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Born: Farnham Maxwell Lyte 
Other: F. Maxwell-Lyte 
Other: Maxwell Lyte 
Dates:  1828, 10 January - 1906, 4 March
Born:  Great Britain, Devon, Lower Brixham
Died:  Great Britain, London, Kensington
Active:  France
Mining engineer by profession but a user and innovator of photographic processes. For health reasons he lived in France from 1853 until 1880 and became interested in photography in the company of John Stewart and Jean-Jacques Heilmann. He helped to found the Société Française de Photographie in 1854 and was a member of the Photographic Society of Great Britain. Through the 1850s and 60s he exhibited widely showing his prints of the Pyrenees.
Hélène Saule-Sorbé "Les Pyrénées photographiées de Farnham Maxwell Lyte", Bulletin de la Société Ramond, 2004 
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Luznown, France 
British amateur photog. who lived in the Pyrenees and south of France beginning 53 and apparently was there most of the decade. Views reported of Luz, Pau, Cauterets, Bagneres-de-Bigorre, etc. 
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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F. Maxwell Lyte as a Young Man 
1850 (ca)
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