"Many thanks, much appreciated!
I also found out that Seavey's was a very well-known American manufacturer of photographic backdrops. So I'm a little embarrassed about that initial question but very grateful to know I was conflating…"
"Hi Britt, you are referring to two different photographers. The one in Market Drayton (Shropshire) was Richard George Arnold, born 1849 in Aldbury or Worley Wigan Worcestershire, d. 1919 in Market Drayton. He was a long time photographer in the town…"
I am researching the photographer R. J. Arnold, born in England in 1856, died in Monterey, California, in 1929. I see him advertising in the BJP on April 20, 1883, p. 230, as follows: “Wanted, outdoor backgrounds and accessories, in exchange for other backgrounds, Seavey’s boat, and cabinet portrait lens.— Address, R. J. Arnold, photographer, Market Drayton.” Question: what is "Seavey's boat"? I'm also interested in any more information about his activities in the UK. A collector has…See More