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John Thomson 
Mountaineers 
1878 (taken) 
  
Woodburytype 
8.4 x 10.7 cm 
  
Cambridge University Library, Royal Commonwealth Society 
RCSPC-COBHAM-Y3018B-010 
  
 
LL/86637 
  
A posed portrait of a man from Prodromos. The portrait appears in Thomson's 'Through Cyprus with the camera, in the autumn of 1878' (vol.2, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1879). It is annotated: 'Another Highlander figures in the second plate - a tall, bony man of a most obligingly good-natured disposition. He, however, looked a bold, determined character, whose massive hands and muscular frame would stand him in good stead in carrying out any resolve for good or evil' (vol.2, p.36). 
 

 
  
 
  
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