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Thomas Carlyle

Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (1)

Period:
19th Century
Description:

A copy of a photograph by Elliot & Fry.  Head and shoulders portrait of Thomas Carlyle for a publication on the writer.  Detail beneath - TOM M / 94/ PHOTOGRAPH BY ELLIOTT & FRY.

 

The firm of Elliott & Fry was founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott (1835 = 1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry, who opened their first premises at 55 Baker Street where they stayed at until 1886. The firm employed a variety of operators who took the photographs, including Francis Henry Hart and Alfred James Philpott in the Edwardian era, Herbert Lambert in the 1920s and 1930s and subsequently William Flowers. In the early 1940s the studio was bombed and most of the early negatives were destroyed. Shortly after the firm's Centenary in 1963 it was taken over by and amalgamated with Bassano & Vandyk. The National Portrait Gallery owns all the surviving negatives.

Place of Production:
55 Baker Street, Portman Square, London W.
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
height 126mm, width 86mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.9
Digital Number:
DMFA076n
Creation Date:
c1865
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council