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Photograph (Albumen Print, Carte de Visite) of Jane Bleach and Lizzie Packer, by William Friese Greene, Bath, c.1880

Inventory Number: 27271
Object Type:
Persons: William Friese Greene (Photographer)
Date Created: c. 1880
Place Created: Bath England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1971-23
Brief Description: Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card) of two young women, seated nearly full length, facing front, wearing fancy hats and with a stone plinth in front of them. They are identified in an inscription on the back. The printed advertising text on the back indicates the enterprising range of Friese Greene's early business.
William Friese Greene (or Friese-Greene) (1855-1921) went into business on his own at the age of 18, and was a successful portrait photographer in Bath (opening several branch studios in other places), before moving to London in 1885. He is best known as one of the inventors of cinematography, though he invented other photographic techniques too and also pioneered moving pictures in colour.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed photographer's details on front of mount: 'Friese Greene, | 7, CORRIDOR, AND | 34, GAY STREET. | BATH.' (the first element of the address an addition); full printed advertising matter of Friese Greene on back. Inscribed on back: 'Jane Bleach & Lizzie / Packer'.
Provenance: Presented by S. G. Farrow in 1971.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Card
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
103 63 mm

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