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Collection Photo, Print, Drawing Scenic views of England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium

About this Item

Title

  • Scenic views of England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium

Summary

  • Scenic views of various European countries including cities, landscapes, and monuments. LOT 13071-1 is composed primarily of albumen photographs, many half-stereographs, of the English Lake District, the Scottish Highlands, and various cities in Britain, among them Folkestone, York, and Worthing. There are several photographs of Haddon Hall and many landscape photographs. The subject content is similar to that of LOT 13071-1. LOT 13071-2 primarily contains half-stereographic prints of Switzerland (Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva, Fribourg, Berne, Interlaken, Neuchâtel); France (Paris, Lyon, Calais, Boulogne); Belgium (Brussels, Ostend); Germany (Coblenz, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Lindau); and Great Britain (Oxford, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Dover, Isle of Wight, Southsea, Canterbury, and Tunbridge Wells, among others). Among the various subjects depicted are lakes, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, castles, churches, cathedrals, hotels, ruins, bridges, forts, city centers, harbors, and country houses. In general, prominent tourist sights are covered. The few portraits include a wedding party, women in traditional Welsh dress, and Belgian fishermen and women. There are also several pictures of the International Exhibition of 1862.

Names

  • G.W. Wilson & Co.

Created / Published

  • 1861-1871.

Headings

  • -  Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh, Scotland)--1860-1880
  • -  York Minster--1860-1880
  • -  Chichester Cathedral--1860-1880
  • -  Exeter Cathedral--1860-1880
  • -  Salisbury Cathedral--1860-1880
  • -  Lakes & ponds--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Mountains--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Hotels & taverns--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Castles & palaces--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Churches--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Cathedrals--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Waterfalls--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Forts & fortifications--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Monuments & memorials--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Houses--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Plazas--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Ruins--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Business districts--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Cities & towns--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Bridges--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Harbors--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Exhibitions--England--London--1860-1870
  • -  Glaciers--Switzerland--1860-1880
  • -  Universities & colleges--England--Oxford--1860-1880
  • -  City & town halls--Europe--1860-1880
  • -  Weddings--Great Britain--1860-1880
  • -  England--1860-1880
  • -  Scotland--1860-1880
  • -  Wales--1860-1880
  • -  Belgium--1860-1880
  • -  France--1860-1880
  • -  Germany--1860-1880
  • -  Switzerland--1860-1880
  • -  Highlands (Scotland)--1860-1880
  • -  Trossachs (Scotland)--1860-1880
  • -  Lake District (England)--1860-1880
  • -  Windermere, Lake (England)--1860-1880
  • -  Lomond, Loch (Scotland)--1860-1880
  • -  Ness, Loch (Scotland)--1860-1880
  • -  Nevis, Ben (Scotland)--1860-1880
  • -  Jungfrau (Switzerland)--1860-1880

Headings

  • Albumen prints--1860-1880.
  • Cityscape photographs--1860-1880.
  • Group portraits--1860-1880.
  • Landscape photographs--1860-1880.
  • Photograph albums--1860-1880.
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1880.
  • Stereographs--1860-1880.

Genre

  • Landscape photographs--1860-1880
  • Cityscape photographs--1860-1880
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1880
  • Group portraits--1860-1880
  • Photograph albums--1860-1880
  • Albumen prints--1860-1880
  • Stereographs--1860-1880

Notes

  • -  George Washington Wilson was an early commercial photographer credited with being a pioneer in the development of instantaneous photographs (photographs in which motion can be detected). Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Wilson employed a large staff which traveled around Britain and the Continent, photographing architecture, monuments, cities, and scenery. Using inexpensive half-stereographs, Wilson's company published photographic albums which were very popular. By 1880, George Washington Wilson was the world's largest publisher of photographic views.
  • -  These unpublished albums have many hand-written captions.
  • -  Labels on second page of LOT 13071-1 and on the cover of LOT 13071-2 indicate dates when various locations were photographed.
  • -  Many photographs stained by adhesive.
  • -  LOT title devised.
  • -  Exchange; 1969.

Medium

  • 2 albums (553 albumen prints) ; 25 x 30 cm. or smaller (album)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 13071 (H) SERVE BY APPOINMTMENT [P&P]

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 93516562

Access Advisory

  • Serve by appointment.

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

G.W. Wilson & Co. Scenic views of England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium. Windermere Loch Oxford London England Scotland Lake France Wales Nevis Europe Ness Great Britain Germany Belgium Lake District Highlands Ben Trossachs Lomond Jungfrau Switzerland, 1861. to 1871. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/93516562/.

APA citation style:

G.W. Wilson & Co. (1861) Scenic views of England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium. Windermere Loch Oxford London England Scotland Lake France Wales Nevis Europe Ness Great Britain Germany Belgium Lake District Highlands Ben Trossachs Lomond Jungfrau Switzerland, 1861. to 1871. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/93516562/.

MLA citation style:

G.W. Wilson & Co. Scenic views of England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium. to 1871. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/93516562/>.