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ID: 500033353
 
Record Type: Corporate Body
Negretti and Zambra (English photography studio and optical instrument makers, active 1850-ca. 1935)

Note: In 1850, Henry Negretti and Joseph Zambra established a partnership in London, England, as optical and scientific instrument makers and photographers. They were appointed optical instrument makers to Prince Albert, to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, and to the British Admiralty. In 1853, when the Crystal Palace was re-erected in Sydenham, England, Negretti and Zambra became the official photographers of the Crystal Palace Company, receiving the right to photograph and produce stereoviews of the interior and grounds of the new building. In 1856, Negretti and Zambra financed Francis Frith's photographic trip to Egypt, Nubia and Ethiopia, and from 1857 to 1860, the company produced over 500 stereoviews of Frith's voyage. In 1863, Henry Negretti was the first photographer to take aerial photographs of London from a balloon.

Names:
Negretti and Zambra (preferred,V,display)
Negretti & Zambra (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
photography studio (preferred)
studio
publishers
photographers
instrument makers

Gender: not applicable

Start and End Places:
Start:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
location:   London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner was/is (firm to person) ....  Negretti, Henry  from 1850 to 1879
......................................................  (English and Italian photographer, instrument maker, and publisher, 1818-1879) [500020324]
partner was/is (firm to person) ....  Zambra, Joseph  from 1850 to ca. 1879
......................................................  (English and Italian photographer, optical instrument maker, instrument maker and publisher, born 1822) [500016365]
publisher of (institution to person) ....  Rossier, Pierre Joseph  
................................................................  (Swiss photographer, 1829-1883/1898, in China) [500036940]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  Negretti and Zambra (I)

Biographies:
(English photography studio and optical instrument makers, active 1850-ca. 1935) ..... [VP Preferred]
(English photographic studio, instrument makers, optical instrument makers, and publishers, established London (England), 1850; active London (England), 1850s-1930s) ..... [CCA]

Sources and Contributors:
Negretti and Zambra ........ [CCA Preferred, VP Preferred]
......................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Negretti & Zambra ........ [CCA]
..................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [CCA, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Darrah, Cartes-de-visite in Nineteenth Century Photography (1981) 90
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Flukinger, Formative Decades: Photography in Great Britain (1985) 57
....................  Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
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