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[Unidentified portrait], 1850 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305L/31

Scope and Contents

40 x 53 mm. (Vignetted oval). A carte de visite head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified bearded man. Pencilled on the reverse of the mount is the word 'Bredasdorp', a town 10 miles east-south-east of Cape Town. The backmark reads; 'From the photographic studio of James E. Bruton, photographer, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope. Cartes de visite enlarged to life size and finished in colours. Marion, Imp, Paris'.


  • 1850 - 1930


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some overall fading.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Bruton, James Edward, 1838-1918, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-09-14 16:09:04+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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