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In The Valley Of Chamouni, Savoy

In The Valley Of Chamouni, Savoy

Photographer: Thompson, Stephen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: 1758.b.6

Item number: 10

Length: 15.4

Width: 20.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Before the birth of photography, books were illustrated with engravings, woodcuts, or lithographs. Photography first made possible the wide distribution of faithful representations, and the public was eager to possess photogenic drawings or 'sun pictures' of buildings and scenery which they so far knew only from travellers' descriptions or fictitious engravings." Extract from 'Masterpieces of Victorian Photography 1840-1900' by Helmut Gernsheim.

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