London: H.P. Robinson, c. 1880. Ephemera. Albumen photograph of young British cricket players in a match with observers seated in front of a school building. Stamped on verso is "H. P. Robinson & Son, Red Hill".
Robinson started his career in photography in 1852, opening a studio in 1855 in Leamington Spa, then later London. He became known for 'combination printing' or the melding of multiple negatives to create a new single image.
Image 9 1/8 x 6 1/4", on toned paper, wrinkled, removed from an album with some old glue on verso, closed tear at left margin, crease and closed tear on right edge. A pleasant view of an earlier age and favorite pastime. Good + overall. Item #23382