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Born: Thomas Hermitage 
Born:  Singapore
Active:  Singapore
An early photographer from London active in Singapore. In August 1861 he opened his studio at 3 Queen Street, Singapore. In a Dutch collection there is a series of 26 albumen print stereoviews of Singapore taken by him and dated to 1861-1862 that the oldest surviving albumen prints of Singapore.

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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

Commercial, Singapore
Opened Singapore studio in 1860, continues advertising throughout 1860 and 1861, and possibly remained until 1862.
Mr T. Hermitage, Photographer (from London) begs to inform the inhabitants of Singapore that his Photographic Rooms (No. 3 Queen Street) will be opened on Monday the 20th instant, and will continue open to the public every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for private appointments only.
The premises are entirely devoted to photography and are fitted up with every conceivable care. Portraits on glass or paper for the stereoscope in style copying done miniature taken for brooches, lockets, etc. Terms moderate.
A large selection taken on plates 12x10 inches mounted on cardboard 18x16 inches will shortly be ready at $4 per copy large size, $1 per copy stereoscopic do.
Gentlemen wishing to have their dwelling house, (family group taken at home) godown or any particular view taken, can have it done at the above rates providing if only for the stereoscope copies to the amount of, at least $16 are taken. If for large size plates, copies to the amount of at least $30 are taken. The amount being made up in any way from T. H.s stock of general views. Every gentleman will be waited on in turn as his name is entered on T. H.s list of subscribers.
All communications after 2 P.M. with Mr H. by letter only.
Terms cash.
Singapore, 18th August, 1860[1]

  1. Λ  Straits Times, 17 August 1860 

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