Within the wide-ranging displays in the 1843 Polytechnic Exhibition hosted by the Durham Mechanics’ Institute, Shipperdson contributed a Photogenic Portrait. The most likely candidate by this name was a mining engineer and coal entrepreneur in South Bailey, Durham, but at present nothing else is known about him or about any other of his photographic works.
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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