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A portrait of a man 'JA. Hocan'

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Texas (Galveston, photographed)

  • Date:

    17 July 1884 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Louis Lilienthal (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 XRG303

Physical description

Carte-de-visite depicting a portrait of a man 'JA. Hocan' facing slightly to his left. Head and shoulders portrait in a oval frame.

Place of Origin

Texas (Galveston, photographed)


17 July 1884 (photographed)


Louis Lilienthal (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen photograph mounted on card.

Marks and inscriptions

'Louis Lilienthal, / PHOTOGRAPHER / 170 Tremount Street, / GALVESTION, TEXAS.'
Printed on verso, as part of logo.

'With best wishes / Ja. Hocan / Glaveston, July 17'/84,'
Handwritten in ink on verso.

'Louis Lilienthal / Photographer.'
Printed on the recto, below the image.


Height: 105 mm, Width: 63 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Louis Lilienthal, a portrait of a man 'JA. Hocan', albumen print, 17 July 1884


Photographic paper


Albumen process; Photography


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Portraits; Military


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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