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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…Continue
Posted on June 18, 2012 at 3:00 — 14 Comments
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Thanks for this.
No, I have not seen your left hand image previously... so thanks for sharing.
As I point out in my book, there were a number of photographers active in the Crystal Palace. I don't think your left hand image is by Ferrier, this is based on both the format (dimensions) and also the fading. As to who tool this photograph, it could be Henneman, or Malone, an amateur etc. etc. Clearly the dimensions are a key clue. I am sorry I can't be more precise.
As you point out, the two views were taken at different times. The lack of labels suggests that the left hand image was taken either as the exhibition was being prepared for opening, or after it closed and exhibits were being removed. I tend to think it was as the final touches were being made... and the exhibit labels being attached.
Not sure this in of much help, but thanks for sharing, and I would be fascinated to understand more about the album from which the left hand image came from, and whether it included other views of the Crystal Palace.
You had a question about photography and the Crystal Palace. Please let me have it and I'll hope to be able to answer it.
Greetings Steven and congratulations on Ryerson as a home for your fine collection!
I started on GW Wilson in 2011 -- using it for two exhibitions at the Atwater Library [ now there is a fine piece of architecture, Ms. Lambert has said it's one of her favorites in the area.]
I cherry-picked over 130 CDV views of Mr.Wilson's. One proved definitely GWW introduced them about 1862, not 1868 as Roger Taylor published twice in his books [ I tried to share preliminary info. with him, but he 'wouldn't buy it.' See my blog for the overblown story, if you wish. I live in Vancouver now -- should you come my way, let's do coffee... Edward.
Hello Steven, from Vancouver, B.C. where I just moved after 11 years again in my hometown of Montreal [ I was volunteer curator of the Atwater Library and did five exhibitions - two on GW Wilson.] Mr. Bedford CDV views interest me as do GWWs and FS Mann's CDVs Are you aware of this wonderful landscape with his darkroom wagon? --Edward