From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleHouses of Parliment
About this objectView of the Palace of Westminster seen from the River Thames. Two boats can be seen traveling on the Thames.
Place MadeLondon, England
Date Madeca. 1860s
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso of mat: [pencil] 82:009:1
Measurements18.5 cm x 28.5 cm
Subject and Association DescriptionJames Valentine was a 19th century Scottish photographer. Valentine & Sons Ltd. was founded in 1851 and had previously produced engravings. Valentine added portrait photography and opened one of the largest photographic glasshouses in Britain. In the 1860s, he decided to follow George Washington Wilson’s successful business model and began selling topographical views. This led to the company becoming internationally recognized for the postcards they produced.
Subject and Association KeywordsJames Valentine
Subject and Association KeywordsValentine & Sons Ltd.
Subject and Association KeywordsLondon
Subject and Association KeywordsPalace of Westminster
Subject and Association KeywordsRiver Thames
Subject and Association Keywords1860s
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeAlbumen Print