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Approved biography for T. Thomson
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
In the enormous and groundbreaking 1852 exhibition of photographs at the Society of Arts in London, “T. Thomson” contributed three paper negative views, all of Versailles and the surrounding area. Nothing further is known about him or her, and T. Thomson does not appear to have shown in any subsequent exhibitions. Although the subjects were French, Thomson is more likely to be a British name, and perhaps these views were taken by a tourist engaging in the new art of photography. 
  
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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