Item 74 - Clifton Illustrated stereoview of Clifton Suspension Bridge from St Vincent's Rocks

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GB 3493 AA/1/S/74

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Clifton Illustrated stereoview of Clifton Suspension Bridge from St Vincent's Rocks

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  • 20 September 1965 (Creation)

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1 stereoscopic photograph mounted on yellow card

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(1815 - 1894)

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Francis Bedford initially worked as an artist and lithographer before taking up photography in 1853. He received several Royal commissions and was the first photographer to be appointed on a Royal Tour in 1862. From the late 1850s onwards he produced numerous stereoscopic photographs which documented important sites from across Britain. These were popular and sold in their thousands. Sometimes his wife and two sons feature in his topographical photographs.

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No. 1289. The photograph image would have been taken within Bedford's lifetime, however, it is likely that it was reproduced or sold in the 1960s because the reverse of the card carries the stamp: "P.H. Thomas, M.P.S. Chemist 20 Sep 1965 6, High Street Purton Tel. 294."

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This item has been conserved and digitised with thanks to The Murless Fund (SANHS).

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