Reference code(s): GB 0097 SR 1146
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
Title: Street Life in London
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Thomson | John | 1837-1921 | photographer
Smith | Adolphe | fl 1870-1920 | radical journalist | also known as Adolphe Smith Headingly
John Thomson was a talented and influential photographer, who had spent ten years travelling in, and taking photographs of, the Far East. On his return to London he joined with Adolphe Smith, a socialist journalist, in a project to photograph the street life of the London poor. The volumes were published in monthly parts as Street Life in London, and were an early example of social and documentary photography.
Scope and content/abstract:
Published copy of volume 1 of Street Life in London (Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London, 1877) by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
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No copyright restrictions. No documents may be photocopied.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Given in 1937. Also known as R 1146.
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Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
The National Library of Scotland holds the photographs and papers of John Thomson.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2001