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Stonehenge

Photographer Unknown (Ordnance Survey)

'Trilithons B and C from the south-west, Stonehenge, c.1867'

The Ordnance Survey’s involvement with photography was not restricted solely to technical issues relating to the reproduction of maps. 

A photographer had accompanied expeditions to survey both Jerusalem and the Sinai peninsula in the mid-1860s. In this book Sir Henry James, Director of the Ordnance Survey, turned his attention closer to home, in a work produced to encourage personnel ‘to make plans and sketches, and to give descriptive remarks of such objects of antiquity as they may meet with during the progress of the survey of the Kingdom’.

Albumen print

From Sir Henry James, Plans and photographs of Stonehenge and Turusachan in the Island of Lewis (Southampton, 1867)

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