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Photograph - The Seller of Shell-Fish
  • The Seller of Shell-Fish
    Thomson, John, born 1837 - died 1921
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The Seller of Shell-Fish

  • 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.336-1982

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 122c, case 2

Physical description

Three men and a woman gathered round a make-shift stall selling fish.

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

Fish Stall

Dimensions

Height: 112 mm image, Width: 90 mm image, Height: 179 mm sheet, Width: 129 mm sheet

Descriptive line

19thC; Thomson, John, The Seller of Shell-Fish, Street Life of 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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