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Testing Captain Henry Scott's patent cement, 1861.

Fowke, Captain

Testing Captain Henry Scott's patent cement, 1861.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Albumen print from a negative taken by Captain Fowke to record the strength of a new type of cement used for building South Kensington Museum. The picture shows two men; one a gentleman, the other a worker, standing on either side of a tall nearly completed arch. They are posing to create a symmetrical image.

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