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Photograph (Albumen Print, Carte de Visite) of a Boy with a Penny-Farthing Bicycle, by Robert W. Thrupp, Birmingham, Probably 1870s

preview image for Photograph (Albumen Print, Carte de Visite) of a Boy with a Penny-Farthing Bicycle, by Robert W. Thrupp, Birmingham, Probably 1870s
Inventory Number: 12108
Object Type:
Persons: Robert W. Thrupp (Photographer)
Date Created: 1870s
Place Created: Birmingham England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card) of a boy posing with a penny-farthing bicycle, standing full length facing front, taken in a studio. He holds one of the hand-grips of the straight handle-bar, and rests his elbow on the saddle. The base of the clamp used to hold the boy still (a studio accessory that is usually disguised) is visible behind him; a rod visible to the right, in contact with the other side of the handle-bar, is also presumably assisting to steady the rather precarious pose. No identifying or provenance inscription.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed photographer's details on front of mount: 'R. W. Thrupp, Photo. Birmingham', and fuller printed advertisement on back including royal arms.
Provenance: Probably from the collection of Richard Inwards.
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Material(s): Paper
Card
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
103 63 mm

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