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Information request: Edward Stephen Clowes

I have discovered yet another 19thC photographer in my family, this time on my Father's side and operating from the Old Kent Road area. I have found one of two examples of his CDV's but would welcome any further information?

Regards, Peter

Added by Peter Leonard on August 21, 2017 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

New Tintype find of 1894 wedding - Frank Walton - Photographer (Briggate Leeds).

1894 seems pretty late for a tintype, but I am sure this show my 3 x Great Uncle Frank Walton's second wedding to Mary Bailey in Halifax in March 1894. Its certainly a great photo in terms of resolution and we know 4 of the 5 people in the photo. 

Any comments on the photo would be of interest...



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Added by Peter Leonard on July 23, 2017 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

Research: Bermondsey - the earliest photographic images - 1840-1860

I am researching a number of different aspects of mid 19th century Bermondsey (Southwark, South London), but when I search for early photographs of the parish, usually the images that I find in most local history or photographic collections are circa 1890-1930. I realise that Bermondsey was a pretty unappetising place for photographs in the 1840's, 1850's and 1860's and that any photographs may have been taken to highlight the plight of the poor or the workers in the predominant industry of…


Added by Peter Leonard on June 8, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Information: Photos identification and questions

Can anyone help with the three photographs below and the questions posted? 

Date of Photo and age of man…


Added by Peter Leonard on March 23, 2015 at 21:00 — 10 Comments

New English photographic finds from GGG Uncle Frank Walton (Leeds photographer 1860-1910)

New archive discovered in a second cousin's attic.   Can you help with date and year of new images

Image 1 is believed to be of Frank Walton's two young daughters in late 1860's (Louisa and Emily Walton) and taken as tintype by Frank before he had a studio, so at fairgrounds probably in Lincolnshire or Warwickshire. Need expert opinion on the year the image was likely taken in terms of materials used, frame used and victorian dress of the children.…


Added by Peter Leonard on September 4, 2013 at 19:30 — 7 Comments

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