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A woman of the labouring class, 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018A/21

Scope and Contents

87 x 115 mm. Woodburytype. A simply posed, but intense portrait of a poorly dressed Cypriot woman standing against a wall: 'This is a typical woman of the lower orders in Cyprus; one who to a powerful physique, well-formed features, and dark eyes, adds an expression of unflinching resolution. It was some little time before she could be persuaded that neither sorcery nor witchcraft were practised in the mysterious operations of photography; but, at least, the desire to see her likeness overcame her scruples, and she faced the camera with statuesque immobility' (Thomson 1879, vol.1, p.19).


  • Creation: 1878


Conditions Governing Access

From the File:

The volume is located at: RCS.Cob.18.121.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Finding aid date

2003-04-29 16:33:54+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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