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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

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Comment by Peter Leonard on August 21, 2017 at 17:17


Thanks very much. Also good to add Francis Edwards to 'the photographic family'.

Reviewing this bio, it seems clear that Clowes took his own life as a he died suddenly on 12th October 1880 in the midst of the Bankruptcy hearings and in fact 6 days before the discharge date, aged 43 years.

Another Photographer in the family up in Bacup was John William Hammond, son of Robert Hammond, he, too, ended badly found destitute in his 30's.

Is there any data do you know on the stresses and pressure and profitability of being a late Victorian Photographer ?


Comment by Michael Pritchard on August 21, 2017 at 13:17

Peter - This may be of help from the PhotoLondon website:

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