Street Incidents. A series of twenty-one permanent photographs with descriptive letter-press.

about 1881
John Thomson (Scottish, 1837–1921), Adolphe Smith, Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington


Overall: 29.4 x 23.5 x 1.5 cm (11 9/16 x 9 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photographs, Woodburytypes

Not On View




Illustrated books

London: Sampson, Low, Marsden, Seale & Rivington, 1881, 4th in original red cloth binding, blindstamped in black and decorated with gilt titling, rebacked in matching red cloth. Title page, 21 Woodburytype plates mounted one to a page with printed titles and accompanying letterpress by Adolphe Smith. Images approx 115 x 85 mm.


Nov 22, 2011, anonymous sale, Bonhams, London, lot no. 479, to Charles B. Wood III, Inc., Cambridge, MA; 2012, sold by Charles B. Wood III, Inc. to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund