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John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

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John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, by Lock & Whitfield, 1877 or before - NPG x133385 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1877 or before
4 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (120 mm x 96 mm) image size
acquired George Parker
Photographs Collection
NPG x133385


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This photograph was published in 1877 in Men of Mark, a part-work featuring portraits of eminent public figures. The inclusion of Lubbock in the volume attests to his celebrity and status within Victorian society. The accompanying biography lists in equal measure, his substantial achievements in science, politics and commerce. By the mid -1870s he had become a household name, the introduction of bank holidays being so popular they were popularly known as 'St Lubbock's Days'.