Plate & Co, Photographers (Ceylon)

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Colombo Landing Jetty - Postcard Plate & Co

This leading photographic business in Ceylon was founded in Colombo in 1890 by A W Plate and still exists today.

It was the first on the island to embrace Postcard Publishing and this became a large part of its business in the late 1890s and early 1900s - when postcard publishing was at its most popular. The book Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon edited by Arnold Wright and published in 1907 mentions "Messrs Plate & Co's output of picture postcards now reaches half a million a year".

FIBIS resources

Postcards of Ceylon published by Plate & Co Fibiwiki images

External Links

Maintaining the Photographic Legacy of Ceylon by Benita Stambler