|Dates: ||1812 - ?|
When Lewis Griffiths wrote to the Journal of the Photographic Society in 1857 about the calotype process, he credited “Mr. Ruck, photographic artist, Cheltenham” with having the experience to solve his problems. In the 1859 directory Ruck listed himself as an artist, but by the time of the 1861 census he proudly styled himself a photographer. None of Ruck’s work has been identified to date.
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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