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John Lemmon Russell is a distant relative of mine and  I am researching his life and career. I have been told by a very knowledgeable researcher that something purporting to be JL Lemmon's personal photograph album was sold on ebay (I don't know exactly when).

I was wondering if anyone in the group knew of the whereabouts of any personal photographs of JL or of his family (including of course his father James Russell).

Regards

Peter

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He was elected to membership of the Photographic Society (later, Royal Photographic Society) in 1881: http://rpsmembers.dmu.ac.uk/rps_results.php?mid=1094

There is a Lord John Russell lurking about in the mid-19th century.

One mention is included in this dissertation.

FRAMES BEHIND THE THRONE:
CONTEXTUALIZING THE CALOTYPE ALBUMS OF PRINCE ALBERT 1850-1859
By
Sherri Sorensen-Clem
B.F.A., Printmaking and Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1980
B.A., Art History, University of New Mexico, 200

May he be a Lord?

If so I can post some more references.

--Dick Sullivan

There are 5 references to a John Russell within 6 words of "Tuffnel." Note that there is twop "f's here and one in the rps fellowship registry.

It is however on journal I do not have

Hello Dick

Thank you for this. Lord John Russell was a different person, who was a British prime minister.

John Lemmon Russell, who was not a prime minister,  did have a photographic studio in Tuffnel Park North London. He took a lot of photographs of British and foreign royalty. Any leads to Russell the photographer  would be appreciated.

Regard

Peter

Richard Sullivan HonFRPS said:

There are 5 references to a John Russell within 6 words of "Tuffnel." Note that there is twop "f's here and one in the rps fellowship registry.

It is however on journal I do not have

From what I can determine James is the father and John is one of the sons, thus Russell and Sons will provide some information.

This extract from 1879, Pritchard's Studios of Europe is about Russell and Sons in Worthington, a short hop from Birmingham, 34 miles to be exact.

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Little comes up searching for a John Russell, found  a John L. in Salem Mass. an MD, not likely.

I dig around some more for the Russell and Sons connection.

--D

Thank you very much for this.

The material is very interesting. The place name is "Worthing", which is on the South Coast of England. George Fielder is a known employee of the Russell family. It is a pity that the article does not make clear which son of James was running the shop in Worthing, but I can try and work it out. 1879 is a very helpful clue.

Thank you again; much appreciated.

Peter

Richard Sullivan HonFRPS said:

From what I can determine James is the father and John is one of the sons, thus Russell and Sons will provide some information.

This extract from 1879, Pritchard's Studios of Europe is about Russell and Sons in Worthington, a short hop from Birmingham, 34 miles to be exact.

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Little comes up searching for a John Russell, found  a John L. in Salem Mass. an MD, not likely.

I dig around some more for the Russell and Sons connection.

--D

It seems most everything is under Russell and Sons. I was able to get more hits without the stupid Son's with apostrophe and using a proximity search of "Russell" within 6 words of "Sons. " Eliminating And "&" and "ruassell, James, and sons.

It's a mess. Sorry but mu intern just arrived.

Here's what I've found so far.

_____________________________________________________

Reference:

The Photographic Journal, Oct 8, 1883

Listing for the Societies exhibition of 1882.

•Russell, J., & Sons, 28, Wimbledon Hill Road, 199, 256, 297, 298, 311, 312, 452.

A listing of prints by number and their titles precedes reference

_______________________________________________________________________

The Photographic Journal, Oct 4, 1879

Listing for the Societies exhibit of 1879

Russell, James and Sons, Worthing, 138, 139, 227, 228, 229, 233, 237, 314

A listing of prints by number and their titles precedes reference.

From: Photography 1892, Vol 4, The Journal of Photography

PRACTICAL CLASSE8, cornrnericing on November 8th.
Mondays at 3 p.m.—Studio Posing and Lighting. Six weeks course. Mr.
Valentine Blanchard; fee 10/6. ondays at 9 p.m.—Studio Posing and
Lighting (Electric Light). Six weeks course. Mr. Valentine Blanchard;
fee 106, Mondays at 8 p.m.—Finishing Enlargements in Black and White.
Three months course. Mr. Ernest Wesson (artist to Messrs. Russell & Sons);
fee 10/6. Mondays at 8 p.m.—Wet Collodion (for Photo-mechanical Pro
cesses, Copying, &c.). Three months course. Mr. Charles R. Whiting
(Chief Operator to Woodbulytype Co.); f.e Ioſé. Tuesday at 8 p.m.—Air
Brush Work (for Finishing Enlargements and Retouching Large Negatives).
Three months course. F. W. Harrison (specially appointed by the Air
Brush Co., N.Y.); fee 10/6, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.–Photo gravure. Three
months course. Howard Farmer; fee £1 1s. Wednesdays at 8 p.m. –
Enlarging. Three months course. Mr. Ernest Wesson (artist to Messrs.
Russell & Sons); fee 1016. Wednesdays at 8 p.m.—lantern Slides and
Lantern Work. Three lucraths course. Mr. Charles W. Gamble; fee ro/6.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.—Collotype. Three months course. Mr. George Holz
hausen (head operator to Graphotone Co.); ſee 10/6 Fridays at 8 p.m.—
Silver, Carbon, and Platinotype Pºlº, Francis T. Beeson (printer in
firms of Bassano, Payne-Jennings, &c.); fee 1016 Fridays at 8 p.m.—Re
touching. Three months course. Wolfgang Arndt (retoucher to chief London
firms); tee Ioſó. ... and Zinc Process Work. Three months
course in each subject, providing there are not less than twelve students;
fee io/6. ::::::: and syllabus of either of above classes on application
to Robert Mitchell, Secretary.
The as will be seen

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