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In the Yarmouth columns of the Norfolk Chronicle dated Saturday 31st October 1863, the Great Yarmouth letterpress printer and stationer George Nall was advertising “NALL'S SIXPENNY ALBUM VIEWS OF YARMOUTH. PHOTOGRAPHED BY SEDGFIELD. Nearly 40 sorts. To be had only at Nall's Library. Great Yarmouth.” This advertisement seems to imply that George Nall had commissioned Sedgfield to take a selection of views of Great Yarmouth for him that were marketed as “Nall’s Sixpenny Album Views.” It is assumed that Sedgfield was William Russell Sedgfield 1826-1902 who was a member of Norwich Photographic Society and was known to have visited Great Yarmouth to take photographs.
In the later part of 2018 a small number of collodion negatives on glass taken in the 1860s of Great Yarmouth scenes have been rediscovered. These plates are quite small, measuring three and a half inches square. One of the negatives shows Ramp Row and this negative is known to be number 100 in the Nall’s Series of Carte de Visite views. Another negative of the then newly built home for Shipwrecked Sailors has been identified as being one half of a stereoscopic pair. It is believed all the negatives were once a part of stereoscopic pairs.
Does any member of this forum have in their collection any stereoscopic or Carte de Visite views taken at Great Yarmouth that can be attributed to Nall or Sedgefield that may have been printed from these plates?
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