Sir Joseph William Bazalgette

Made:
1877 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield

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'Sir Joseph William Bazalgette', 1877 A photographic portrait of Sir Joseph Bazalgette [1819-1891] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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A Woodburytype entitled 'Sir Joseph William Bazalgette' taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1877. 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.

A Woodburytype entitled 'Sir Joseph William Bazalgette' taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1877.

In 1855 Sir Joseph Bazalgette (1819-1891) was appointed chief engineer to the Metropolitan Board of Works. At the time, London's drainage system was woefully inadequate and public health was threatened by cholera outbreaks. Over the next twenty years, Bazalgette constructed a radical new sewerage system for London. Heralded a pioneer of public health engineering, he was knighted in 1874.

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.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6007/12
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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