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John Thomson 
Group at Avgoru [? Avgorou] 
1878 (taken) 
  
Woodburytype 
16.5 x 11.6 cm 
  
Cambridge University Library, Royal Commonwealth Society 
RCSPC-COBHAM-Y3018B-025 
  
 
LL/86631 
  
A view showing a Cypriot family posed for the camera inside their home. The photograph appears in Thomson's 'Through Cyprus with the camera, in the autumn of 1878' (vol.2, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1879). Thomson wrote: 'The interiors of the dwellings at Avgoru are poor, and their earthen floors are partly taken up in the storage of produce; nevertheless, their occupants are respectably clothed, and seem to turn their labour to good account, for there is an absence of that squalor and misery which we meet with among the poor in more highly-civilized communities' (vol.2, p.51). 
 

 
  
 
  
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