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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 85-86
TitleEastern Steam Navigation Company Instructions for Photographs
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The memorandum explains that the object behind the photographs is not aesthetic but to gather a comprehensive record of the state of the work on the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship on particular dates and that the selection of a location, time of day, direction of light and shadow and all aesthetic considerations must be subordinate to the gathering of the detail, which means not too many extremes of light and dark or too many stark shadows. The memorandum shows no objection to one or two good images of the whole of the ship. The memorandum also identifies the need for monthly photographs and for each photograph to include something in the foreground indicating the date of the photograph. The Eastern Steam Navigation Company had commissioned the firm of Cundall and Howlett to take the photographs recording the progress in the construction of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship.
Date14 May 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages
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