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Photograph - Black Jack

Black Jack

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1877-78 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    photography

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs D Crisp

  • Museum number:

    PH.335-1982

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 37, box A

Physical description

Photograph of a man wearing a hat sitting on a cart pulled by a donkey.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1877-78 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

photography

Marks and inscriptions

Black Jack

Dimensions

Height: 92 mm sheet, Width: 107 mm image, Height: 128 mm sheet, Width: 180 mm sheet

Object history note

Black Jack was a hawker called John Walker.

Descriptive line

19thC; Thomson John, Black Jack, 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; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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