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Guide to the Francis Bedford Photographic Views of North and South Wales Photobook, between 1850-1880

Summary

Francis Bedford was an English photographer. Collection comprises an album featuring sixteen albumen landscape views by Francis Bedford; all have printed captions. There are an additional ten albumen photographs that have been pasted in that feature handwritten captions; it is not clear if these are also photographs by Bedford. Topics generally include castles, water features, and views of Tenby and other towns. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11287
Title
Francis Bedford Photographic Views of North and South Wales photobook
Date
between 1850-1880
Creator
Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises an album featuring sixteen albumen landscape views by Francis Bedford; all have printed captions. There are an additional ten albumen photographs that feature handwritten captions; it is not clear if these are also photographs by Bedford. Topics generally include castles, water features, and views of Tenby and other towns. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Francis Bedford Photographic Views of North and South Wales Photobook, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Photobook
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Francis Bedford was the son of the successful church architect Francis Octavius Bedford. He was christened at St Giles in Camberwell on 11 September 1815. He began his career as an architectural draughtsman and lithographer, before taking up photography in the early 1850s. He helped to found the Royal Photographic Society in 1853. On 1 November 1843 he married Mary Graham at St Andrew's in Holborn, London; the couple had two children.


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Provenance

The Francis Bedford Photographic Views of North and South Wales Photobook was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, August, 2016