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Names:
Other: C. Thurston Thompson 
Dates:  1816 - 1868, 20 January
Died:  France, Paris
Active:  England / Spain / Portugal / France
Gender:  Male
 
  
Took photographs at the South Kensington Museum from 1853 onwards and in 1856 he was appointed as their first official photographer. There are examples of his work in the V&A collection and The Royal Collection.

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Approved biography for Charles Thurston Thompson
Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK)

 
  
Charles Thurston Thompson was the first official photographer employed by the South Kensington Museum. He was appointed in 1856 but photographed at the Museum in 1853. 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Victoria & Albert Museum and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 11 Nov 2011. 
  
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Charles Thurston Thompson
Venetian Mirror c.1700 from the Collection of John Webb 
1853
 
  
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