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Photograph (Platinum Print, Cabinet Format) of Augustus Stroh, May 1896

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Inventory Number: 15945
Object Type:
Persons: John Matthias Augustus Stroh (Subject)
Date Created: May 1896
Accession Number: 1949-10
Brief Description: Platinum print mounted on grey card, cabinet format. Portrait of Augustus Stroh, seated half length, turned slightly to left but looking front, wearing a close-fitting cap. No photographer's name; Stroh was a photographer himself (see 20919) so it could be a self-portrait.
John Matthias Augustus Stroh (1828-1914) settled in London in 1851, and adapted his training as a watchmaker to become a scientific instrument maker of a new kind, making electrical and telegraph apparatus, inventing the Stroh violin (an electrical recording violin), and constructing the first phonograph to be made in Britain.
Primary Inscriptions: Identifying inscription and date on back of mount.
Provenance: Presented by the Executors of G. H. Gabb in 1949.
Collection Group: Gabb Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
167 108 mm

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