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Photograph -  South Kensington, Interior view, Royal Horticultural Gardens, Exhibition Road entrance
  • South Kensington, Interior view, Royal Horticultural Gardens, Exhibition Road entrance
    Victoria and Albert Museum
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South Kensington, Interior view, Royal Horticultural Gardens, Exhibition Road entrance

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Royal Horticultural Society (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1908 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Victoria and Albert Museum (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    PH.1086-1908

  • Gallery location:

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

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

A black and white photograph of the interior of a cavernous building with skylights and ribbed supports in a state of [de?] construction. A large machine is in the foreground.

Place of Origin

Royal Horticultural Society (photographed)

Date

ca. 1908 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Victoria and Albert Museum (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Descriptive line

Photograph, South Kensington, Interior view, Royal Horticultural Gardens, Exhibition Road entrance, gelatin silver print, ca. 1908

Subjects depicted

Horticultural societies

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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