Item 34 - Stereoview showing pedestrians on carriageway of Clifton Suspension Bridge

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GB 3493 AA/1/S/34


Stereoview showing pedestrians on carriageway of Clifton Suspension Bridge


  • c.1866 - 1874 (Creation)

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1 stereoscopic photograph mounted on blue card

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(1820 - 1883)

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Born in Scotland, John Beattie was a travelling photographer and lecturer in phrenology and electricity who settled in Bristol in the 1850s. Throughout the 1860s until 1868 he ran a photographic business with Cyrus Voss Bark (d.1913). In the 1861 census he was recorded as an "artistic photographer" working at 25 The Triangle, Bristol. John Beattie paid a license to the Clifton Suspension Bridge Company to sell photographs and stationary from a wooden souvenirs kiosk located by the Clifton tower on the bridge from 1866 to 1875.

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

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