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Photograph (?Albumen Print, Cabinet Format) of W. T. Suffolk, by Barrauds, London, c.1890

Inventory Number: 12342
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Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Albumen print or early gelatine print mounted on card, cabinet format. Portrait of W. T. Suffolk, head and shoulders, looking to right and slightly upwards, vignetted. Slightly retouched. The wordy photographer's advertisement which fills the back of the mount has several interesting features, including reference to their lift (early portrait studios were usually on the top floor or roof of the building, to take advantage of the light).

Formerly enclosed loosely in the RMS album of carte de visite portraits (11837), which contains another portrait of Suffolk dated 1892, where he looks similar.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed photographer's details on front of mount: 'Barrauds, Limited 263 Oxford St. London and at 92. Bold St. Liverpool.'; and similar on back together with advertising text, including: 'The studios are approached by a lift constructed on the most approved patents which will be found a great advantage to sitters as no stairs have to be ascended'. Identifying inscription (or signature) on back of mount.
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1991. Part of the RMS Archive.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Archive
Material(s): Paper
Card
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
164 107 mm

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