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Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
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Somerset's first photographer Thomas Sharp
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We are researching Somerset Photographers which we hope to publish , could any one help throw some light on Thomas Sharps demise, He was in parnership with Richard Beard and was licenced to work in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Collier Apr 10, 2014.

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Allan Collier replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"It seems from Larry's answer that Mr Kingston was the inventor of the carsotype process , did Kingston exhibit in 1851 ? We have very little on Hugh Owen as he was not one of our Somerset Photographers ,,, regards Allan"
Jul 3
Allan Collier replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"Thank You Anthony you have given me a good lead . regards Allan"
Jul 3
Allan Collier replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"Thank you Larry I'll look your ref up regards Allan"
Jul 3
Anthony Hamber replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"As Larry Schaaf has pointed out, this was a machine-based process/technology.  References to it go back to at least 1847.  I have been completing a study on Photography and the 1851 Great E|xhibition and have not come across Mr. Carsoe at…"
Jul 3
Larry J Schaaf replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"This machine-based drawing on marble appears to have its roots in 1847 in The Magazine of Science with a Mr Kingston involved. The other citations that I found were essentially repeats of this report. Perhaps by expanding your search earlier you…"
Jul 3
Allan Collier replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"Hi Brett , good to hear from you thank you for your reply , I've just had a quick look before I go out but didn't find him , I'll try again later,,,, Allan"
Jun 28
Brett Payne replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"The 1841 Census shows a William Carsoe, 65, carpenter, boarding at a residence in Broad Street, Lambeth St Mary, London. Could it be the same person, I wonder?"
Jun 28
Allan Collier replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype portraits : along with two colleagues, I’m researching Somerset photographers 1841-1939. We’ve recently come across five adverts and two brief editorials in the Weston-super-Mare Gazette between 1850-1853 for…"
Jun 28
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Allan Collier replied to Allan Collier's discussion Somerset's first photographer Thomas Sharp
"Larry, I've attached a copy of Thomas Sharps signiture on his 26 Apr 1860 Marriage certificated .just a few days after his last letter to Fox Talbot , I can confirm his address on the certificate 60 Albert Street London , Could…"
Apr 10, 2014
Brett Payne left a comment for Allan Collier
"Well, he's a bit of a mystery then.  I think he may have been one Daniel Bernard, born c.1850 at Crako, Austria, who is shown in the 1881 Census at 12 Smythen Street, Exeter, and describes himself as a Picture Frame Dealer.  Not a big…"
Apr 7, 2014
Brett Payne left a comment for Allan Collier
"Allan - Have you come across an Exeter photographer named Monsieur Bernard working in Somerset?  I have a cabinet card-sized group photo taken at Quantock Lodge in Somerset, by M. Bernard of 8 Alphington St, Exeter.  He is not mentioned in…"
Apr 7, 2014
Allan Collier replied to Allan Collier's discussion Somerset's first photographer Thomas Sharp
"Larry, thankyou for your interest in our project , when the work on Somerset photographers is published I will make available a copy for you , as you know Sharps trail goes cold in 1867 after his wife mentioned him in her will , I…"
Mar 28, 2014
Larry J Schaaf replied to Allan Collier's discussion Somerset's first photographer Thomas Sharp
"Sharp is proving elusive!  I can confirm that the handwriting and signature on the three letters to Talbot (from two different London addresses 1858-1860) is the…"
Mar 28, 2014
Allan Collier replied to Allan Collier's discussion Somerset's first photographer Thomas Sharp
"Larry , thank you for your reply regarding Thomas Sharp , We are now of the opinion that the Thomas Sharp Photographer / Boot maker born 1819 was not Somerset’s first photographer , we have almost assembled his time line except his demise ,…"
Mar 25, 2014
Larry J Schaaf replied to Allan Collier's discussion Somerset's first photographer Thomas Sharp
"David Webb's normally excellent PhotoLondon has him as being born in Liverpool in 1819 and dying there in 1873 - http://www.photolondon.org.uk/pages/details.asp?pid=6958 - this is the source that I cited in the Talbot Correspondence - Sharp…"
Mar 25, 2014

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At 8:37 on April 7, 2014, Brett Payne said…

Well, he's a bit of a mystery then.  I think he may have been one Daniel Bernard, born c.1850 at Crako, Austria, who is shown in the 1881 Census at 12 Smythen Street, Exeter, and describes himself as a Picture Frame Dealer.  Not a big jump from that profession to photographer.

At 2:48 on April 7, 2014, Brett Payne said…

Allan - Have you come across an Exeter photographer named Monsieur Bernard working in Somerset?  I have a cabinet card-sized group photo taken at Quantock Lodge in Somerset, by M. Bernard of 8 Alphington St, Exeter.  He is not mentioned in CG Scott's list for Devon.
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Brett Payne
Tauranga, New Zealand

 
 
 

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