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Henry Sutton Exhibition Ballarat Victoria Australia 7-8 May 2011

I am pleased to announce that I have been asked by the City of Ballarat in Australia to do an exhibition on my great grandfather Henry Sutton 1856-1912 who was an Australian inventor.

Featured in the exhibition will be information about Henry's halftone photographic process called Electro-Phototypy and will include some published photographs of Henry's which were of Hale End in England. Henry also used these photograph's in the promotion of his business he started in London in 1891 called "Sutton's Process Syndicate Limited"

A lot of information about his process and company in England has yet to be recorded or known about by Australians so if anyone in Australia is interested to see the exhibition it will be held on the 7th and 8th of May 2011 for Ballarat's Heritage Weekend see the link attached.

 

http://ballaratheritageweekend.com/things-to-see/collections.aspx

 

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Comment by Lorayne Branch on March 18, 2011 at 11:39

Thank you for asking I have purchased a copy of the company file which was very interesting but I am wondering if there is any way I can obtain the annual company reports of the company. I don't know anything about English records at the time I just sort of hoped to try and find something about the ongoing financial status of the company over the years. I would also like to try and find out why it was closed down in 1896. I have read Gerry Beegan's book The Mass Image and from that I could gather that it might have been bought out by another company going by the history of these companies at the time. If you could find out anything I would be forever grateful but even giving me a clue as to where to look would be great.

As for the exhibition no catalogue but a press release will be going out very soon with some information in it

I'm not sure what material is being printed at the moment I will keep you posted.

I can give anyone interested a copy of the photographic information I supplied for the exhibition closer to the date.

 

Regards Lorayne

Comment by Michael Pritchard on March 18, 2011 at 11:18

Thanks for posting. Will there be any catalogue or printed material to accompany the show? If you need anyone to look at the company file at the National Archives, Kew, (ref: BT 31/5202/35217) let me know as I am over there a fair bit. It may add to the information you already have found.

Regards

 

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