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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Travel and Sporting Photography] — Willoughby Wallace Hooper
12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF BIG GAME HUNTING AND WILDFOWLING IN INDIA, 1850-1880
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Travel and Sporting Photography] — Willoughby Wallace Hooper
12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF BIG GAME HUNTING AND WILDFOWLING IN INDIA, 1850-1880
Estimate
2,5003,500
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[India — Travel and Sporting Photography] — Willoughby Wallace Hooper
12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF BIG GAME HUNTING AND WILDFOWLING IN INDIA, 1850-1880
12 albumen and silver photographs (from 7 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.; 197 x 183mm, to 11 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.; 282 x 223mm), matted, 5 with captions in brown ink; one or two stray spots. Housed in drop-back black cloth-covered box, gilt maroon leather title labels to cover and spine.  
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Willoughby Wallace Hooper joined the 7th Madras Light Cavalry in 1858, rose steadily through the ranks, and in 1884 was made a full colonel. While stationed in India, Hooper was an obsessive photographer—no small feat given the cumbersome nature of Victorian cameras and their accoutrements. Hooper would gain a reputation for photographing people of different ethnic origins, hunting scenes, Anglo-Indian life, and victims of the Madras Famine (1876-78). In the 1860s, he collaborated with George Western, and contributed to 'The People of India' (1868-75). The handsome collection present here offers images of camp scenes, military battalions, and snipe shooting, etc.  

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