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Illustrations of the Diamond Industry by J.E. Middlebrook, 1882

MS. 23051 photogr. 35

A book illustrated by collotype photographs. Collotypes are a photomechanical reproduction consisting of an ink image on paper. The book illustrates various aspects of the diamond mining industry in South Africa including the sites, miners, and equipment.


  • Creation: 1882


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 35

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0377; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 048

Biographical / Historical

J.E. Middlebrook was a commercial photographer based in Kimberley, South Africa, from 1888 to 1894, and in Durban in 1898 and 1899.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown provenance, likely UK

Physical Facet


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom