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Approved biography for William Henderson
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
Henderson first appeared in Bombay in 1840 as a clerk in the Military Board Office, continuing on in a number of clerical and bookkeeping positions. In 1856 he became a member of the Photographic Society of Bombay and exhibited waxed-paper views in their exhibition that year. Henderson held his last known clerical position in 1857, and the next year the photographic firm of Johnson & Henderson was listed. In 1859 this became the Henderson & Co. Photographic Depot, which lasted at least until 1866. William Hendersonís involvement in this firm or its predecessor has yet to be established. 
  
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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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Commercial, India
Clerk, Military Board Office, Bombay, 1840-2.
Clerk, Secretariat, Medow Street, Bombay, 1843-4.
Bookkeeper, Peel, Cassels and Co., Fort, Bombay, 1845-51.
Assistant, Peel, Cassels, and Co., 1852-6.
Last listing in residents list in 1857.
Showed prints from waxed paper negatives to the Bombay Photographic Society (jnl, Feb/Jun 1856).
Johnson and Henderson, photographers, Meadow Street, Bombay, 1858 (Bombay Times Calendar and Almanac).
Henderson and Co., Meadow Street, Bombay, 1859-(69) (Bombay Times Calendar and Almanac).
Henderson and Co., Medow Street, Bombay, 1866-(67) (Bombay Alamanack)
Henderson and Co., Photographic Depot, Medow Street, Bombay, 1862 -(69) (Bombay Calendar and Almanac).
Henderson and Co., Photographic Depot, Bombay, 1866 (Bombay Almanack
  
 
  

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