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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name: BUCK, Florence - see JOHNSON, Edward

Name:  BUCKLE, Samuel     b: 1808 Orton Longueville d: 1860    
Address: St John's Street, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1851-1853
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1851 Samuel Buckle was living in St John's Street, Peterborough with his wife Anne, Nee Ball (b: 1821 Peterborough). He was a brewer, maltster and wine and spirit merchant, and also a keen photographer using the Calotype process. He invented a tool called the "buckle brush" used to coat calotype paper. In the Great Exhibition of 1851, in Class X, (for Philosophical Instruments, and processes depending upon their use. musical, horologies, and surgical instruments) Samuel was awarded a prestigious Council Medal for his photographs on paper. Samuel exhibited again in 1852 at the Exhibition of Recent Specimens of Photography organised by the Society of Arts. A year later Samuel sold his Peterborough brewing business and moved to Leamington Spa where he practiced professionally as a photographer until he died in 1860. Samuel exhibited landscape rather than portrait photography.
References: Heathcote, Bernard and Pauline, A Faithful Likeness. The First Photographic Portrait Studios in The British Isles 1841-55. Cambridge Independent Press, 1 Nov 1851 p3.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Buckle

Name:  BULL, George b.1819 St Neots d.         
Address: Eaton Socon St Neots
Working Dates: c.1861 - 3
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1851 George Bull was a hawker, living with his wife Elizabeth in Eaton Socon, near St Neots. The 1861 Census shows George Bull b.1819 at St Neots, living not in a house but in a "photographist car" in High St Kimbolton. He is described as a "photographist" and his wife, Elizabeth Bull b.1820 at Eaton Socon, is described as a "photographist's wife". Presumably in 1861 George and his wife were travelling photographers. In 1863 there was an advertisement for opening of Photographic Gallery. By 1871 George and Elizabeth were running a general shop in Eaton Ford near St Neots. and by 1881, George, then a widower, was in the same location and occupation.
References:
Huntingdonshire News 3/1/1863, Census 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881.

Name:  BULL, John   (Bull, J & Son in 1896, but simply Bull, John in 1898)  b: 1837  d:13/3/1913, son John BULL, b.1862 Peterborough d.
Address: 41 City Road, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1864-1903
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:

The census returns show John Bull (b.1837 at Peterborough), living with his wife Louisa Mary Bull, (b.1833 at Peterborough), in City Road Peterborough from 1861 to 1891. In 1861 John was described as an assistant overseer, but by 1871 was a photographer. Louisa may have been involved in the business, being described in 1881 as "Photographer's wife". One of their children was John Bull jnr, (b.1862 at Peterborough) who was described as a photographer's assistant in 1891. There is no trace of the family in 1901, but in 1911 John was still resident at City Road - described as a retired photographer, living with his son John Jnr, who was shown with no occupation.

Below is an early carte de visite from the 1860s by J Bull (author's collection). The carte has a cream card mount with square corners. On the face is the text "By J Bull Peterborough". The revers has a simple text and scrollwork design with the text "John Bull Portrait and Landscape Photographer City Road, Peterborough. This negative preserved copies may always be had, Paintings, drawings and all other works of art copied". All the text is printed in purple. Below this is an early John Bull carte de visite, from the Tony Gale Collection, on a cream card mount with square corners, 1870s, an oval vignette of a young man in high buttoned jacket. On the face is written "John Bull Peterborough". The reverse is printed "Art Photographer John Bull City Road Peterborough".

Next is a carte, again from the Tony Gale collection, showing a young woman with high ruffle collar with brooch and chain, probably from the 1870s, on cream mount with rounded corners. There is no text on the face of the mount. The reverse, printed in red, states "Photographed by John Bull, portrait and landscape photographer City Road, Peterborough This portrait can be enlarged to life size, enlargements in oil or water colours copies can always be had"

Below this is a carte de visite, from the Simon Shirley Collection, on plain white card of an unknown couple. The reverse of the carte is printed in an ornate scroll design "Portrait and Landscape Photographer, John Bull, City Road, Peterborough, negatives preserved copies may be had enlargements in oil water colour etc" 1870s.

Next is a carte de visite with an oval portrait of a bearded gentleman in a course tweed jacket and waistcoat - the face of the mount is cream, with no text. The reverse of the mount is an exotic looking pink card with gilt design in the form of bamboo and roses. This is a design by Marion of Paris and bears the text "John Bull Photographer City Road Peterborough copyright Marion imp Paris Déposé". This dates from the mid 1870s. The image appears older and this may be an 1870s copy of an earlier image. (author's collection)

Below this is another carte de visite from the Simon Shirley Collection, from the late 1870s, of a fashionably dressed young woman. The mount is white card and the reverse of the mount is more elaborate, with the same text as the above, and a mount maker's details along the bottom "Manufactured in Berlin for Samuel Fry and Co Ltd, 5 Chandos Street London W.C." Beneath it is a portrait of a young man in his 20s wearing a team cap. The reverse of the mount is similar to the above, but it is a pale pink colour and the mount makers name on the bottom is "Hooper and Co Holborn WC" (author's collection).

