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Mine Dumps Johannesburg

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Johannesburg (photographed)

  • Date:

    1939 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Keighley, Alexander, born 1861 - died 1947 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carbon print

  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 1268

Physical description

Monochrome photograph mounted on card depicting a landscape with two prominent conical mining dumps. In the lower third of the image is a depression in the ground and a fence. A chimney producing smoke can be seen behind on of the conical dumps.

Place of Origin

Johannesburg (photographed)


1939 (photographed)


Keighley, Alexander, born 1861 - died 1947 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Carbon print

Marks and inscriptions

'Royal Photographic Society/ Alexander Keighley Collection 1948/ Title: Mine Dumps Johannesburg/ Process: Carbon/ Date: 1939 / No. AK 171'
Printed and completed in ink.

'Alex Keighley'
Handwritten in ink on the lower right corner of the image and again in pencil below the image on the mount.


Height: 607 mm mount, Width: 505 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'Mine Dumps Johannesburg', carbon print, 1939


Carbon process; Photography


The Royal Photographic Society; Photographs; Industry; Portraits; RPS Digitisation Project


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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