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Mapping the photography profession in Victorian Stoke Newington

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A talk by Janet Foster presented at the 6th Stoke Newington History Talks event, Feb 28th, West Reservoir Centre

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Mapping the photography profession in Victorian Stoke Newington

  1. 1. Mapping the photography profession in Victorian Stoke Newington Janet Foster February 2018
  2. 2. Stoke Newington 1860-1901 •17 photographers Of these 8 had premises in Stoke Newington Road between 1880-1912 •4 retouchers •2 operators •2 international exhibitors •4 inventors •1 association •1 society
  3. 3. 1 Association and 1 Society • The Photographers Benevolent Association (1873-1895) The central Secretary was H Harland, 83 Hawksley Road Stoke Newington. • Amhurst Photographic Society (1896-?)
  4. 4. Photographic Studios • Premises: – H Johnston: 8 Stoke Newington Road – Lea Latimer Christmas: 104 Stoke Newington Road (AKA Alexandra Studios) From David Simkin’s website Photohistory-Sussex: http://www.photohistory- sussex.co.uk/hove_photographers_S-T.htm (accessed 28 February 2018)
  5. 5. Keeping it in the family: – The Hiles family: Foulden Road (1891) and Bouverie Road (1901) • George Hiles (1853-?): artist and retoucher • Margaret Hiles (1861-?): retoucher • Percy Hiles (1886-?): photographer’s apprentice (age 15) – Saloman family: Sandringham Road (1891) • Edgar Saloman (1873-?): photographic artist (age 18) • Dora Saloman (1871-?) : retoucher (age 20) – Edgar Salomon’s studio: 146 Stoke Newington Road – Lupson and Son: 6 Stoke Newington Church Street (now n. 9) • Augustus Lupson (1829-1912) • Frederick Lupson (1854-?)
  6. 6. Lupson
  7. 7. Posthumous photography Augustus Lupson • Silver albumen Carte de Visite of child’s straw hat with paper band: “in affectionate rememberance of Richard Nicholls Milliken born Feb 11 1857 died Dec 23 1861” References: • Audrey Linkman, Photography and Death. Reaction Books (2011) • Deborah Lutz, Relics and Death in Victorian Literature and Culture. CUP (2015) • CdV online: http://www.19thcenturyphotos.com Code: 122562
  8. 8. Operators Adverts in 19th century specialist journals for photographers, professional and amateur: Miss Hall in Photographic News and “Hawkins Versus Toombs” in British Journal of Photography
  9. 9. Stoke Newington Exhibitors • 2 and 4 Bollingbroke Terrace (now Mildmay Road) • International Exhibition 1862, held in South Kensington – William Henry Olley (1840-?): entry 3132 “Photographs from the microscope, by reflecting process” • Paris Exhibition 1867 – William Gillard (1842-?): class IX, Photographic Proofs and Apparatus, n. 40, “photographs” – William Henry Olley: class IX, Photographic Proofs and Apparatus, n. ?, “photographs”
  10. 10. “The fly’s proboscis” from: The Wonders of the Microscope, Photographically Revealed by Olley’s Patent Microphotographic Reflecting Process pub. W. Kent & Co. (6 May 1857 Patent no. 2614). Digitised by Google (accessed online 28 Feb 2018) William Henry Olley
  11. 11. Stoke Newington Inventors • Photographic paper: – Thomas Nevell (1842-1914) of 19 Lordship Park: “Nevell’s Preserved SENSITIZED ALBUMENIZED PAPER” (1888-89) • Glass: – Martha Eliza Norris (?-?) of 33 Stoke Newington Road, Patent no. 17892 granted 1887: “Improved prepared glass in imitation of gilt, silvered, frosted, or ground glass”
  12. 12. Stoke Newington Inventors • Camera aparatus: – James Cole (?-?) of Amhurst Road, Patent 5374, granted in March 1894, for Cole’s Flexible Rising Front Image courtesy of Flint Auctions, their next camera auction is here on 27th April 2018

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