Below this is an illustration of a Cabinet Photograph of a studio portrait of three children posing on / with a makeshift barrow. Mounted on cream card. Reverse is even more elaborate with distinctive bold berries and vine design and reads “Photographed by John Bull 41 City Road, Peterborough this photograph can be enlarged to any size and finished in black and white , water colours or oils.” The card mount is printed in sepia and black by Marion, Paris, with a Reg No 41.055 (which would date registration of the design to 1885). There is a printer’s code surrounding their name _“Marion, Imp, Paris_.._  http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/dated/marion.htm explains these Marion codes..

Next is a cabinet portrait from the Simon Shirley Collection of a young male cyclist on a cycle. The face of the mount is printed "John Bull 41 City Road, Peterborough". On the reverse, in manuscript, is written the name of the cyclist "H C Catling" and the year taken, 1894. The reverse of the mount has an elaborate bamboo, doves and fan design by Marion and contains the information "Portrait group and architectural photography John Bull 41 City Road Peterborough, extra copies of this picture can be had at any time by sending No...."

References:
Kellys Directory of Northamptonshire 1864,
PO Directory of Northants, Hunts and Beds 1869,
History, Topography and Directory of Northants, Francis Whellan & Co 1874
Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1877, 1885, 1890, 1894, 1898, 1903
Cook's Peterborough and District Directory, WJ Cook, Boston, Lincs 1894, 1898
Wright's Northamptonshire Directory CN Wright, 1884
The Peterborough Directory (Caster) 1892, 1896, 1901

Carte de visite portrait of a couple by J BullReverse of J Bull portrait of couple

Carte de visite but John BullReverse of Joyhn Bull Art Photographer CDV

CDV, John BullReverse of John Bull CDV

Carte de visite by J BullReverse of J Bull carte de visite

John Bull carte de visite 1870sReverse of John Bull carte by Marion

Carte de visite, J BullReverse of carte de visite J Bull

Portrait of young man in team cap by J BullReverse of J Bul;l portrait of young man in team cap


Cabinet Photo John BullReverse of Cabinet Photo J Bull

Portrait of a cyclist by John BullReverse of Bull portrait of H C Catling cyclist

Name:  BURLING, Charles James   b: Cambridge 1884  d:1968 Cambridge
Address: 35 Catherine Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1901-
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Charles was the son of railway engine driver James Burling b: Fen Ditton Cambs 1861, and in the 1901 census was shown at the above address with his parents, occupation photographer apprentice, an employee. In 1911 Charles' parents and a brother and sister were still at 35 Catherine Street, Cambridfge, but Charles, now a photographer and an employee, was a visitor lodging at 76 Maryland Square, Stratford London. It is not known at this point who Charles worked for.
References: 1901, 1911 census

Name:  BURROWS, James  Frederick   b: Oxford 1871      d:
Address: Ely
Working Dates: 1901-1916
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Burrows appears in the 1901 census as a boarder at Bernard Street Ely with an Annie Cullum and her two young daughters. He was described as a "Journalist Reporter". In the 1911 census he is shown at Ely again, as a printer and stationer employing others. His wife Dora Martha née Fears (b. Ely 1875) assisted in the business and they had four young children: Frederick Cecil b. Ely 1903, Ivy Gladys b. Ely 1907, Percy b. Ely 1908 and Reginald b. Ely 1910. Burrows produced local postcards - at this stage it is not known if he used his own photographs or those of another photographer.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Rouse M “Cambridgeshire in Early Postcards”.
Kellys Cambridgeshire 1904 and 1916 both show him as a stationer and newsagent at Market Place Ely.

