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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name: APTHORPE, Miss Dora Death   b.15/4/1891   d.1976
Address: 280 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1922-1933
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Daughter of a carpenter, Dora was employed as a photographic retoucher, aged 19 years, living at home in Cherryhinton Road Cambridge, with her parents in the 1911 census. Dora Apthorpe became a member of the Cambridge and District Photographic Society (proposed in the minutes of 6 Jan 1920). She was listed as a photographer in the Kelly's Directories 1922-1933. In the 1939 Register Dora was living at 23 Grantchester Street with a Florence E Severs. Dora's occupation was shown as a heraldic artist. Florence was a draftsman.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridge 1922-1933. 1939 Register. Dora is included in a "Directory of Cambridgeshire Postcard Publishers/photographers noted before 1914" by Michael Rouse in "Cambridge in Early Postcards", Oleander Press 1978.

Name:  ARCH, Albert H.     b:  1895     d:
Address: 28 Hills Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1911 census 16 year old Albert is shown as an only child and a photographer, working from home on his own account at 28 Hills Road. His father, George Arch, b:1871 Cambridge, was a printer, and in employment. His mother, Annie Arch, was born in Hitchen, Herts in 1872. In 1939 Albert was a cine cameraman at The Bungalow, Birling Gap, c/o Worrell Coast Cottage. At the same address was Hilda Elizabeth Arch b: 25/2/1904 (later her surname was Franks)
References: England Census 1911, 1939 Register. It is interesting to note that this address, 28 Hills Road Cambridge, was the address of the new studio set up by Valentine Blanchard and Lunn around 1888. Did this remain a photographer's studio through until 1911? If so, it is not currently known who would have operated the studio over that period. There is a slight connection between the Arch family and photographer Albert Harry Spivey (below). In 1901 the Arch family were living at 2 Garden Walk Chesterton. At that point Albert was just 6 years old. His father George was a printer (machinist) and a worker, and Albert H Spivey, described as single and a photographic printer, lived with the family as a boarder.

Name: ARCHER, William Taylor, MPS, b:1878 d:1947
Address: 89 Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1911-1930s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Archer, chemist, Cambridge, published real photo postcards pre 1914. No further details currently known.
References: included in a "Directory of Cambridgeshire Postcard Publishers/photographers noted before 1914" by Michael Rouse in "Cambridge in Early Postcards", Oleander Press 1978. England census 1911. Register of electors Cambridge 1934. Cambridge Daily News 25.2.1939 advertising liver pills. Cambridge Daily News 20 Feb 1918, W.T.Archer granted three months exemption to the military call-up after residents presented a petition to retain his services as a local chemist. Further 6 months exemption granted (Cambridge Daily News 15 Oct 1918 p3)

Name:  ARGENT, D.    b:       d:
Address: Exeter Road,  Newmarket
Working Dates: c. 1966-67
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References:Eastern Counties of England Trades Directory 1966-67

Name: ARCHER, William Taylor, MPS, Chemist b:1878 d:1947
Address: 89 Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1911-1930s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Archer, chemist, Cambridge, published real photo postcards pre 1914. No further details currently known.
References: included in a "Directory of Cambridgeshire Postcard Publishers/photographers noted before 1914" by Michael Rouse in "Cambridge in Early Postcards", Oleander Press 1978.
1911 England census. Register of electors Cambridge 1934. Cambridge Daily News 25.2.1939 advertising liver pills. Cambridge Daily News 20 Feb 1918, W.T.Archer granted three months exemption to the military call-up after residents presented a petition to retain his services as a local chemist. Further 6 months exemption granted (Cambridge Daily News 15 Oct 1918 p3)

Name:   ARGUS STUDIO
Address:  1A Newton Court, Huntingdon
Working Dates: c.1967
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: DA Yales Directory of Huntingdon and Peterborough 1967/1968

Name:  ARK COMMUNICATIONS
Address: 32 Coningsby Road, Bretton, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

Name:  ARMSTRONG, David
Address: 17 Marsh Walk, Wisbech, Tel Wisbech 589640
Working Dates: c.1988
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Advertising as wedding photographers 1988
References: Fenland Citizen 10 February 1988 p4

Name:  ARNOTT, George  b:       d:
Address: Unit 10, Highlode Industrial Estate, Ramsey
Working Dates: c.1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

Name: ARNSBY, John    b. 1884      d.
Address: Almshouse Street, Whittlesey
Working Dates: 1900-1904
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Listed as William J Arnsby, a stationer and photographer in Kelly's Cambridgeshire Directory 1900-04. However, his name is slightly different in the census returns. In 1891 his name was shown as John E W Arnsby and in 1901 he was shown as John B W Arnsby. In 1901 he was shown as a stationer and photographer. He was the son of John Arnsby b: 1836 Bridgestock Northamptonshire who was the licensee of the Black Bull public house in Almshouse Street, Whittlesey.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London 1900-4

