domingo, 13 de julio de 2014

Fotografia Antigua Georges Washington Wilson Cambridge. Vintage albume photos Colleges, Cambridge. c.1880

Estas fotos recogen algunos lugares emblemáticos de los 31 colleges que tiene la Universidad de Cambridge.
Todos ellos son lugares de tradición, de arquitectura importante y como tal fue recogida por la cámara de este importante estudio de fotografía, uno de los mayores del mundo por sus fondos.

 King's college  chapelle Cambridge looking from west g.w.w.

King's College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass.


 View in the cam cambridge g.w.w.

 East front Kings College Cambridge g.w.w
King's College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI (1421-71) and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge. King's has an outstanding academic record and is also world-famous for its Chapel and choir. The Christmas Eve service from King's (A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols) is broadcast to millions around the world

 All court Trinity College Cambridge the dining hall G.W.W

 Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 as part of the University of Cambridge. Since then Trinity has flourished and grown, and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 160 Fellows. Trinity exists to give its members a rewarding, richly resourced, and intellectually inspiring place in which to pursue their education and research.

 Fellow's building Christs College Cambridge G.w. w.
Christ's College was first established as God's House in 1437 by William Byngham, a London parish priest, for training grammar school masters. Shortly after receiving its Royal Licence from Henry VI in 1446, God's House was forced to move from its original site as this was needed for the King's new project (what was to become King's College). God's House moved to its present site in 1448 and in the same year received a second Royal Licence

 old court Corpus Christi College Cambrige g.w.w.

Corpus Christi College is one of the ancient colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1352 by the Guilds of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary. It bears the distinction of being the only Oxbridge College founded by the townspeople








Excelente artículo en inglés que  repasa la historia profesional de estos dos grandes estudios fotográficos con especial hincapié a los procedimientos de "marketing fotográfico de la época"



..................With a similar entrepreneurial spirit, in a bid to extend his initial portraits into the realm of greater production, Wilson had a stroke of marketing genius. In 1857 he created a montage of one-hundred and one of Aberdeen’s established middle class, identifying the who’s who of Aberdeen society, and simultaneously drawing attention to himself, to his clients and their elevated status. It sold extremely well, and in a single stroke this new promotion publicly cemented his relationship with existing clients while using their patronage and image as advertising, thus compelling other members of society, wishing for similar recognition, to visit his studio in the hopes of being included in the next year’s edition...........




The George Washington Wilson and Co. Photographic Collection
The George Washington Wilson and Co. photographic collection consists of over 37,000 glass plate negatives, produced by the Aberdeen firm between the second half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century

His patronage by the Royal Family during their visits to the Balmoral Estates began in 1854 when he was invited to take photographs of the Royal family in the grounds of Balmoral

He received the official appointment of Photographer Royal for Scotland in 1860 and his relationship with the Royal family continued throughout his career
  • Recordemos que la Universidad de Aberdeen conserva el archivo de este fotógrafo y que está disponible la opción de compra de sus fotos.
si utilizamos el motor de búsqueda con el término Spain aparecen 245 fotos que corresponden a diferentes ciudades de España.



George Washington Wilson exhibited his photos in these early exhibitions:

-  1855:  British Association, Glasgow

-  1856:  Edinburgh Photographic Society

-  1857:  Art Treasures, Manchester

-  1858:  Edinburgh Photographic Society

-  1859:  British Association, Glasgow

-  1859:  Glasgow Photographic Society

-  1861:  London Photographic Society

-  1862:  London International Exhibition



Wilson went on to build up a substantial business as a publisher of topographic views, principally of Scotland, where he travelled to Braemar, the Trossachs, the Falls of Clyde and many of the wilder parts of Scotland. His English output is small compared with his Scottish views, but Wilson made several journeys into England.


Born 7 February 1823; died 9 March 1893.

By 1880 he had established the largest publishing company of topographical views in Britain called "G.W. Wilson & Co.".

[Recueil.] Scottish Scenery / G. W. Wilson
[Recueil.] Scottish Scenery / G. W. Wilson
Source: gallica.bnf.fr