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Sarah Angelina Acland, the pioneer colour photographer, was honoured yesterday with a blue plaque on the property at 10 Park Town, Oxford, where she was living at her death. The plaque was initiated by the Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board and was supported by the Royal Photographic Society, Giles Hudson and others. Amongst those attending the ceremony were Lt-Col Sir Guy Acland, Bt, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford, photographic historians, and residents of Park Town.Guests were hosted by the current owner of the house Margaret PInsent and the ceremony was attended by members of the Acland family.  

Acland was elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1905. A collection of her colour photographs is held at the Museum of the History Science in Oxford. Her monochrome studies and papers are kept in the Bodleian. She was the subject of a book by Giles Hudson which was published by the Bodleian Library in 2012. 

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