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'Xmas, Aden'. Photographer: unknown [‎14-a] (1/1)

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The record is made up of 1 b&w albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print. It was created in 25 Dec 1898. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Genre/Subject Matter:

Informal group photograph on the beach at Aden prior to departure for India.

From left: Lord Suffolk [Henry Howard, 19th Earl of Suffolk], A.D.C. to the Resident at Aden, Mr Meade, Mr Lawrence, Capt. Marker, Lord Curzon, Resident at Aden [Charles Alexander Cunningham or Sir Garrett O'Moore Creagh], Lady Mary Curzon.

In the background, the same buildings seen in Photo 430/75/6 are visible.


Ink, above image from left to right: ‘Xmas.’; ‘Aden. Dec 25. 1898’; ‘Lord Suffolk’; ‘Mr. Meade’; ‘Capt. Marker’; ‘Resident of Aden’

Ink, below image: ‘A.D.C. to Resident’; ‘Mr. Lawrence’; ‘G. N. C.’; ‘M. C.’

Pencil, alongside image at right: ‘17’

Temporal context:

This and the photographs that accompany it were taken en route to India at the end of 1898 and during the first year of Lord Curzon’s position as Viceroy of India, 1899.

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1 b&w albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print
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120 x 168 mm


The image is buckled and foxed along with the card it is mounted upon. Black staining marks along the lower edge probably originate in the printing process. Light surface dirt throughout.




Albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. , collodio-chloride and platinum printing out paper

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English in Latin script
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'Xmas, Aden'. Photographer: unknown [‎14-a] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Photo 430/75/17, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 18 July 2018]

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