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Photograph - The Water-cart
  • The Water-cart
    Thomson, John, born 1837 - died 1921
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The Water-cart

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1877-78 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomson, John, born 1837 - died 1921 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodburytype

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs D Crisp

  • Museum number:

    PH.341-1982

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 122c, case 2

Physical description

Photograph of a horse and cart in a London street.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1877-78 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomson, John, born 1837 - died 1921 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Woodburytype

Marks and inscriptions

The Water Cart

Dimensions

Height: 86 mm image, Width: 115 mm image, Height: 128 mm sheet, Width: 178 mm sheet

Descriptive line

19thC; Thomson John, The Water-cart, Street life in London

Labels and date

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 'STREET LIFE IN LONDON'

These photographs were first published in 12 instalments in 1877-1878 in a series entitled 'Street Life in London'. John Thomson had earlier photographed in China and recognized London as a remarkable new subject. Together with journalist Adolphe Smith he wrote commentaries on each image. 'Street Life' is among the earliest and most evocative examples of social documentary photography. []

Categories

Scotland; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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