Name: ASBEE, George Edward b:1864 d:1931
Address: Commercial End, Swaffham Prior
Working Dates: c.1914
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: George was a publisher of RPPCs pre 1914. It is not known whose images were used for these. In 1891 George was at Mill Hill Swaffham Bulbeck, occupation, miller. In the 1901 Census George is listed as a miller and maltster manager. By 1911 George was a grocer and draper, located opposite the Church at Swaffham Prior, working on his own account from home. One of his daughters, Ellen Sarah Asbee b.1869, assisted him in the business. Kelly's Directory Cambridgeshire 1916, lists George as a grocer.
References: Asbee, Swaffham Prior, is included in a "Directory of Cambridgeshire Postcard Publishers/photographers noted before 1914" by Michael Rouse in "Cambridge in Early Postcards", Oleander Press 1978.

Name: ASHWORTH, Flora Edith    b.  1895 Wisbech     d.
Address: 13 Queens Road, Wisbech
Working Dates: c. 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Flora is listed in the 1911 England Census as a photographer (learner) and an employee. She was living with her parents. Her father, Alfred Ashworth b:1849 Wisbech was a master printer.
References: England Census 1911.

Name: ASKEW, Miss Alice     b. 1868      d. 1963
Address: 6 Broad Street, March, 27 Dartford Road, March.
Working Dates: 1910 -1953 in Cambridgeshire (1891 - 1910 in Devon)
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Alice Askew was the daughter of George Askew, b: Tiverton Devon, and Elizabeth Askew b: 1838 Church Stanton Devon. George was a tailor and draper, employing three women. George died in December 1870 shortly after Alice was born. Elizabeth, then a widow with a young family continued to run the business as a tailor and draper at 8 East Street South Molton Devon at least until 1881. By 1891 Elizabeth had set up as a photographic artist and young Alice was her assistant. Elizabeth may have done her photography alongside her earlier business as in 1901 she was described as both a shopkeeper and photographer, still assisted by her daughter Alice. Elizabeth was still shown as a photographer in the 1911 census, but no longer assisted by Alice (Her assistant in 1911 was Lilian May Mew b:1885 Newport Isle of Wight). A number of albums of Elizabeth's photographs survive in the South Molton Museum and 14 of her landscapes and portraits were recorded at Stationers Hall for copyright purposes. Having gained her photographic skills working for her mother, Alice moved to Cambridgeshire around 1910. By 1916 she was the manager of the March studio of Wisbech photographer J Lawrence Brown. The advertisement below from the Cambridgeshire Times in September 1916 marks the point when Alice bought the March Studio from Brown and started to trade on her own account as Alice Askew, (late Brown and Co). This would have been a risky point to start a photographic business with difficulties sourcing materials as well as limited demand, but Alice made this into a successful business which was to run for the next 37 years.

Advertisement Askew

Alice, already an experienced photographer, with a centrally placed studio, became the principal photographer in March from this point until 1953 when she retired and sold her business to Cochrane and Clark. During her working life in March Alice also became the main local photographer for the Cambridgeshire Times. Alice died in March 1963 aged 94. Her obituary states that besides the great interest in her work she enjoyed music and was a member of March Choral Society. She was also a faithful communicant at St Peter's Church. Alice is listed in local directories as a professional photographer at 6 Broad Street March from 1922 to 1937. She is listed in the 1939 Register as a photographer living at 27 Dartford Road, March. This was her home address at the time of her death.

Below is a real photograph postcard of Wimblington Gala from the 1920s. The reverse is printed as a divided back postcard and the photographer's name is embossed with an embossing machine in the bottom left hand corner. The embossing is shown from the back of the postcard, photographically inverted to be readable. Below this is a dated portrait of two children from 1922 in postcard format. The lower left hand corner has the same embossing as the previous example.The next example below is a wedding group photograph, 5.75 in x 4 in, mounted on cream card with sepia line and printing "Alice Askew March". The mount has a silver edge and is covered by a paper cover with silver horse shoe and heather design. This appears to be from the 1930s.
References: We are grateful to Nick Smith for much of this information about Alice's life.
Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992.
Kellys Directory of Cambridge 1922-1937
England Census 1861-1911.
Cambridgeshire Times Aug 1916 and March 1963

Alice Askew postcard of

Detail of embossing on the above postcard

Portrait of two children, dated 1922, by Alaice Askew, March.

