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Royal Park Wardens and Keepers 1865

RCIN 2083791

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Glass plate negative of a full length group portrait of Royal Park Keepers pictured outside, with, from right to left: Henry Austin; Thomas Foker with donkey and cart; George Smith; Thomas Foster (d. 1890); Sampson Strickland; John Orme; and John Cole who holds a dog and guns. All wear top hats.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative do not seem to exist in the Collection, however a variant from the same sitting is represented by RCIN 2907100.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Henry Austin (active 1844-1860s)
    Foster, Thomas, Park Keeper (d.1890)
    Strickland, J., Park Keeper (fl.1843-1860s)
    John Orme (fl.1844-76)
    John Cole (d. 1869)
    T Foker (active 1848-1860s)
    Smith, George, Park Keeper (fl.1840-1860s)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Guns
        • Vehicles
          • Simple transport
            • Carts
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Wild horses
              • Donkeys