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1860s stereo images: Help to try to identify photographers

I returned to my one local antique store this week and traded some images I had for scores of English stereoviews. One is easy to identify  in terms of place as its written on the back in copperplate "Royal York Crescent, Clifton. Bristol." I wonder if this view attached could be by William Harvey Barton, who was active in the 1860s.

The other view I attached is of a group of women and children with cows.  It was in a box of cards marked USA but there is no evidence at all on the card to indicate that it is in fact North American or English.

Any ideas pleas?.

I bought more Francis Bedford views, some by Stirling photographer Alexander Crow(e) , some by Ladmore and Son and others by William Spreat, and a couple by Way  & Sons (incredible labels!)

Mysteries also are a couple on yellow card stock with mauve backs and white label "The Thames. Nos. 44,60,63" No idea who the photographer may have been.. the labels remind me of George Washington Wilson..

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Comment by Bruce Graver on November 10, 2018 at 21:37

The top one looks like it may be an unsigned Bedford. The location would be right, and the man in the middleground looks a good bit like FB's assistant. But Paula would have a better idea, I think.

Comment by Stephen Michael Barnett on November 6, 2018 at 5:02

Paula Fleming, no point in scanning the backs, they are both plain with nothing printed, other than the fore mentioned written on the back in copperplate "Royal York Crescent, Clifton. Bristol." on the first image.

Comment by Paula Fleming on November 5, 2018 at 18:10

Could you post some images of the backs/labels?  Thanks.  That sometimes helps.

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