Archibald David Robertson was a businessman with offices in Bombay. Joining the Photographic Society in London in December 1853, he continued as a member, but resident in Bombay, until 1859. Robertson was soon elected to the council of the Photographic Society of Bombay and was consulted in the choice of candidates for the position of instructor of photography at the Elphinstone Institution. Robertson published views of India made from his waxed-paper negatives, some of which survive, but nothing else is known of him or his photography.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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