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Unidentified Early British Photograph

Greetings all. I have recently acquired the attached photograph. The image, removed from an album containing other images from Britain c. 1855, is mounted on thin paper and appears to be a salt print -- possibly from a paper negative. Unfortunately there are no notations identifying location, date, or maker. Any help identifying this photograph will be greatly appreciated. 

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Comment by Steven Evans on June 20, 2012 at 20:46

Thanks, Brian and David. I have followed up on David's suggestion and come across a few sites, including some showing boat houses in Grassemere, where the architecture compares favourably. I believe, after comparing a variety of on-line photos, that this might be the "Keswick Boat House" which is now a tourist destination and hotel. I'll write the owners and see if they recognize the photo and/or can tell me anything about the history of the building. Stay tuned!

Comment by BRIAN IDDON on June 20, 2012 at 20:30

Possible it could be Rydal Water,near Grasmere.Warmsley Brothers photographed this area extensively,but it looks a little before their time,but worth a try. A lot of the Warmsley Bros archive is held in the Armitt Museum in Ambleside.

Comment by Steven Evans on June 18, 2012 at 19:40

Hi Jonathan, Thanks for your observations. Scotland has also been suggested.

Comment by Jonathan Dore on June 18, 2012 at 18:47

I guess the building on the left is a boathouse, which perhaps makes it more likely to be on a lake rather than a river? Looks a bit Cumbrian  --  Derwentwater perhaps?

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