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[Lane and Peddie as Afghans]
Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 - 1848)
Salted paper print from a Calotype negative
20.6 x 14.3 cm (8 1/8 x 5 5/8 in.)
The team of Hill and Adamson initially began making dramatic portrait photographs as studies for one of Hill's composite paintings. They also produced costume studies, including this scene in which Arabic scholar Mr. Lane and Mr. (Peddie) Redding appear in foreign garb.
Ford, Colin, ed. and Roy Strong . An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson (New York: Knopf, 1976) pp. 34, 287, 298-300.