Todd is known to have exhibited only once, submitting three calotypes to the 1853 Mechanics’ Institution exhibit in Aberdeen. His subjects were all of Aberdeen, two studies of the Old Town cathedral and one of the thirteenth-century Brig o’ Balgownie. Thomas Todd was a common name in Scotland, but, curiously, no one by that name has been traced to Aberdeenshire for this period. He listed himself as “Esquire,” so it is likely that he had independent means.
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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