Object Detail

Object Name
'Oxford University Barges' - Sepia photograph of the Oxford University Barges moored along the banks of the River Thames at Oxford. Photographed by Henry Taunt c1870.

From left to right, starting with the white barge with upper deck framing, the barges belonged to:

Oxford University Boat Club, Brasenose College, University College, Exeter College, Christ Church College, Oriel College and Queens College.

From a collection of views along the River Thames photographed by Henry Taunt. Henry Taunt was born in in Oxford in 1842 and rose from poverty to establish himself as an extremely successful and skilled photographer. His work has created a unique photographic record of Victorian life.
Accession No
River Thames
Associated Date
Circa 1870
Associated Period
19th century
Circa 1870