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Harrold, John, fl 1867-1898, Sergeant

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1867 - circa 1898
Active Area: Africa (continent)
Asia (continent)
India (nation)
Ethiopia (nation)
Uttar Pradesh (state)
Roorkee (inhabited place)
West Bengal (state)
Calcutta (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: None known to be held within the collection
Publications: Harrold, John (18??), Album of 78 views of Abyssinian Campaign.
Related Entries: None found.
John Harrold was a Sergeant in the 10th Company, Royal Engineers. During the Abyssinian Campaigns 1867-68, Harrold was in charge of the Royal Engineers photographic section. 15200 photographic prints of plans and maps were produced during the advance on Magdala. Landscapes and portraits were also taken during the campaign. From March 1873 to May 1898 Harrold was employed as a photographer in the Surveyor General's Office, Survey of India, Calcutta. He assisted James Waterhouse with a series of 100 photographs of the transit of Venus, taken from Roorkee 1874.
Sources: Falconer, John (1981), 'Photography and the Royal Engineers', 'The Photographic Collector'. Autumn 1981, pp. 33-64.
Survey of India Annual Reports.

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