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Album of photographs of Gibraltar and Morocco by George Washington Wilson, 1865-1885

MS. 23051 photogr. 54

Album of travel photographs, containing 18 topographic views of Gibraltar and Morocco. Includes 3 portraits of Moroccan people by the Hardie Bros.


  • Creation: 1865-1885


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 54

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 89:3781; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 249

Biographical / Historical

George Washington Wilson began his career as a portrait miniaturist, before switching to portrait photography in 1852. He shifted to landscape in the 1860s, pioneering a variety of techniques for outdoor photography. By 1864 he claimed to have sold over half a million prints.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Phillips UK, 12/04/1989, lot 84

Physical Facet

Albumen prints from wet collodion plate negatives

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom