Professor Fawcett

Made:
1876 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield
'Professor Fawcett', 1876
      A photographic portrait of Professor Henry Fawcett [1833-1884] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe

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'Professor Fawcett', 1876 A photographic portrait of Professor Henry Fawcett [1833-1884] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A Woodburytype entitled 'Professor Fawcett'. taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1876. This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time.

A Woodburytype entitled 'Professor Fawcett' taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1876.

Professor Henry Fawcett was an equal rights campaigner and postal service innovator who was elected Liberal MP for Brighton in 1865. He joined a radical group attempting to persuade the House of Commons to grant women the vote. In his post as Postmaster General Fawcett introduced the parcel post, postal orders and the sixpenny telegram.

Fawcett is pictured wearing dark glasses. At 25, he was accidentally blinded by a shot from his father's gun while hunting.

This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time. A brief biographical essay by Thompson Cooper (1837-1904) accompanied each portrait.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6007/4
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford