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Photograph (Albumen Print) of William Horsell, by Maull & Polyblank, London, c.1857

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Inventory number: 17477
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Creation date: c. 1857
Creation place:London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
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Accession number:1949-10
Brief description:

Albumen print either mounted on thin card or printed on stiff paper, rich brown tones. Portrait of William Horsell, standing half length, turned to left, looking to front. Cut down from a larger photograph. With a somewhat later identifying inscription on the back by Richard Inwards.
William Horsell (1807-1863) was a promoter of hydropathy, temperance, and vegetarianism, a significant pioneer of the latter cause and one of the first to campaign against tobacco. There are no other known photographs of him, and the several engraved portraits are probably based on it.

Primary inscriptions:Inscribed on back: 'Wm- Horsell | Author of "Hydropathy for | the people" | about 1857 | Maull & Poly blank | photos' [in Richard Inwards's hand].
Provenance:Presented by the Executors of G. H. Gabb in 1949. From the collection of Richard Inwards.
Material: Paper, Card
Dimensions:
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9769mm

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