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Book Description

A sepia photograph (12x17cm) on its original mount (18x23cm) of 3 Europeans in rickshaws being pulled by natives. The 3 Europeans have a most self-satisfied appearance! There are trees in the immediate background & behind that a substantial building. There is foxing to the mount edges that has strayed on to the margins of the image itself. Overall in almost very good condition.
Dealer Notes
H W Skeen founded the company of Skeen & Co. in 1860 in the port city of Colombo in ceylon. His son, William Louis Henry Skeen, studied at the London School of Photography and joined the family business in around 1862. The firm's work concentrated on the commercial life of the island/ It also produced photographs, like this one, for naval, military or merchant travellers & the expatriate & breaucratic class.
Author F Skeen & Co., Colombo
Date c1900
Binding Mounted photograph
Publisher F Skeen & Co.
Illustrator F Skeen & Co.
Condition Almost very good

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