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Photograph - South Kensington, interior view Royal Horticultural Society Council Chambers
  • South Kensington, interior view Royal Horticultural Society Council Chambers
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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South Kensington, interior view Royal Horticultural Society Council Chambers

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Royal Horticultural Society (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1908 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    PH.754-1908

  • 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 mounted gelatin silver print with label.

Place of Origin

Royal Horticultural Society (photographed)

Date

ca. 1908 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Descriptive line

Photograph, South Kensington, interior view Royal Horticultural Society Council Chambers, 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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