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John Thomson & Adolphe Smith - Street Life in London with Permanent Photographic Illustrations




 John & Smith Thomson - Street Life in London with Perman...

John & Smith Thomson - Street Life in London with Perman...

 John & Smith Thomson - Street Life in London with Perman...

John & Smith Thomson - Street Life in London with Perman...

 John & Smith Thomson - Street Life in London with Perman...

John & Smith Thomson - Street Life in London with Perman...

Images may be added again at some stage - too many images "stolen" and used uncredited without any notice. Will rethink the whole project - password protected access may be an option, paid subscribing another or taking it completly offline also thinkable. But still undecided...

Hardcover, privately bound.

Photographic Illustrations taken from Life Expressly for this Publication, [1877-78], thirty-six mounted Woodburytypes on thirty-six leaves, many approx. 110 x 85mm. Originally published as a monthly serial, Street Life in London was published in twelve parts. It was then published in book form in brown and variant green bindings. It is still considered a pioneering work for its use of photography as social documentation, the types represented include cabmen, street doctors, locksmiths, shoe-blacks, peddlers, etc.

“Structurally, Street Life is a combination of street portraiture … and interviews with the subjects. Thus it was the direct predecessor of the journalistic picture stories that would appear in illustrated magazines from that period onward. ... is a pioneering work of social documentation in photographs and words ... one of the most significant and far-reaching photobooks in the medium's history" (Parr/Badger Vol. I)

From the "Collection Fotosammlung OstLicht"

Pages: 100
Place: London
Year: 1878
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
Size: 21 x 27 cm (approx.)

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