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Tulips from 1905
Charles Jones, ‘Darwin Tulips', 1905
Tulips from 1905

Charles Jones, born in 1866, was a gifted professional gardener who created typographical photographers of plants, fruit and vegetables during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Despite the professionalism of his photography, each print skilfully composed and toned, Jones never once sought to publish or exhibit his photographs. Towards the end of his life Jones began using his own glass plate negatives as cloches to protect his seedlings, which may explain why none survive today.

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