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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - Who Were They?

Many commercial photographers offered cartes de visite or cabinet portraits priced per dozen. Cartes and cabinet portraits were often exchanged between friends and relatives. Identical portraits would have ended up in different family albums, which may well have been passed on through different families and ended up in different parts of the UK, or indeed of the world. It's quite possible therefore that today, somewhere, a family historian is grappling to identify the subject of a photograph who has already been identified in another album by someone researching a different family. So - take a look at the images below and if you have any ideas of the identity of the sitter in any one of them, please contact the person listing the image. We may, by some miracle, be able to help each other to identify someone who was photographed 100 to 150 years ago.


 

The photos below by John Bull, Peterborough, from the 1860s, have been sent by Heather Adam (scottie_dog@hotmail.com) and may be of members of a family by the name of Aves. Do you have these images in a family album?

unidentified sitter - by Bull PeterboroughReverse unidentified sitter by Bull

Unidentified sitter by BullReverse, unidentified sitter by Bull

 

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