From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleUntitled [Portsmouth Town Hall]
About this objectView of the Portsmouth Town Hall in Portsmouth, England. The Town Hall was designed by architect William Hill. It was completed in 1890 and has a similar design to a town hall in Bolton also designed by Hill and completed in 1873. Since 1926, the building has been known as the Portsmouth Guildhall. It was severely damaged during World War II and was repairs were completed in 1959.
Place MadePortsmouth, England
Date Madeca. 1890s
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] Portsmouth Town Hall
verso: [pencil] 76:005:31
Measurements18.6 cm x 27.6 cm (image)
27.8 cm x 35.5 cm (mat)
Subject and Association DescriptionFrancis Frith is a 19th century English photographer who traveled the Middle East extensively taking collodion photographs. Frith’s photographs were distributed to the public primarily through postcards. Frith eventually established the large and successful Francis Frith & Co. photograph studio.
Subject and Association KeywordsFrancis Frith
Subject and Association KeywordsPortsmouth
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association KeywordsArchitecture
Subject and Association KeywordsWilliam Hill
Subject and Association Keywords1890s
Object TypeAlbumen Print
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