Size of plate: 234 : 173 mm.
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Ferdinand the Lesseps was the French diplomat and businessman. He served as consul of France in Barcelona and Cairo but is best known for presiding over the development of the Suez Canal and later oversaw the first unsuccessful attempt to build the Panama Canal.