From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleCavendish Memorial Fountain
About this objectView of the Cavendish Memorial Fountain in Bolton, erected in 1886. The fountain is in memory of Frederick Cavendish, Chief Secretary for Ireland, who was murdered by Irish republicans in Dublin on May 6, 1882.
Place MadeBolton, England
Date Madeca. 1880s
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso of mat: [pencil] 79:060:3
Measurements15 cm x 10 cm (image)
35.4 cm x 27.7 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 KeywordsBolton
Subject and Association Keywords1880s
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association KeywordsCavendish Memorial Fountain
Subject and Association KeywordsPhoenix Park Murders
Subject and Association KeywordsAssassination
Subject and Association KeywordsFrederick Cavendish
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeAlbumen Print