[Original gold-toned albumen photograph] Baalbec, and the Lebanon rance (From Holy Land pictures, London, 1870)
FRANK MASON GOOD, (English photographer), (1893-1928)., Frank Mason Good [Holy Land pictures], London, 1870.
Original gold-tones albumen photograph from 'Holy Land pictures', London, 1870. Oblong folio. (30,5 x 38 cm); photographic image size: 15x20 cm. Descriptive text in English ( Baalbec, and the Lebanon range. This city may possibly have been built by King Solomon. "And Solomon built Balalath (Baalbek) and Tadmor in the wilderness (Palmyra)", I Kings ix, 18.).
Frank Mason Good, born 1839 in Deal, Kent, began his photographic career as an assistant to photographer Francis Frith. Good is known to have been active during the 1860s and 1870s. He lived most of his life at Phoenix Green, Hartley Wintney, (and died there on 28th June 1928) but had studios in London and Brighton. In 1870 he married Margaretta Teape at St Mark, Goodman's Fields. Following Margaretta's death (on 29th December 1904) he married his second wife, Jessie Emily Waghorn, in 1906, at Hartley Wintney. He is best known for his stereographic photographs of the Near East, and it was Frith who sponsored Good's first trip there. Other geographic locations captured by Good include Spain, Greece, and the Isle of Wight. Frank Mason Good is best known for his series of views of the Middle East taken on four separate tours of the area in the 1860s and 1870s. He first traveled to Egypt as an assistant to Francis Frith in late 1857. He joined the Photographic Society in 1864, and in 1880 served as a judge of its annual exhibition. He lived at Hartley Wintney, Winchfield, Hampshire.