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A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

Commercial, India Advertising in the New Calcutta Directory of 1856 as a daguerreotypist at Benares. Some of his Benares views were exhibited at a meeting of the Photographic Society of Bengal on 15 December 1858, and were described as ‘very beautifully executed…very sharp, the lights and shadows well brought out in correct proportions, and the general appearance that of a remarkably well executed steel engraving’[1] At the next meeting, on 19 January 1859, a paper describing his dry collodion process was read out and more of his Benraes views were shown.
Commercial daguerreotypist and photographer in various provincial locations in the late 1850s; Landour, 1863-5; Mussoorie and Meerut, 1865-8; Contributed photographs to J. Forbes Watson and J.W. Kaye, The People of India (8 vols, 1868-75). Still alive in the 1890s, when he appears to have pirated some of Beato's Mutiny photographs and published them on his own account.
Married Frances Alice Richardson at Meerut, 7 Feb 1865, profession given as ‘Partner with Messrs. Middleton and Co.’[2]
At the 24 March 1859 meeting of the Bengal Photographic Society, Mr Lazarus showed ‘A series of views of Allahabad, taken by Mr Dannenbergh. These were also taken on albumen, and were remarkably good specimens of the process.’[3] 

  1. Λ The Englishman, 21 December 1858. 
  2. Λ IOR/N/1/111 f. 234. 
  3. Λ The Englishman, 31 March 1859. 

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