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Photograph - 1862 International Exhibition, South Kensington, Carting gravel for concrete, 26 April 1861
  • 1862 International Exhibition, South Kensington, Carting gravel for concrete, 26 April 1861
    Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education
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1862 International Exhibition, South Kensington, Carting gravel for concrete, 26 April 1861

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    26/04/1861 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    PH.2203-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 601, box E1

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 sepia-coloured photograph of two carts and four horses, and three men, two with shovels.

Date

26/04/1861 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'A.b. LONDON: / 1862 Exhib/Building'
Museum classification label, lower right recto.

Descriptive line

Photograph, 1862 International Exhibition, South Kensington, Carting gravel for concrete, 26 April 1861, gelatin silver print

Subjects depicted

Carts; Horses; Shovels

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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