John Pattison Gibson 1838- 1912
Gibson described himself on his notepaper as a landscape photographer but, although his name appeared in late 19th century directories as a photographer, and although he sold prints, slides, postcards and photographic materials in his chemist shop, had a portrait studio and eventually undertook some commission, he was not a professional photographer in the accepted sense. The collection thus reflects principally his own special interests, particularly the landscape of Northumberland, Roman archeology and antiquities, medieval architecture including buildings and churches all over the country. This breadth of knowledge enabled him to interpret the landscape in historical as well as visual terms.
There have been so many changes in the urban and rural landscapes since, his time the collection is a unique visual historical record.
Forty-two remarkable photographs by J.P. Gibson and essays by R.M.Gard and A.G. Bradley from “The Romance of Northumberland” together with: text by Isabella Jedrzejezyk.
16’x12’, offset printed, 8pp.