From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleBarden Tower, Bolton Woods
About this objectView of Barden Tower seen from Bolton Woods. Barden Tower was built in the 15th century and operated as a hunting lodge and the administrative office of the Barden hunting forest.
Place MadeNorth Yorkshire, England
Date Madeca. 1860-1900
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso of mat: [pencil] 76:005:26verso of mat: [pencil] S.P.J.
Measurements13.2 cm x 20 cm (image)
27.8 cm x 35.5 cm (mat)
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 KeywordsNorth Yorkshire
Subject and Association KeywordsBarden Tower
Subject and Association KeywordsLate 19th Century
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association KeywordsArchitecture
Subject and Association Keywords15th Century Architecture
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeAlbumen Print