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ID of London photographic company
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Daguerreotype Plate Marks
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Brett Payne replied to Brett Payne's discussion ID of London photographic company
Jan 27
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ID of London photographic company

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
Jan 27
Brett Payne replied to Lissa Mitchell's discussion Frederick Dew - Wigam
"Hi Lissa, 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.…"
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Brett Payne replied to Geoff Lowe's discussion Negative envelopes
"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."
Jan 22, 2021
Brett Payne commented on Stephen Michael Barnett's blog post Early New Zealand stereo. Information sought on photographer
"Here is another photograph of Sophia's whare taken by Josiah Martin"
Oct 8, 2019
A series of articles about old photographs, photographers and their subjects

Derbyshire Photographers & Photographic Studios

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At 21:12 on February 19, 2018, Adrian Farmer said…

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!

Thanks, Adrian

At 21:37 on February 11, 2018, Adrian Farmer said…

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

At 20:44 on October 15, 2017, Rachael Moloney said…

Hi Brett

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'.

Kind regards,


At 18:32 on June 17, 2017, Krzysztof K. Slowinski said…

Good evening, Mr. Payne,

Let me express my gratitude and appreciation for the best approach to the subject of the Cambridge photograph of 1907.

The method you suggested (and realized) has led to solving the question.

Thanks again.

With my best regards.

Krzysztof K. Slowinski

At 8:15 on April 7, 2014, Allan Collier said…

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

At 4:38 on October 10, 2012, Keith Giles said…

No. He had a daguerreotype machine, but I don't think he ever managed to produce anything recognisable.

At 4:16 on October 10, 2012, Keith Giles said…

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..


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