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 James Robertson  (1813 - 1888)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom/England/Turkey/Japan      Known for: Islamic city view photography, coin engraving

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James Robertson (1813 — 1888) was an English photographer and gem and coin engraver who worked in the Mediterranean region, the Crimea and possibly India. He was one of the first war photographers.

Robertson was born in Middlesex in 1813. He trained as an engraver under Wyon (probably William Wyon) and in 1843 he began work as an engraver at the Imperial Ottoman Mint in Constantinople. It is believed that Robertson became interested in photography while in the Ottoman Empire in the 1840s. (showing 500 of 2579 characters).

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