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Sunlit Shadows, Panama-Pacific Exposition, California

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    San Francisco (photographed)
    Ganges (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Autochrome

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.86-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 845

Physical description

Autochrome depicting a pair of large columns in deep shadow with the edge of an archway visible on the left of the image. On the right of the image in the middle ground is a large tower. Two glass plates sandwiched together to protect the autochrome emulsion layer, taped at the edges. The tape is very degraded and loose on the bottom edge and is coming away slightly on the right edge.

Place of Origin

San Francisco (photographed)
Ganges (photographed)

Date

ca. 1910s (photographed)

Artist/maker

Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Autochrome

Marks and inscriptions

'Inv 10951'
Handwritten in pencil on the left side of the tape surrounding the plate.

'14658'
Handwritten in ink on a white sticker on the top right of the plate.

'21'
Handwritten in ink on a white sticker on the bottom left corner of the plate.

'Sunlit Shadows [tape coming away from the plate] Pacific Exposition'
Handwritten in white on the bottom edge of the tape surrounding the plate.

'H M Murdoch Trinity Court Boston Mass USA'
Handwritten in white on the right edge of the tape surrounding the plate.

Dimensions

Height: 216 mm, Width: 165 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Sunlit Shadows, Panama-Pacific Exposition, California', U.S.A, autochrome, ca. 1910s

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Autochrome; Photography

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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