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Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Collier Jul 3, 2017.

Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype


Started Jun 28, 2017

Somerset's first photographer Thomas Sharp
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We are researching Somerset Photographers which we hope to publish , could any one help throw some light on Thomas Sharps demise, He was in parnership with Richard Beard and was licenced to work in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Collier Apr 10, 2014.

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Pauline Heathcote Archives Bromley House Library.

Pauline Heathcote’s archives in the care of Eric Butler at Bromley House Library have been the cornerstone of our research into Somerset Photography . The Archive and the book “A Faithful Likeness” written by Pauline and Bernard Heathcote covers early British photography from its beginnings to 1855 it is a mine of information for researchers of early  photography . I recommend them to anyone embarking on a similar county study like ours for Somerset which should be available in the next few…


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At 8:37 on April 7, 2014, Brett Payne said…

Well, he's a bit of a mystery then.  I think he may have been one Daniel Bernard, born c.1850 at Crako, Austria, who is shown in the 1881 Census at 12 Smythen Street, Exeter, and describes himself as a Picture Frame Dealer.  Not a big jump from that profession to photographer.

At 2:48 on April 7, 2014, Brett Payne said…

Allan - Have you come across an Exeter photographer named Monsieur Bernard working in Somerset?  I have a cabinet card-sized group photo taken at Quantock Lodge in Somerset, by M. Bernard of 8 Alphington St, Exeter.  He is not mentioned in CG Scott's list for Devon.
Brett Payne
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