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Crowsteps OP00758 Featured Print

Crowsteps OP00758

Crowsteps, Tydehams, Newbury, Berkshire, c 1930. Herbert Felton (c 1887-€“1968), silver gelatin DOP (developing out paper) print. Designed by Thomas S Tait of Sir John Burnet, Tait & Lorne, and built in 1929, Crowsteps is one of the earliest Modernist houses in England. It was clearly inspired by the German architect Peter Behrena€™s New Ways in Northampton which was built between 1925 and 1926, and Tait was commissioned on the strength of his workersa€™ housing for Crittalla€™s at Silver End in Essex built between 1927 and 1928. Herbert Felton, whose professional reputation owed much to his photography of Modernist architecture, has used a low point of view to take advantage of the reflective qualities of the garden pool to double the mass of the house and fill the portrait-orientated negative. Felton'€™s ability as an architectural photographer was such that he became the first professional photographer to be employed by the National Buildings Record in 1941.

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St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539 Featured Print

St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539

St Gilesa€™ Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905.
Photographed by Henry William Taunt (1842-€“1922) on silver gelatin glass plate negative. Despite the bustle of St Giles'€™s Fair, the photographer Henry Taunt has inevitably attracted attention perched, presumably on a stepladder, above the fairgoers. Employees of the ornately decorated Taylor'€™s Royal Electric Coliseum are drumming up business, and a Fried Fish and Chip Potato wagon stands beside the gas lamp. St Giles'€™s Fair had evolved from a parish wake first mentioned in 1624 into a major amusement fair with special trains bringing visitors from far afield. Taunt photographed the fair from the late 1860s, hoping of course to sell many images, and also out of personal interest.

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Lichfield Cathedral OP08956 Featured Print

Lichfield Cathedral OP08956

Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Chad, Lichfield, Staffordshire, c 1860. Francis Bedford (1816-€“94), albumen print. Francis Bedford'€™s photograph, published by Thompson & Co, shows the west front of Lichfield Cathedral. General views of cathedrals and photographs of their architectural details had been popular subjects for pioneer photographers, and they continued to attract attention as the mass market in photography developed. Lichfield Cathedral, one of the smallest in England, had been severely damaged during the Civil War. Significant restoration had been undertaken in the 17th and 18th centuries, and Bedford'€™s view was taken before the west window (between the towers) was remodelled in the late 1860s during Sir George Gilbert Scott'€™s restoration of 1856-€“78.

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