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Thomas Keith

(1827—1895)


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(1827–95), Scottish master of the paper negative. Keith's father was photographed by Hill & Adamson; in 1844, his brother daguerreotyped the Holy Land to illustrate their father's book. From 1853, with John Forbes White, Keith created the finest early views of Scotland's architecture and landscape, exclusively with paper negatives. His photographic activities were only curtailed when his exceptional talents as a surgeon claimed all his time. It was not until 1915 that his achievements were rediscovered by Alvin Langdon Coburn.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs.


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