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Middlebrook, John E, fl. 1892-1899 (photographer)

 Person

Biography

John E. Middlebrook joined the Royal Colonial Institute in 1892. He was operating the Premier Studio, Du Toits Pan Road, Kimberley circa 1888-94. Circa 1898-99 he was based at 396 West Street, Durban (Bensusan 1963, p. 242).

Sources:

Bensusan, A.D. (1963), '19th century photographers in South Africa'. 'Africana notes and news'. Volume 15, number 6, pp. 219-252.

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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The Mine - Open works, overhanging main reef, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059C/10
Scope and Contents

154 x 208 mm. Showing surface excavations at the De Beers Mine, with an overhanging cliff above the workings.

Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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The Mine - Open works, showing searching house in the distance, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059C/11
Scope and Contents

152 x 208 mm. A view looking along the excavated surface reef, with mine buildings on the level land in the background.

Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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The Mine - Shoot for bringing ‘ground’ from a higher level (underground), 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059C/4
Scope and Contents

204 x 152 mm. An indistinct view showing the shoot at the end of a shaft.

Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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The Mine: The ‘Blueground’ after blasting (underground), 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059C/1
Scope and Contents

209 x 151 mm. A technically poor and out of focus view showing a miner seated beside a rockface loosened be an explosive charge.

Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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The Mine - Trucking ‘ground’ to Flat Sheet (underground), 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059C/5
Scope and Contents

208 x 153 mm. Showing two metal trolleys loaded with excavated ‘ground’ in a tunnel in the mine. A caption on the print itself reads ‘D.B.M.Co. Junction of two tunnels at No IV Level, 700 ft’.

Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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