Half plate tailboard field camera

The camera bears the inscription ‘W Watson & Sons Ltd. Manufacturers. 313 High Holborn, London’.Before the advent of the portable camera in the late 19th century, the taking of photographs was limited to the studio. However portable cameras remained affordable only to the rich until the first decades of the 20th century.

Date/Period
c. 1890s
Region
London
Dimension
Object size: 20.0 x 24.0 x 11.0 cm
Accession No.
2017-00920
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee
Category
Folklife Collection

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