I am trying to identify the London company which created two very big charcoal-coloured royal portraits based on photographic enlargements of Prince George (later King George VI) and Princess Mary. As shown in the attached image, the initials are either PM Co. or MP Co. of London. The portraits themselves appear to have been taken around 1893, shortly before or soon after their marriage, and the hand-coloured enlargements some time between then and 1905.I've searched both the online photoLondon…See More
I think you mean Wigan.
Gillian Jones' Lancashire Professional Photographers, 1840-1940 records the following:
- Dew, Frederick W. 1 Parsons Walk, Wigan (1913-1926) and 1 Park Road, Wigan (1932-1939)
No recorded studio name, as such.…"
"Yes, I am, and have a few. More specifically in those that were marked as having emmanated from photographic studios and processors in Derbyshire (England) and the Bay of Plenty (New Zealand), my two main areas of interest."
Thanks for getting back to me Brett - don't suppose you have any kind of back-up do you? As much as anything, I just want to make sure I've not forgotten anybody, so just a list of photographers would help!
Hi Brett, I've found your Derbyshire Photographers website really useful for several years (and contributed some info and pics) - going to give a free talk on Belper Photographers in April and want to check a couple of things but can't get on the site - can you help? Unearthed some great images for it! Thanks, Adrian
Thanks for your response to my Stickyback post. I will certainly let you know if we come across further Derby images and details. Do you have a collection of other Stickybacks, as single images perhaps? One of the points we're interested in is that often it's single images in the public domain today, which may have been the studio's 'offcuts'.
Hi Brett , Mons. Bernard id a new one on me , I've just checked Ron Cozens site and hes not on there, We are adding an appendix for photographers out of county so I'd be glad to include him , Rons database would be able to give you dates af activity at 8 Alphington St. it may be a photographer who changed his name or perhaps an itinerant , we have both these examples,,,Allan
Thanks Brett. I had the opportunity to visit Cotter House (in private ownership) at the weekend. The house was built by Joseph Newman who features in my contribution to the book you've just purchased. The owner didn't seem to be aware of Newman's interest in photography - not surprising I suppose..