One of the chests used by photographer John Thomson
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One of the chests which the photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) used to carry his glass negatives. Wood and metal, 1800's. Paper label on lid is address label to send the box from the Wellcome company office in Snow Hill, London, to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, Wigmore Street, in connection with the purchase of the photographs from John Thomson's executors. Label stapled to left side "Chinese negatives bad condition" (bad condition scored through). Later Wellcome label inscribed "Case A" Bears photographer's printed label: J. & S. Thomson [Photo]grapher ... His Majesty ... Her Majesty