Light in the Darkness: The Photographs of Hill and Adamson (July 20 to October 22, 1999)
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Revd James Julius Wood, Greyfriars' Church
Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 - 1848)
October 22, 1843
Salted paper print from a Calotype negative
19.8 x 14.1 cm (7 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.)
David Hill and Robert Adamson frequently exercised artistic license in their photographs. Faint traces of a headrest, an apparatus used to restrict a sitter's movement, indicate that the negative was changed to mask this tool. They also altered the original negative for this image to include a specific reference to the Rev. James Julius Wood's position: the title Scotch Church Malta 1843drawn in ink on the book he holds. Wood was chaplain to the 42nd Gordon Highlanders, a group of soldiers stationed on the Mediterranean island of Malta.
Hill used this
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) p. 81.