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George Washington Wilson’s work

Emeritus Professor Roger Taylor discusses George Washington Wilson's life and career, in this short video.

In this second of two short films, Professor Roger Taylor explains how George Washington Wilson exploited the press and the expanding rail network, producing souvenirs for a new wave of tourists across Britain.

Image: Stereocard depicting Abbotsford House, from the Tweed, by George Washington Wilson & Co., Aberdeen IL.2003. © Howarth-Loomes Collection at National Museums Scotland

What do you think about the methods that Wilson used to build his successful business?
Does anything about Wilson’s tactics surprise you? Share your comments.

Roger Taylor, is Emeritus Professor of Photographic History, De Montfort University, Leicester and formerly Senior Curator of Photographs and Head of Research Development for the then National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, now the National Media Museum, Bradford.

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