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Research request: Watkins & Hill: stereo daguerreotype of Wellington

Where can I find more information about 'Watkins & Hill', Opticians from London. I bought a stereo daguerreotype from them, depicting the 1st duke of Wellington. Were they photographers? Or only resellers? 

In my current library I can't find much... So I would like to learn more! 

Feel free to post here or private: wouter.lambrechts@kdg.be


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Comment by Wouter Lambrechts on February 18, 2019 at 10:48

Thanks a lot for your answer. 

I thought is were sellers only. But couldn't find much about them. If they were sellers only, who made this (and other) photographs they sell? 

Here is a fast reproduction of the stereo. Sorry, I wasn't able to make a good one yet. 

I'm working on a topic about the heritage of Napoleon I and the link with photography. Some years ago I published on the daguerreobase an article about the daguerreotype portrait of a veterinarian in the Napoleonic army (Journal Year 2, Issue nr. 2,Spring 2015 ... pdf for free online)

All the best,

Wouter

Comment by michael g. jacob on February 18, 2019 at 9:50

So far as I know, they were sellers only. Would it be possible to see the image, please? Many thanks!

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