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Variously known as H. Hinton, Henry Hinton, or J. G. Henry Hinton, he was a schoolmaster in Bombay, where his wife taught at a seminary. In 1856 Hinton joined the Photographic Society of Bombay, whose members tried to be encouraging, recognizing that Hinton had previously “devoted much of his time and practice to daguerreotype, and although his specimens are not of the first order, yet we have no doubt it needs only a little more experience to place him in the first rank of the devotees of this beautiful branch of the art.” Hinton fared little better with the waxed-paper views he entered into the society’s 1856 exhibition: “Mr Hinton’s negatives, judging from the uneven skies of his prints, are deficient in density.” In 1857 his work was accepted in the Indian Amateurs Photographic Album. Although his merits as an educator are not recorded, perhaps he was better at photography, for in spite of the discouragement, Hinton began to style himself in the directories as a “schoolmaster and photographer.” Under the name of Henry Hinton, he operated a photographic studio in Bombay until 1872. 
  
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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