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  • Place of origin:

    Australia (photographed)
    Java (photographed)

  • Date:

    1853-57 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woodbury, Walter Bentley, born 1834 - died 1885 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fabric covered album page

  • 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 635

Physical description

A loose cover page with inscription bound together with a blank paper page from a deconstructed album of 110 photographs, with a cover, title page, two end pages and one blank page. Each page mounted with 1 to 5 photographs, some with photographs mounted on verso. Pages very fragile.

Place of Origin

Australia (photographed)
Java (photographed)


1853-57 (photographed)


Woodbury, Walter Bentley, born 1834 - died 1885 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Fabric covered album page

Marks and inscriptions

'Photographs / taken in Australia / and Java / by Walter B Woodbury / 1853-1853 / JDJ 1926'
ink, on recto of page


Height: 370 mm album cover, Width: 340 mm album cover

Descriptive line

Title page, loose, from album of photographs by Walter Woodbury, 'Victoria, Australia and Java', albumen prints, 1853-1857


Paper; Fabric


Book binding


Photographs; Topography


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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