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Portraits of the Most Eminent Celebrities Of The Day by W.T. Morgan, 1870-1880

MS. 23051 photogr. 34

Album containing 119 Woodburytype portraits of royalty and celebrities, by various photographers, including James Mudd and Nadar. With newspaper cuttings in the back.


  • Creation: 1870-1880


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 34

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0376; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 177

Biographical / Historical

W.T. Morgan was a portrait photographer who worked for Henry Hering, based in Greenwich.

Locke & Whitfield was a photographic studio in London opened by Samuel Lock and George Whitfield.

James Mudd was a photographer best known for his photographs on locomotives, many built by Beyer-Peacock.

Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as Nadar, was the most famous photographer of his day. He was the first person to take aerial photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Photofair UK, 27/05/1985

Physical Facet

Woodburytypes; Collotypes

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom