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Title: 1978P271 Portrait of John Skirrow Wright
Description: 1978P271
Lithograph - Portrait of John Skirrow Wright, 1880
Lithographer: Bernasconi & Langford
* John Skirrow Wright (1822-1880) was a social reformer and inventor of the postal order. He was involved in many aspects of Birmingham's mid-Victorian life that were intended for the benefit of its citizens, including the General Hospital, the Chamber of Commerce, the School of Art, the Children's Hospital, the early Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund, and the Blue Coat School.
Keywords:
Social history
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Birmingham history
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Philanthropy
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0