by Horatio Nelson King
albumen carte-de-visite, 1875
3 5/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (92 mm x 57 mm) image size
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Sitterback to top
- John Hollingshead (1827-1904), Journalist and theatre manager. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Horatio Nelson King (1828-1905), Photographer, dealer and stationer. Artist associated with 53 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Somerset (photographer's studio, 42a Milsom Street, Bath, Somerset)
Events of 1875back to top
Current affairsSamuel Plimsoll, a back-bench Liberal MP, campaigns for measures to prevent the practice of overloading unseaworthy vessels and claiming insurance. The Plimsoll Line is established; a line drawn on ships, it denotes the maximum legal load a cargo ship is allowed to carry.
The Public Health Act, the work of Richard A. Cross, sets down in detail the responsibilities of local authorities in terms of public health.