Henry M Stanley

Made:
1880 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield
'Henry M Stanley', 1880.
      A photographic portrait of Henry Morton Stanley [1841-1904] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe

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'Henry M Stanley', 1880. A photographic portrait of Henry Morton Stanley [1841-1904] 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 'Henry M Stanley', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1880. 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 portrait entitled 'Henry M Stanley', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1880.

Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was commissioned by the 'New York Herald' to find the explorer Dr David Livingstone (1813-1873) who was lost in Africa. Later, Stanley's account of his arduous journey, 'How I Found Livingstone' (1872), became a bestseller.

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:
1990-5036/6007/24
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford