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Photograph (Platinum Print) of James Bellamy and Another Man in Bagley Wood, 1890s

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Inventory Number: 93919
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Persons: James Bellamy (Photographer)
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Brief Description: Platinum print. Creased top left and bottom right corner torn. Candid portrait of James Bellamy, seated half length, looking front as if turning to look at the camera; with another man sitting beside him, and further figures beyond to left. They are out of doors, near a building or shelter, at the college picnic in Bagley Wood, near Oxford. Companion of 79311 (taken moments earlier or later), and also of 54726. All three are candid photographs, early examples of snapshots. Horizontal format.
James Bellamy, DD (1819-1909) was President of St John's College, Oxford, 1871-1909. How the photographs came to the Museum is not known.
The image shows in pale brown on the back of the photograph, probably an effect from the iron salts which were the sensitising agent in platinum prints.
Primary Inscriptions: Inscribed on back: 'Dr James Bellamy at the Baggley Picnic'.
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Material(s): Paper
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Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
87 110 mm

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