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Woodbury and Page

Active Dates: circa 1858 - circa 1900
Active Area: Asia (continent)
Indonesia (nation)
Malay Archipelago (region (general))
Jakarta Raya (metropolitan area)
Jakarta (inhabited place)
Jawa (island)
Likenesses: None
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: None found.
Walter Woodbury (1834-1885) was an apprentice in a patent office in Manchester from 1849 to 1851. He went to the Australian gold fields in 1852. Woodbury took up professional photography (he invented the 'Woodburytype' process) and emigrated with James Page to Java in 1858. They established the firm of Woodbury and Page in Batavia. Woodbury returned to England in 1863, but the firm continued trading until the end of the century.
Sources: Lee, Sidney ed. (1900), 'Dictionary of National Biography'. Volume 62. London: Smith, Elder and Co.

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