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Photograph - London Nomades
  • London Nomades
    Thomson, John, born 1837 - died 1921
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London Nomades

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (photographed)

  • Date:

    1876 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodburytype

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Dorothy Crisp

  • Museum number:

    PH.315-1982

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 122c, case 2

Physical description

A group of four nomadic travellers, two women and two men, sit in a group around the steps of a traditional wagon, with two young children inside, looking out through the top half a stable-style door. The Woodburytype process gives the image a rich brown colour.

Place of Origin

London (photographed)

Date

1876 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Woodburytype

Dimensions

Height: 109 mm image, Width: 84 mm image, Height: 180 mm sheet, Width: 128 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Woodburytype photograph entitled 'London Nomades', part of the 'Street Life in London' series by John Thomson. England, 1876.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Coe, Brian & Haworth-Booth, Mark. A Guide to Early Photographic Printing Processes. London: The Victoria and Albert Museum in association with Hurtwood Press, 1983.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Woodburytype

Subjects depicted

Nomads; Wagon

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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