Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Can anyone help solve a carte-de-visite 'mystery' involving the celebrated firm of W. & D. Downey? I recently purchased a Downey cdv of St. Nicholas Church, Newcastle (now Newcastle Cathedral) c. mid-1860s.
What is intriguing is that the address cited on the verso - 4 Eldon Square - is not the same as that used on every other Downey card of the period that I've seen - 9 Eldon Square, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
A blogpost I've written ('If photographs could speak' - 7th December 2022) suggesting various explanations has more details - www.pressphotoman.com
It also includes a link to a twitter thread in response to the post.
Add a Comment
© 2023 Created by Michael Pritchard. Powered by
You need to be a member of British photographic history to add comments!
Join British photographic history