|Dates: ||1813 - ?|
|Born: ||Scotland, Dundee|
Born in Dundee, Scotland, known for its manufacture of hemp ropes for ships, Newall became a patent wire rope manufacturer in Durham. In the 1848 Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Practical Science at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he showed a daguerreotype portrait, perhaps the medium to be expected given his expertise in metals. Surprisingly, Newall exhibited beside it a calotype portrait for comparison. This is the only known instance of Newall’s interest in photography. He went on to be a chemical manufacturer and a figure in society.
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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