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ca. 1902-1910 (made)
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A black and white photograph depicting a quayside scene showing men carrying loads.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin-silver print
Brief Description
Photograph by Netta Peacock, depicting a quayside scene, gelatin-silver print, Russia, ca. 1902-1910
Physical Description
A black and white photograph depicting a quayside scene showing men carrying loads.
  • Height: 8.7cm
  • Width: 12 cm
Historical context
Netta Peacock's photographs form a remarkable record of pre-revolutionary Russia, documenting both its peasant villages and elegant cosmopolitan cities. She was obviously concerned to capture a cross-section of the Russian population by representing as many different social and architectural types as possible. Little is known about the photographer herself; but it is likely that she was a highly educated daughter of a consul-general in Odessa, able to pursue photography as a hobby. She also wrote about Russian peasant crafts and artwork and published several books about Western painters.
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Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
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