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J W Newland international daguerreotypist and magic lanternist

J W Newland was an English daguerreotypist and magic lanternist who travelled from New Orleans, through Central and South America, to the Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, England, and finally to Calcutta between 1845 and 1857. Dr Martyn Jolly and Dr Elisa deCourcy from the Australian Research Council Project 'Heritage in the Limelight: The Magic Lantern in Australia and the World' are seeking to identify all extant Newland daguerreotypes, and any other Newland references. Portraits have been identified by either a blind stamp on the gilt matt, or an ink stamp inside the cover of the case. Newland also made full plate views of colonial ports, smaller portraits of Pacific Islanders, and in the 1850s stereoscopic daguerreotypes . So far we have identified a significant number of daguerreotypes, but are eager to locate all potentially identifiable J W Newland images. If we haven’t already been in touch, please contact

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