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Information on Walter Dockree - Camera Maker
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I would be grateful if anyone can assist me with details about Walter Dockree - Camera Maker. I understand he was involved with the 'Britisher Reflex Camera'. Any details about his connections with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Tooley Apr 2.

Directory of English Photographers, 1840 to 1940
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Does anybody know if ‘Directory of English Photographers, 1840 to 1940’.compiled by Sandy Barrie is available to view. Also how to contact Mr Barrie by the email.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcel Safier Apr 29, 2014.

George Swan Nottage - London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co.
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I wonder if anybody has info on George Swan Nottage who founded the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co.I have found mention that he lived in Essex in his early life (before 1851) and before…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerlind-Anicia Lorch Nov 19, 2013.

Enquiry about Adolphus Pepper - French Photographer

I wonder if anybody knows anything about a Adolphus Pepper (b. abt 1836 in Westminster). I believe he was a brother of John Henry Pepper  ('Pepper Ghost').    I have found a mention of him as 'the…Continue

Started Oct 1, 2013

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Rob Tooley replied to Robert Gray's discussion Information on Walter Dockree - Camera Maker
"Not much to add except he was working with Houghtons until around 1910, he then traded under his own name until joining Staley, Shew & Co. in 1915. After a few years he worked with or for Houghton-Butcher. Most of his patents are for reflex…"
Apr 2
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Information on Walter Dockree - Camera Maker

I would be grateful if anyone can assist me with details about Walter Dockree - Camera Maker. I understand he was involved with the 'Britisher Reflex Camera'. Any details about his connections with 'Houghtons' and 'Staley, Shew & Co.' Also as a joint patentee with 'Alfred Joseph Denniss'. Is anything known about his death which seems to have happen at Tottenham Hotspur Football Ground in 1952?See More
Mar 29
Marcel Safier replied to Robert Gray's discussion Directory of English Photographers, 1840 to 1940
"Hi Robert, Sandy's directory was only ever a draft document and never published. Sandy and I have collaborated with our friend Ron Cosens and all of our data on English photographers has been incorporated into Ron Cosens massive database which…"
Apr 29, 2014
Robert Gray replied to Robert Gray's discussion Directory of English Photographers, 1840 to 1940
"Thank you Michael, you always come up trumps"
Apr 20, 2014
Michael Pritchard replied to Robert Gray's discussion Directory of English Photographers, 1840 to 1940
"I am not aware that this is available to view. Sany can be reached at: apbarrie@dodo.com.au "
Apr 20, 2014
Robert Gray posted a discussion

Directory of English Photographers, 1840 to 1940

Does anybody know if ‘Directory of English Photographers, 1840 to 1940’.compiled by Sandy Barrie is available to view. Also how to contact Mr Barrie by the email.See More
Apr 19, 2014
Gerlind-Anicia Lorch replied to Robert Gray's discussion George Swan Nottage - London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co.
" Dear Robert Have you seen the entry at: http://www.photolondon.org.uk/pages/details.asp?pid=5707 ? Best Gerlind"
Nov 19, 2013
Graham Wood replied to Robert Gray's discussion George Swan Nottage - London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co.
"I have just had a look on ancestry , and the 1861 census which has George Swan Nottage age 30 , managing partner , London stereoscopic co , as a visitor to Brighton - and he is shown on that as being born in Cripplegate London . That has to be the…"
Nov 19, 2013
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George Swan Nottage - London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co.

I wonder if anybody has info on George Swan Nottage who founded the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co.I have found mention that he lived in Essex in his early life (before 1851) and before his marriage, but cannot find any details. The Nottage family seems to have connections with Essex.Any assistance welcomeSee More
Nov 19, 2013
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Enquiry about Adolphus Pepper - French Photographer

I wonder if anybody knows anything about a Adolphus Pepper (b. abt 1836 in Westminster). I believe he was a brother of John Henry Pepper  ('Pepper Ghost').    I have found a mention of him as 'the Official French government photographer' and a vintage print on albumen paper mounted on blue card - 'Gallery Zoology Museum of natural history, birds, Paris, 1889'. This has the address - 13 Avenue Victor Hugo. There is also an address of his studio at 60 Avenue De Neuilly.He may have married…See More
Oct 1, 2013
Robert Gray replied to Graham Wood's discussion Stereoviews of the 1862 London Exhibition by the London Stereoscopic Co
"I wonder if you have any information on Harvey Havery-George who specialised in lantern slides.and won 2 medals at London Stereoscopic Co's exhibition in 1887. I understand he had a studio at Imperial Mansions, Oxford Street, Westminster…"
Aug 29, 2013
Robert Gray replied to Robert Gray's discussion Henry Hughes & Son - New London Photographic Stores
"As I said I think PhotoLondon info is incorrect as Henry Hughes  was born abt 1816 in St George in the East, Middlesex and died in 1879..His children were all born between 1847 and 1860 and none were called Henry."
Jun 16, 2013
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Henry Hughes & Son - New London Photographic Stores

I am trying to find information on Henry Hughes & Son, who advertised as New London Photographic Stores (c.1890s). I have found reference that they produced a twin lens camera called the ‘Xela’ (anybody know anything about this or any other cameras). I think Henry Huges son Alexander Hughes (b. abt 1851 in Forest Gate, Essex – d. 1924 in Greenwich) who was a Optician, took over the company and that they had works in Forest Gate and Ilford, Essex (c.1917, but not sure where ?).PhotoLondon…See More
Jun 13, 2013
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Enquiry about Oscar Gustave Rejlander's wife

I’m trying to find if Louis J Ruelens (abt 1856 in Brussels, Belgium – 1926 in Southwark?) a photographer in Barking and then Tottenham married Mary Bull (1847 in Bath, Somerset – 1913 in Southwark ?), the wife of Oscar Gustave Rejlander (1813 in Sweden –18 January 1875 in Clapham, London).I have found mention on Bev Parkers’ excellent website on Oscar Rejlander, that Mary ‘moved to a little house near to her old home in Tottenham’, after her husbands’ death. I have (Lucien) Louis J Ruelens AKA…See More
May 5, 2013
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HOLMAN & PAGET (MISSES) - PHOTOGRAPHERS

I am trying to find information on the photographers Holman and Paget.There is mention that they had a studio in London and are shown as represented in the National Portrait Gallery (no other info).I have a Dorothy Holman (b.1889 in Bow) and a Kate Ethel Paget (b.1888 in Hackney).Both are photographers and shown living at home, separate addresses in Buckhurst Hill, Essex in 1911 census.Any assistance apreciatedSee More
Feb 11, 2013
Paul Godfrey replied to Robert Gray's discussion Sims Brothers - Photographers
"My researches into seaside photographers have turned up Havard Sims of 34 Marine Terrace, Margate. He appears to trade as a beach photographer as Uncle Sims. Have found him listed in 1929 and 1936 Kelly's directory for Thanet. Only a thought.…"
Jan 1, 2013

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