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Photograph (Albumen Print, Carte de Visite) of David Forbes, by J. John[?son], 1860s

Inventory Number: 46725
Object Type:
Persons: J. John[?son] (Photographer)
David Forbes (Subject)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1949-10
Brief Description: Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card) of David Forbes, nearly half length, turned and facing left; vignetted. The card is cut away at the bottom edge, losing part of the photographer's printed details in a scroll. A New Street address suggests Birmingham, but the name is quite common of course.
David Forbes (1828-1876) was a mining engineer and consultant and a geologist and metallurgist, who had travelled extensively but lived in London from 1866.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed photographer's details (partly trimmed away) on front of mount (only): 'J. John[...] Photor- 112 New St[...]'. Identifying inscription on back [in Richard Inwards's hand].
Provenance: Presented by the Executors of G. H. Gabb in 1949. From the collection of Richard Inwards.
Collection Group: Gabb Collection
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
100 64 mm


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