'Archbishop of Canterbury', c 1943.

Redhead, John Cyril Alfred

'Archbishop of Canterbury', c 1943.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


A Kodachrome colour photograph of William Temple (1881-1944) Archbishop of Canterbury, taken by JCA Redhead (1886-1954) during World War Two. Temple was the eighty-ninth Archbishop of Canterbury, from 1942 to 1944. His father, Frederick Temple (1821-1902), had been Archbishop of Canterbury before him. Kodachrome, regarded as the first 'modern' colour proces, was announced by Kodak in 1935. Kodachrome film was imported from the USA and was in very short supply during World War Two. As Head of Kodak Ltd's Photo Finishing Laboratory in Harrow, England, Redhead had acces to supplies of this scarce colour film.

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