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HomeContents > People > Photographers > William Edward Kilburn

Dates:  1818, 28 November - 1891, 11 December
Born:  England, London
Died:  England, Isle of Wight, Whitwell
Active:  Great Britain
Daguerreotypist in London who took two images of the Chartist meeting on Kennington Common in London in 1848 which are part of the Royal Photographic Collection at Windsor (UK). He also took portraits of the British Royal family (1846-1852)

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Weaver, Mike (ed.) 1989 The Art of Photography 1839-1989 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press) p.459 [This exhibition catalogue is for the travelling exhibition that went to Houston, Canberra and London in 1989.] 
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