Charles Robert Darwin

Made:
1878 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield

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'Charles Robert Darwin', 1878 A photographic portrait of the scientist Charles Darwin [1809-1882] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A Woodburytype entitled 'Charles Robert Darwin', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1878. This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time.

A Woodburytype entitled 'Charles Robert Darwin', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1878.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) published 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life' in 1859 after developing his theories of evolution and natural selection.

This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time. A brief biographical essay by Thompson Cooper (1837-1904) accompanied each portrait.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6007/20
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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