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Photograph - The International Exhibition of 1862:  French Machinery.  Western Annexe
  • The International Exhibition of 1862: French Machinery. Western Annexe
    Davis Burton, J.
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The International Exhibition of 1862: French Machinery. Western Annexe

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Kensington (photographed)

  • Date:

    1862 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Davis Burton, J. (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stereoscopic albumen prints

  • Museum number:

    PH.1185A-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 601, box B

Photographs and photographers were present from the very beginning of the V&A's history and the Museum has an extensive collection of images from the 1850s through to the present which documents the construction and development of the V&A and the South Kensington site.

Originally collected by the National Art Library as part of a programme to record works of art, architecture and design in the interest of public education, these topographic and architectural views were valued as records and as source material for students of architecture and design. As well as being crucial records of the history of the V&A, and an important element within the National Art Library's visual encyclopaedia, these photographs are also significant artefacts in the history of the art of photography.

Physical description

Mounted stereographic sepia-coloured photographs of machinery section at Great Exhibition. Mounted on bright yellow card and lettered with title.

Place of Origin

South Kensington (photographed)

Date

1862 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Davis Burton, J. (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Stereoscopic albumen prints

Marks and inscriptions

The International / Exhibition of 1862 / London Stereographic and Photographic Company. / No. 199 -- French Machinery. Western Annexe. (5)
printed on mount

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm image, Width: 7.6 cm image, Height: 7.5 cm image, Width: 7.6 cm image, Height: 8.4 cm mount, Width: 17.4 cm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by J. Davis Burton, No. 199 in the London Series , 'The International Exhibition of 1862: French Machinery. Western Annexe', stereoscopic albumen prints, 1862

Materials

Card; Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Machinery; Exhibitions

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A; Great Exhibition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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