C1871

Robert Chambers-Author

Artist:

Thomas Rodger (1832 - 1883)

CHAMBERS-AUTHOR Carte de visite portrait of Robert Chambers (1802-1871) the important Scottish author, publisher, geologist, proto-evolutionary thinker, who, like his elder brother and business partner William Chambers, was highly influential in mid-19th century scientific and political circles. Chambers was an early … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Robert Chambers-Author

Date:

C1871

Artist:

Thomas Rodger (1832 - 1883)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original Carte de visite

Image Size: 

63mm 
x 105mm
AUTHENTICITY
Robert Chambers-Author - Antique Print from 1871

Genuine antique
dated:

1871

Description:

CHAMBERS-AUTHOR

Carte de visite portrait of Robert Chambers (1802-1871) the important Scottish author, publisher, geologist, proto-evolutionary thinker, who, like his elder brother and business partner William Chambers, was highly influential in mid-19th century scientific and political circles.

Chambers was an early phrenologist, and the anonymous author of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, which was so controversial that his authorship was not acknowledged until after his death. 

Biography:

Thomas Rodger (1832-1883)

Rodger photographer, St Andrews, Scotland. Thomas Rodger was taught photography by John Adamson, and went on to become a Calotypist, opening the first photographic studio in St Andrews in 1849 aged about 17. The exact date that Thomas Rodger opened his studio is not known, but 1849 is the year given on the back of Rodger’s cartes de visite. The old studio building still exists, with a plaque to Thomas Rodger outside, but is now a Careers Advisory Service. Thomas Rodger taught photography to Ivan Szabo, a Hungarian who came to Scotland and Thomas Rodger was a member of the Photographic Society of Scotland, based in Edinburgh, and regularly submitted his photographs to the society’s exhibitions. Thomas Rodger subsequently opened a studio in Edinburgh under the name of T. Rodger & Sons (1879-81) then TR Rodger (1882).  

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