|Dates: ||1818 - 1889|
The son of orange merchants in Brighton, Lane was a servant to William Mason, a well-respected local print seller, and perhaps this is how he first became interested in photography. In 1852 Mason opened his new Repository of Arts, inviting Thomas Henry Hennah and William Henry Kent to set up a Talbotype establishment. Lane set up his own business that year, Lane’s Photographic Depot, making picture frames and selling photographic apparatus. In 1853 he began taking portraits, initially by daguerreotype, two years later advertising “Talbotype portraits on paper.” Lane worked as a photographer in Brighton until 1879.
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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