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William Louis Henry Skeen

(died 1903), Photographer, of W.L.H. Skeen and Co.

Artist associated with 1 portrait
William Louis Henry Skeen was a commercial photographer active in Ceylon between 1860 and 1903. Skeen's father, William Skeen, started in Ceylon as the first officially appointed Government printer in 1849. In 1860, he purchased the existing photographic studio of J. Parting in Colombo for his son, William Louis Henry Skeen. The firm of W.L.H. Skeen & Co. had become the most successful photography company in Ceylon by the 1870s and continued on under a number of different managers until about 1920.

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Julia Margaret Cameron, by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), printed by  William Louis Henry Skeen - NPG x128761

Julia Margaret Cameron

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), printed by William Louis Henry Skeen
albumen cabinet card, circa 1873
NPG x128761

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