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Victorian photographic studio for sale

If you are looking for a property and a "project", you could become (like us) the owner of a former Victorian photographic studio!The property in question is the former studio of Henry Hayman, at 20A…Continue

Started May 8

Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
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Of the many thousands (I believe that is no exaggeration?) of photographic studios that were established in the UK in the Victorian era, how many have survived to this day in a recognisable form?As…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by María de los Santos García Felgu May 2.

Hills and Saunders Harrow glass plate negatives now being offered for sale

As some of you may have spotted, some glass negatives from the massive archive of the Harrow studio of Hills and Saunders have recently started to be offered for sale on eBay.The seller is Pete…Continue

Started Oct 17, 2020

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PetworthPenthouse replied to jo hague's discussion Backing cards - how widely distributed? in the group Carte de Visite
"This is a Marion & Co cdv back, and as you say they often used the same designs with just the photographer's name changed."
Aug 22
PetworthPenthouse replied to jo hague's discussion Backing cards - how widely distributed? in the group Carte de Visite
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Victorian photographic studio for sale

If you are looking for a property and a "project", you could become (like us) the owner of a former Victorian photographic studio!The property in question is the former studio of Henry Hayman, at 20A Church Street, Launceston, Cornwall. Hayman had started his business at 20 Church Street in 1866, and in 1880 he moved into 20A which he demolished and rebuilt. By then he had also diversified as a piano dealer, and the lower floors of the new building formed the piano emporium.In the photos below,…See More
May 8
María de los Santos García Felgu replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"We have added two XIXth. Century photographic studios in Portugal (Golega and Funchal, Madeira), both of them very well preserved and open as museums of Photography.  In Spain most of surviving studios were built on early XXth. Century. Should…"
May 2
Nicholas John Burnett replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"I was giving some conservation advice so had greater access to the various rooms and in consequence was able to see more."
Feb 23
PetworthPenthouse replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"I have visited, but don't remember the darkroom. I now read that his bathroom doubled up as the darkroom. It's well worth a visit for anyone interested in life as lived by the Victorian cultural set."
Feb 23
Nicholas John Burnett replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Not exactly a studio but there are some darkroom traces still in situ in Linley Sambourne House in London, or were the last time I visited.  In normal circumstances it is open to the public.  Linley Sambourne was a cartoonist for Punch and…"
Feb 23
PetworthPenthouse replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Yes, now found the Old Photographic Studio Hunt  group on Facebook. And the very useful map of studios (I think no requirement to be a member of the Group to access the map?)…"
Feb 23
PetworthPenthouse replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Thanks Maria, that's interesting. It would be good to add a pin for each of those studios to this…"
Feb 23
María de los Santos García Felgu replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Thanks a lot for your interest.  In Spain we have some recognisable daylight studios: two of them still active (both of them in Barcelona, from around 1915-1920), some of them closed (two in Cordoba, as court galleries, from the first years of…"
Feb 23
Tony Richards replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Hi, The group is called Old Photographic Studio Hunt on Facebook."
Feb 22
PetworthPenthouse replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Ah, so is that where the studio was? I have to say I love the modern Great Court, so I would cut them a bit of slack. "
Feb 19
Nicholas John Burnett replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Very sorry to read that.  I left the museum in late 1986.  Presumably it was demolished as part of the Great Court Scheme."
Feb 19
PetworthPenthouse replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"That's very good to hear you have been working on a similar project. So how many Victorian daylight studios do you think have survived in a recognisable form in Spain? Richard"
Feb 18
PetworthPenthouse replied to PetworthPenthouse's discussion Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?
"Thank you. The British Museum blog shows a photo of Fenton's studio in the 1980s, and then says "The studio was continuously used by photographers until the 1960s when it became a graphic art studio, and was demolished in the…"
Feb 18

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