John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Transferred from military duties at Bangalore to Photographic Department of Survey of India 2 August 1889.
‘Corporal Vandyke…has done good work, and seems in every way fitted for the post; his acqauintanceship with steam machinery, acquired during an apprenticeship of several years with first-class lithographic printing firms in England, will be found very useful when the new steam machinery is set to work.’
Took over as zincographer from J. Watson, on his retirement in January 1890. Inventor of the Vandyke Process, a photo-lithographic process used mainly for map printing, and employed by the Survey of India and other colonial printing offices.
- Λ Survey of India Annual Report for 1888-89, part 3, p. 86.
- Λ Survey of India Annual Report for 1888-89, appendix, p. lxv.
- Λ Survey of India Annual Report for 1889-90, p. 95.
- Λ Described in Bernard Jones, The Encyclopaedia of Early Photography (London, 1911), pp. 553-554.