Plan of Richmond Workhouse; Maynard, Edward; 1886; LDMRD 2015.1
Plan of Richmond WorkhouseAbout this object
Plan of the Richmond Union Workhouse, dated 1886, varnished board, bottom right corner detached but present.Maker
Originally it was thought to be a drawing on paper but further investigation showed it to be a print on a very fine fabric, too fine for linen which was in use then, it could possibly be silk. It could have been an early form of photocopying to rival blue prints, much in use then. When trying to remove the varnish with a solvent, the fragment of primary support swelled and bubbled up, a reaction more characteristic of early photographic mediums. When trying to remove the primary support mechanically it just fractured into tiny pieces confirming my thoughts that it was silk, confirming my previous experience due to the inherent acidic nature of silk.Measurements
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