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Frederick Dew - Wigam
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I am seeking information about a photographer Frederick Dew (born 3 July 1874) who is recorded at 29 Park Road, Wigan, Lancashire in 1939. Also living with him was his wife, Sarah (domestic duties)…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Mitchell Aug 13.

Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
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Hello, I have come across a hand coloured CDV in our museum collection (Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand) which has a handwritten credit on the verso. I think it reads: 'Mrs Browning / Photographist…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Strathie May 25.

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Lissa Mitchell replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Frederick Dew - Wigam
"Also any mention of a Lillian Stratton in there?"
Aug 13
Brett Payne replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Frederick Dew - Wigam
"Hi Lissa, I think you mean Wigan. Gillian Jones' Lancashire Professional Photographers, 1840-1940 records the following: - Dew, Frederick W. 1 Parsons Walk, Wigan (1913-1926) and 1 Park Road, Wigan (1932-1939) No recorded studio name, as such.…"
Aug 13
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Frederick Dew - Wigam

I am seeking information about a photographer Frederick Dew (born 3 July 1874) who is recorded at 29 Park Road, Wigan, Lancashire in 1939. Also living with him was his wife, Sarah (domestic duties) and a 'photographic assistant', Gladys Leyland or Christian[?]. Does anyone know if he ran a studio at that address and what it was called?Many thanks,LissaSee More
Aug 12
Anne Strathie replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Hi, Lissa, yes I did, but I'd need an e-mail address from you to transfer copies to you as they're just for specific study use so I'd put them on WeTransfer. If you don't want to make your e-mail address public, you can message…"
May 25
Lissa Mitchell replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Hi Anne, were you able to get copies of the Yale ones? Best wishes, Lissa"
May 25
Anne Strathie replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Hi, Lissa I'm attaching an updated version of the notes, as one of the addresses on one of your photographs wasn't listed in any directories, but also appeared on the reverse of a photograph in Yale University's archives. I've…"
Mar 16
Lissa Mitchell replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Thanks Anne - that is great. Very best, Lissa"
Mar 8
Anne Strathie replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Hi, Lissa and Rose Thanks to the Scotland's People website, I've been able to complete the story of Theresa Browning/Dessurne - and also learned quite a lot about my home city in the process. I hope this is helpful for your research -…"
Mar 7
Anne Strathie replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Hi, Lissa - that's great the document worked - I'll finish it off and try and get it to you and Rose your time on Monday, in time for International Women's Day! It's beginning to look as if she took over from her brother and that…"
Mar 4
Lissa Mitchell replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"That's great - thank you and fantastic about the Yale ones - it would help to compare them. I can open the document and will go read it now.  Lissa"
Mar 4
Anne Strathie replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Hi, Lissa - that's interesting that you've seen that style before. If you're a member of Ancestry, you should be able to find the tree, which I've called "A Theresa Browning Family Tree" - which is…"
Mar 4
Lissa Mitchell replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Hi Rose - thanks for your reply and I hope you have seen the images. Apologies for not replying directly earlier - I'm not used to posting on this forum and didn't realise I hadn't. Lissa"
Mar 4
Anne Strathie replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"Hi, Lissa I've managed to do quite a bit of checking on the information you put up yesterday.  I can't find any reference in a trade directory to Theresa being at the South Hanover Street address, but she may have been working out of…"
Mar 2
Lissa Mitchell replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
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Lissa Mitchell replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
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Lissa Mitchell replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Mrs Browning of Glasgow?
"And two more by Mrs Browning with different addresses: 'Mrs Wm Browning / Photographist / & Colourist / 16 South [Hanover?] Street / George's Square / Glasgow / Copies may be taken / when [handed.?].'. 'Mrs Browning /…"
Mar 2

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Help needed with mystery format - 'The Triptographic'

I have an albumen carte-de-visite (image shown here) photograph featuring three portraits of three different people made by prominent 19th century Wellington photographer, James Bragge in New Zealand. Printed on the right side of the card is 'The Triptographic Cameo Portrait Registered'. I haven’t been able to find out anything about this process/format - does anyone…

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