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In his television series "Britain's First Photo Album", broadcast on the 12th March on BBC2, John Sergeant repeatedly refers to the John Thomson photo of "Covent Garden Flower Women" as having been taken by Francis Frith.

He also shows another Thomson photo "Covent Garden Labourers" in the same Frith context.

Can this be an oversight or is it a new discovery in the history of photography?

Comments welcomed,


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Comment by Meir Berk on March 29, 2012 at 13:58

Hello, Mr Brewer

Thanks for your comment.

I found that the whole program was an ego trip for John Sergeant, who obviously thinks he is a great photographer.Yours disappointed.


Comment by Nicholas Brewer on March 28, 2012 at 20:08

Very good point. This is quite an error if you are correct. I have been watching the show a little on the iplayer and saw this one earlier in the week. I find them disappointing over all. What are your thoughts?

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