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The Great Tichborne Trial: photograph album

The demand for souvenirs of the Tichborne case extended to photographs of the main participants, which could be collected and examined. This album includes photographs of the claimant, Arthur Orton, and the real Sir Roger TIchborne, as well as the jury, barristers and judges associated with the case, members of the Orton and Tichborne families, and related portraits and views. They are small cartes-de-visite photographs, mostly by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company. A post-mortem photograph of bushranger Daniel ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan is also included in the album, probably because both he and Arthur Orton had a Wagga Wagga connection. Wagga Wagga itself became something of a international curiosity thanks to the Tichborne Claimant. Mark Twain was so intrigued by the case that he included Wagga on his Australian itinerary when he visited in 1895.


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Selections from The great Tichborne Trial, ca. 1874 by The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
Cartes-de-visite photographs in album  DGB 19