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Virginia Dodier commented on Graham Barnes's blog post Woman at the Great Window (Photographer unknown)
"And ... Corby Borough Council has a lottery-funded project, “Collecting Corby” http://www.culturesyndicates.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Collecting-Corby-v2.pdf"
Jun 17
Virginia Dodier commented on Graham Barnes's blog post Woman at the Great Window (Photographer unknown)
"The venerable Francis Frith has photos, maps and memories of Corby at https://www.francisfrith.com/corby"
Jun 17
Virginia Dodier commented on Graham Barnes's blog post Woman at the Great Window (Photographer unknown)
"I looked up the residents of 117 Stephenson Way, Corby in the 1939 England and Wales Register. They are Robert Rennie (born 1901), furnaceman, and his wife Jessie Rennie, plus children Agnes and Ian."
Jun 15
Virginia Dodier commented on Graham Barnes's blog post Woman at the Great Window (Photographer unknown)
"I suggest contacting the Corby Photographic Club https://www.corbyphotoclub.co.uk. This has the feel of a 1930s photo club competition print to me. From what I see online the Corby Photographic Club was founded in 1936 as the camera club of the…"
Jun 15

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Edward Scott, Photographic Attendant to Clementina Hawarden, 1861

Ever come across Edward Scott? He is listed in the 1861 census as one of the (many) servants in the Hawardens’ London household. His role is listed as “Photographic Attendant.” His age is given as 19 and his birthplace as Ireland.

Any idea who he was? I assume that he would have gone to work (and live) with Hawarden on the recommendation of an associate in the Photographic Society. Perhaps he went on to work in a studio after her death in early 1865.

Another point: I wonder how…

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Posted on April 18, 2018 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

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