Wedding Group by Alice Askew
Detail from mount by Alice Askew

Name: ASPECT PHOTO SERVICES  to 1977, ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHY 1986 to1999
Address: 127 Eastfield Road, Peterborough. In 1974 at 41 High Street, Maxey, Peterborough. 1977, 1980 at 106 Park Road, Peterborough, 1986 at The Hall, Queens Drive West, Peterborough. 1999 at 16 High Street, Castor, Peterborough
Working Dates: late 1960s to 1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: industrial, commercial, pamphlets, weddings, passports, colour laboratory (1977). See below an example 5in x 7in colour wedding photograph from the late 1960s or early 70s in cream grained card fold over mount with rubber stamp on the reverse of the mount "Aspect Photo Services 127 Eastfield Road Peterborough Tel Peterborough 53158". Lack of postcode suggests pre 1974 and 5 digit Peterborough telephone numbers as well as 6 digit ones were in use certainly up to 1985.
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1974, 1977, 1980, 1986, 1990, 1999

Aspect Photo Services wedding photo

Card mount backstamp for Aspect Photo Services

Name: ASPINALL, Francis Herbert b:1874 d:1934
Address: High Street Chatteris
Working Dates: c. 1914 -1930s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Francis Herbert Aspinall was the son of Cambridge printer and stationer William John Aspinall. In 1911 Francis was a printer and stationer in High Street Chatteris. Francis and his wife Flora Alberta had two boys, Frank Clifford b 1906 and Terence Willian b 1910. Both boys were born in Chatteris. In 1911 the family also had a 16 year old live-in servant. Francis was an RPPC publisher pre 1914. He produced a series of RPPC local views in sepia in the 1920s/30s. Not currently known whose images were used.
References: included in a "Directory of Cambridgeshire Postcard Publishers/photographers noted before 1914" by Michael Rouse in "Cambridge in Early Postcards", Oleander Press 1978. 1916 Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire lists Frank Aspinall as a printer in the High Street Chatteris. Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 19 November 1915 p7 (father's will).

Name: ASPLAND, Miss Clara A      b.  1893 Chatteris    d.
Address: 93 Creek Road, March
Working Dates: C. 1922
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992. One Directory entry as a photographer in Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1922. Clara was the daughter of George A Aspland, whitesmith and gas fitter, b 1867 Kings Cross and Mary E Aspland b 1863 Abbots Ripton (1911 England Census).

Name: ASPLAND, Emma Sophia     b.  1871     d.1948
Address: Wicken Village Store, Wicken
Working Dates: 1880s, 1890s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Talented local amateur photographer who documented life in her home village of Wicken. Emma was the daughter of the village shopkeeper. Her work was exhibited retrospectively by the Cambridge Darkroom in their Fen Archive exhibition in 1986. Many copies of her work are in the Anthony Day Collection.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Carling, C and Human B, Fen Archive, page 6
Anthony Day, "Wicken A Fen Village in Old Photographs", SB Publications 1990

Name:   ASTRA PHOTOGRAPHY
Address: 63 Carron Drive, Werrington, Peterborough
Working Dates: c. 1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: fashions and weddings. Azure photography also at this address in 1990.
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

 

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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

0 - 9 | Aa-Ak | Al-Ao | Ap-As | At-Az | Ba-Bak | Bal-Bam | Ban-Bd | Be-Bh | Bi-Bk | Bl-Bn | Bo-Bp | Br-Bt | Bu-Bz | Ca-Ck | Cl-Cn | Coa-Cor | Cos-Cz | Da-Dh | Di-Dq | Dr-Dz | Ea-Ec | Ed-Ez | Fa-Fh | Fi-Fz | Ga-Gd | Ge-Gq | Gr-Gz | Ha-Hd | He-Hh | Hi-Hn | Ho-Hz | Ia-Iz | Ja-Je | Jf-Jz | Ka-Kz | La-Ld | Le-Ln | Lo-Lz | Maa-Mad | Mae-Mar | Mas-Mb | Mc-Mi | Mj-Mz | Na-Nh | Ni-Nn | No-Nz | Oa-Oz | Pa-Pb | Pc-Ph | Pi-Po | Pr-Pz | Qa-Qz | Ra-Rd | Re-Rh | Ri-Rz | Sa-Sb | Sc-Sf | Sg-Sk | Sla-Slz | Sma-Ss | Sta-Std | Ste-Sth | Sti-Sy | Ta-Te | Tf-Ti | Tj-Tz | Ua-Uz | Va-Vz | Wa-We | Wf-Wh | Wi-Wz | XYZ


 

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