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A photograph of 'Lerwick and Wart of Bressay'

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Shetland (photographed)

  • Date:

    1860-1869 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    G. W. Wilson & Co. (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen photograph mounted on card.

  • 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 MB2, shelf SH2, box XRG305

Physical description

Carte-de-visite depicting a photograph of 'Lerwick and Wart of Bressay'. External scene. and landscape orientation

Place of Origin

Shetland (photographed)


1860-1869 (photographed)


G. W. Wilson & Co. (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen photograph mounted on card.

Marks and inscriptions

'Lerwick and Wart of Bressay / G. W. Wilson & Co., / No. 1424. / Aberdeen.'
Printed on recto, below the image.

'ESTABLISHED 1852. / G.W WILSON & Co. / 22, 24 & 25 Crown St. / ABERDEEN / BY SPECIAL APPOINMENT / PHOTOGRAPHERS TO HER MAJESTY in SCOTLAND / CARD, STEREOSCOPIC, CABINET. / & Imperial sizes of views of Scottish / scenery sol by all the leading booksellers / and at the principal Railway books stalls / in Scotland/ Sets of views of Edinburgh, / Trossachs, Melrose, Abbotsford, Stirling, / Dunkeld, Balmoral, Staffa & Iona, Glencoe, Skye & c in Greencloth & Morocca Bindings for Souvenirs & Gift Books.'
Printed on verso.

Stamped on verso.


Height: 100 mm, Width: 62 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by G. W. Wilson & Co., a photograph of 'Lerwick and Wart of Bressay', albumen print, ca. 1860s


Photographic paper


Albumen process; Photography


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Portraits; Military; RPS Digitisation Project New


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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