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Pupil weaving rug

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Santa Barbara (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1916 (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.1739-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 853

Physical description

Autochrome portrait of a young woman working on a loom, mid length, facing left. Two glass plates sandwiched together and taped around the edges.

Place of Origin

Santa Barbara (photographed)

Date

ca. 1916 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

autochrome

Marks and inscriptions

'INV: 10903'
Handwritten in pencil on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

'30-IX'
Handwritten in pencil on a circular sticker on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

'[illegible] Murdoch FRPS'
Handwritten in ink directly onto the emulsion plate. Almost entirely obscured by the tape surrounding the plate.

Dimensions

Height: 83 mm, Width: 107 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Pupil weaving rug', Santa Barbara, autochrome, ca. 1916

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Autochrome; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Textiles; Industry; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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