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Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for James Howes
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
A committee member of the Norfolk Photographic Society, Howes contributed several works to their inaugural exhibition in 1856, including collodion portraits and the waxed-paper studies Dead Game and Hare’s Foot Fern. No further mention of him has been traced, and the name was a common one in Norfolk. The most likely candidate is the printer James Howes (b. 1821), who was prosperous enough to employ three men at the time of the 1851 census. 
  
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
  
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