Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Carte de visite, Norwich Castle

Albumen print by William Russell Sedgfield of Norwich Castle.
Marked on the back Sedgfield's English Scenery published by A. W. Bennet 5, Bishopgate Street Without, London E.C.
Sedgfield produced more than a thousand stereo photographs of English Scenery between 1855 and 1866 which were all published by Bennet. A lot of these were produced as single images to cash in on the craze for carte de visites.

Distressed does not begin to describe the condition of this photograph and only a sentimental nature and a love of stove piper hats have prevented it being consigned to the bin. Best viewed large.

Albumen print. Image size 2⅛ × 3½ inches mounted on card. Carte de visite.

1 comment:

Hydriotaphia said...

Great to see you back on track blogging again Colonel Blink. The last time i looked you were pretty pissed off with losing your camera, and I thought 'O no, don't stop blogging man, get another camera!' Glad you have. I lost my nice Olympus camera on Cromer beach last year and now use a much cheaper camera, but it's still satisfying posting your own photo's isn't it? One of the v. best Norridge blogs I have ever encountered!