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Johnson and Henderson (fl. 1852-1860) (photographers)



  • Existence: fl. 1852 - 1860


William Johnson was an uncovenanted civil servant circa 1848-1861. He had a daguerrotype studio in Grant's Road, Bombay circa 1852-circa 1854 and a photographic studio circa 1854-circa 1860. In partnership with William Henderson, Johnson produced the 'Indians Amateurs Photographic Album' (1856-58). They were also responsible for at least some of the photographs in Frith's India Series.


Johnson, W (1863 and 1866), 'The oriental races and tribes, residents and visitors to Bombay'. 2 vols. London.

Sources: Typescript copy of 'Index to Photographers'.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Frith India Series Vol. I

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022A
Scope and Contents A collection of albumen prints, probably by Johnson and Henderson, mounted in an album. The album was labelled on the front cover 'Frith Series India Vol I' and was bound by Thacker and Co. of Bombay. It contains views in Bombay and the Bombay Presidency and a series of ethnographical studies, with handwritten captions. The captions have been recorded as found and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the...
Dates: 1850 - 1879
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