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Krotona theosophist settlement

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Hollywood (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1915 (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.1754-2018

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Autochrome of a white building and garden, a veranda with columns sits in front of the building, with various plants and flowers visible. Two glass plates sandwiched together and taped around the edges.

Place of Origin

Hollywood (photographed)

Date

ca. 1915 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

autochrome

Marks and inscriptions

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

'INV: 10946'
Handwritten in pencil on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

'HM Murdoch FRPS'
Handpainted directly onto the emulsion plate.

Dimensions

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

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Krotona theosophist settlement', Hollywood, California, autochrome, ca. 1915

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Autochrome; Photography

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Gardens & Gardening; Architecture

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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