The Earl of Shaftesbury

Made:
1876 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield
'The Earl Of Shaftesbury', 1876
      A photographic portrait of the Earl of Shaftesbury [1801-1885] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe

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'The Earl Of Shaftesbury', 1876 A photographic portrait of the Earl of Shaftesbury [1801-1885] 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 'The Earl of Shaftesbury', 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 'The Earl of Shaftesbury', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1876.

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885) was one of the founders of the Ragged Schools Union, and its president for 40 years. The 'ragged schools' educated children in the poorest inner-city areas of London.

Shaftesbury Avenue, in the theatre district of London, was named in memory of the Earl.

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
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/6007/6
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford