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Photograph (Albumen Print, Carte de Visite) of an Unknown Man (a Member of the Gunther Family), by Samuel Fry, Kingston-on-Thames, c.1870

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Inventory Number: 13184
Object Type:
Persons: Samuel Fry
Date Created:
Brief Description: Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card) of a man seated full length facing left, holding an open book. Presumably he is a member of the Gunther family.
The photographer Samuel Fry, who already had portrait studios in London and Brighton, established a studio at his home in Surbiton Park Terrace in 1865, and specialised in carte-de-visite portraits. He was distantly related to the Fry involved in the London photographic firm Elliott & Fry.
Loosely enclosed (with other papers) in R. T. Gunther's archival copy of Gunther Family Records (1910), a privately published family history compiled by himself and his father Albert Gunther.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed on front: 'Samuel Fry & Co.'; printed on back: 'Samuel Fry | 9, Surbiton Park Terrace | Kingston-on-Thames | S.W.'. A pencil inscription on back is too faint to read.
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. Previously deposited on loan. Part of the Gunther Archive.
Collection Group: Gunther Archive
Material(s): Paper
Card
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
107 63 mm

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