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John Watson and Co (fl. 1855-1875) (photographers)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: fl. 1855 - 1875

Biography

John Watson was a commercial photographer. He was active in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, from 1855 to circa 1875. Watson had studios in: Edward Street, North Brisbane 1855 (this was a branch of Glaisters, Sydney); Queen Street, Brisbane, 1862-1875; Stanley Street, South Brisbane 1874 (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.250).

Sources:

Davies, Alan and Stanbury, Peter (1985), 'The mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

'Pugh's Almanac'.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Watson's Queensland album of photographic scenery

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085A
Scope and Contents

A commercial album containing ten mounted prints mainly 205 x 150 mm, with printed title page and captions. Published by Watson and Co., Queen Street, Brisbane. Photographed by John Watson.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Watson's Queensland album of photographic scenery, second series

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085B
Scope and Contents

A commercial album containing ten mounted prints mainly 227 x 175 mm, with printed title page and captions. Published by Watson and Co., Queen Street, Brisbane. Photographed by John Watson.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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