From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleStrid on the Wharfe
About this objectView of the Strid–a series of waterfalls and rapids–along the River Wharfe in Yorkshire.
Place MadeYorkshire, England
Date Madeca. 1860-1900
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] 79:060:4
Measurements19.9 cm x 12.9 cm (image)
35.3 cm x 27.8 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 KeywordsYorkshire
Subject and Association KeywordsLate 19th Century
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association KeywordsRiver Wharfe
Subject and Association KeywordsThe Strid
Subject and Association KeywordsRiver
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeAlbumen Print