Object Detail

Object Name
Glass plate negative of Leicester House, Henley on Thames, in about 1860.

A George Bushell Collection (Part of negative set number 36 in George Bushell's notebook).

George Bushell came to Henley in 1919 and took over the task of taking photographs of Henley and its surroundings from two predecessors, called Marsh and Marshall. Bushell died in the 1960s but his business was carried on by his son and grandson. It is his grandson, also called George Bushell, who has donated this important collection of photographs and glass plate negatives to the Museum. This unique collection provides a fascinating view of the changing face of Henley and the Thames over the last century.
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Associated Person
Associated Date
Circa 1860
Associated Period
19th century
Circa 1860