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Samuel Bourne (30 October 1834 – 24 April 1912) was a British photographer known for his prolific seven years' work in India, from 1863 to 1870. Together with Charles Shepherd, he set up Bourne & Shepherd first in Shimla in 1863 and later in Kolkata (Calcutta); the company closed in June 2016.
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In 1863, Bourne settled in Simla, India, where he became partners with another photographer named Howard. Between 1863 and 1866, Bourne took three separate photographic expeditions to the Himalayas. In 1864, Bourne joined the firm "Shepherd & Robertson" as a photographer. When the firm relocated to Simla, India, it probably changed its name to "Howard, Shepherd and Bourne." In 1867, Bourne returned to England to marry. He and his wife Mary Tolley then returned to India. Ca. 1868, the firm "Bourne & Shepherd" was formed in Simla, India. A second branch of the firm was operated by Bourne and his wife Mary Tolley, in Calcutta. Bourne left the firm in 1870, to travel between England and India, and he was replaced as head photographer of the firm in 1872, by Colin Murray. Charles Shepherd left the firm in 1885, and the business still operates in Calcutta, India. British photographer living in India from 1863.
British, English
Artist, Photographer
Samuel Bourne
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