Name:  BURTON PHOTOGRAPHY  (Andrew Burton?) b:       d:
Address: 83 Burwell Rd Exning
Working Dates: c.1995 – at least 2000, may still be in business according to certain directory sites
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: weddings, portraits, baby portraits
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages  1995, 1997, 1998, 2000

Name:  BUSH Photographic
Address:73 Westgate, Peterborough in 1974,  5 Chapel St Peterborough in 1977
Working Dates: c.1974 - 1980
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1974, 1977, 1980

Name:  BUSINESS VISIONS 
Address: The Gatehouse, Straight Furlong, Pymore, Ely
Working Dates: c.1997-8
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: slides and overheads
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1997, 1998

Name:  BUTCHER, George W  b:1896       d:1955
Address: Main Street, Littleport
Working Dates: c.1911 - 1930s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The 1911 census return lists George Butcher, then aged just 15, as a photographer, working on his own account from home. He was living at Wisbech Road Littleport with his widowed mother, Mary Jane Butcher, b: 1868 Downham Cambs (no occupation given) and his sister, Rose Butcher b: 1890 Downham, a shop assistant working for a draper. Below is a real photo postcard by GW Butcher depicting multi-views of the Transport and General Workers Union Convalescent Home at Littleport, Cambs. Along the LH edge of the address side of the card is printed "GW Butcher Main Street, Littleport". The postcard was postally used in 1931.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Advertisement in Barber's Littleport & District Directory & Almanac Anon Published by G. T. Watson, Littleport, Cambs.,1921

Postcard by GW Butcher c 1930

Reverse of GW Butcher postcard

Name:  BUTCHER, William   b: c.1849 St Aldates, Oxford     d:
Address: 77 Norwich Street Cambridge (1881) 7a Jordans Yard Cambridge (1896), 13 Bridge Street, Cambridge (1895),
Working Dates: 1871-1912,
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1871 William Butcher was a 22 year old single man, a photographer, boarding at 24 New Square Cambridge. In 1876 in Cambridge William married Eliza Ellis b: 1855 Cambridge. In the 1881 census William Butcher and his family were living at 77 Norwich Street, Cambridge and his occupation was shown as "photographer's assistant". His family comprised: wife Eliza b: 1855 Cambridge and children Mary Ann E. b: 1878 Cambridge, Jessie b: 1879 Cambridge, Julia A b: 1880 Cambridge, and the family had a 15 year old live-in servant. In the 1891 Census, William Butcher was living with his wife Eliza (b. 1855 Cambridge) and children May E (b. 1878 Cambridge), Jessie (b.1879 Cambridge), Julia A (b.1881 Cambridge) and William Ellis (b.1883 Cambridge). He was a photographer's assistant. In the 1901 Census William was at 13 Bridge Street Cambridge (wrongly transcribed as William Dutcher) with his wife Eliza, daughter Amy Julia and son William Ellis. He was described as a photographer and shopkeeper - a worker rather than an employer. In the 1911 Census he was still living at 13 Bridge Street Cambridge with his wife Eliza and son William Ellis and grandson Stanley Clifford Gibbons. He was then described as a photographer, an employer, working at his home address. Local trade directories list William as a photographer between 1895 and 1912. It is not known who he worked for in Cambridge between 1871 and 1895.
Below are two cartes de visite by W Butcher reproduced with kind permission of the Cambridgeshire Collection (Cat c.65.5). On the face of the mounts is written "W Butcher Medallist 13 Bridge St Cambridge" and the reverse states: "Photographer and Artist, W Butcher 13 Bridge Street Cambridge This or any other portrait can be enlarged to life size and finished in oil or water colours". The mount is by Marion. The "leg of mutton" sleeves of the sitters suggest these date from around 1895-1900.

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 1896-1912
Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1895, 1898, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1910, 1911, 1912
Cambridgeshire Collection’s Carte de Visite Collection c.65.5 has 2 cartes de visite and 2 cabinet photographs from W Butcher.
Took photographs of an exhibition - Cambridge Daily News 16/11/1897 p2.

Two cartes de visite by Butcher

Reverse of two cartes de visite by Butcher

Name:  BUTLER, Henry (Harry) b:1860 London Middlesex d:1940 Cardiff  
Address: 18 Victoria Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1881 Cambridge then to at least 1911 in Cardiff
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1881 census Henry Butler, photographer, was living as a boarder at the above address, the home of Daniel R Cowell, a retired bootmaker and his wife Ann. We don't know how long he had been in Cambridge or who he worked for. On 23 October 1881 at St Luke's Church Chelsea Henry married Eliza Warner b: 1861 Northants. The couple were living at 68 North Street, Chelsea. By 1891 Henry and Eliza had moved to Cardiff, (Chancery Lane Canton) where Henry (recorded by the enumerators from this point onwards as Harry Butler) was an employed photographer. They had five children at this point, and their places of birth may indicate where Henry had been working. The children were: Harry J Butler, b: 1882 London: Charles G Butler b: 1883 London: Edith K Butler b: 1885 Reading Berkshire: Albert F Butler b:1888 Reading Berkshire and William E Butler b:1890 Cardiff. In 1901 Henry was still an employed Photographer living at Canton Cardiff. In 1911 Henry, then a widower, was still a photographer, living at 6 Meadow Street, Canton, Cardiff.
References: 1881 England Census, 1891,1901 and 1922 Wales census.

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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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