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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  CLAPTON Winifred Margaret L.       b: 26/10/1872       d:1966
Address: The Rectory, Fishers Lane, Orwell, Cambs in 1939
Working Dates: Pre 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1939 Register Winifred is shown as a photographic artist, retired. She was living with her brother, Thomas H W Clapton b: 8/4/1882, Clerk in Holy Orders at the Rectory, Fishers Lane, Orwell, Cambs. Also at the address were Olive M Clapton b: 1893, Maude M Clapton b: 1916, Edith N Robinson b: 1892 and Pauline D Robinson b:1925. Winifred Margaret Clapton aged 38 born Holloway London, was working as a photo re-toucher and living at "Sandringham" Park Road Hendon in 1911 with her widowed mother Margaret Anne b: 1842. In 1891 Margaret Ann, Winifred Margaret, Thomas H Clapton were all living at Cumberland Park Hammersmith. No trace has been found of the family in 1901.
References: 1939 Register.

Name:  CLARE COURT GALLERIES   b:       d:
Address: 12 Clare Court, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire
Working Dates:  c.1998
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Weddings
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1998

Name:  CLARE, Joseph Jnr   b:1844 Kimbolton       d:
Address: Kimbolton
Working Dates:  c.1866
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The only information gleaned so far about this Cambridgeshire photographer is that in 1866 he submitted two of his photographs to Stationers' Hall for copyright purposes. The photographs were of Kimbolton Cemetery from the north and Kimbolton Cemetery from the east. The copyright owner and author was shown as Joseph Clare Jnr, Kimbolton. TNA COPY 1/10/433. Joseph Clare was the son of a watchmaker of the same name. In 1861 Joseph Junior was living with his parents and four sisters in Kimbolton and he too was described as a watchmaker. By 1871 Joseph Jnr had married and moved to Sandy where he lived with his wife and two young daughters. His occupation was shown as silversmith jeweller and photographer. By 1881 the family had moved to Wales and were living at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire and Joseph was shown as a Watch Maker & Optician. His growing family remained in Abergavenny in 1891 by which time Joseph was a watchmaker and photographic artist. His eldest daughter, Lizzie Clare b:1869 Sandy Beds, was an assistant artist.
References: TNA COPY 1/10/433

Name:  CLARKE, John George      b: 1857 St Ives    d:
Address: Broadway St Ives.
Working Dates: 1891 - 1920s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Printer and stationer St Ives - publisher of postcards with local views using his own photographs. At the Norris Museum St Ives PH/S.IVE/Broadway/11 is a postcard view of the Victoria Memorial St Ives which bears the legend on the reverse "Photographed by John G Clarke printer & stationer St Ives". John George Clarke appears in the 1891 census, living with his family in the Broadway St Ives where he was a bookseller and stationer. In the 1901 and 1911 census he is listed as a printer and stationer, living with his wife Harriet b: 1857 St Ives and two daughters, Mabel F Clarke b: 1890 St Ives and Kate Elizabeth b: 1894 St Ives. In 1911 Harriet and Mabel were assisting John in the business.
References: England census 1891, 1901, 1911.

Name:  CLARKE, John Palmer      b:1854, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk     d:
Address: Bury St Edmunds, Post Office Terrace, Cambridge.
Working Dates: 1894-1934
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The Clarke family were photographers in Bury St Edmunds from the 1870s. John Palmer Clarke was in the business in the early 1880s. He is listed in the 1891 census as a photographer at 7 Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds, where he lived with his wife Mary Emma. Clarke took over the business of Colin Lunn, formerly Blanchard and Lunn, in 1894 at Post Office Terrace, Cambridge. By 1895 Charles E Goodrich was listed as the manager of the firm. By 1901 the business was being run by Charles E Goodrich and Frederick Sanderson. On the night of the 1901 census John Palmer Clarke was in the Waverley Hotel Bloomsbury London. At the same hotel that night was Charles E Goodrich. Both are listed as photographers, suggesting that Clarke may have still been actively involved with the Cambridge business. The 1911 census shows John Palmer Clarke as a photographer, an employed worker, rather than an employer, living at 13 Glasslyn Road, Crouch End N with his wife, son and three daughters. The Post Office Terrace business continued in the name of John Palmer Clark until the 1930s.

The first image below, from the Simon Shirley Collection, is a cabinet photograph of an unknown actress dressed in an elaborate silk dress with heraldic elements in the design, a curly blonde wig and a misthol or jester's hat, probably from the 1890s. Or this may not be an actress but someone dressed for a pageant, tableau or fancy-dress event. The face of the mount has the printed and impressed legend "J Palmer Clarke Cambridge". The rear of the mount is blank.

Below are some examples of the work of the firm outside the studio. The first is an interior of a works or possibly a department of the University of Cambridge, the print measures approximately 10 x 8 inches on a plain card mount, but a signature in red ink appears in the bottom LH corner. The other two shots are both 10 in x 8 in mounted on plain card, of Trinity College Great Court and the interior of Clare College Chapel. The Chapel interior has been dated by the Clare College Archivist, Alexandra Browne, to approximately 1910. The fourth photograph shows details of the hand drawn stylised signatures on the three prints - clearly this continued as a signature beyond the period when Clarke was personally actively involved in the business.

Next is a portrait dated 1907 signed H.Lambert, image 2.5 x 3.5ins, mount 3.25 x 4.75in, mounted on heavy brown card mount with gilt chamfered edges and impressed gilt text on the face "J.Palmer Clarke Cambridge". The reverse is blank.

For more on Post Office Terrace Studio and negatives from the studio www.fadingimages.uk/POT1.asp

References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Spaldings Directories of Cambridgeshire 1895-1934,
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London 1896
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News, 31/1/1991, 7/2/1991
Cambridgeshire Collection’s Carte de Visite Collection c.65.5 has a carte de visite and three cabinet photographs from this firm. Numerous negatives survive in the Cambridgeshire Collection, deposited later from the firm of Ramsey and Muspratt.
Petty MJ, The Cambridge Photographers at Post Office Terrace, Cambridge No 29, Winter 1991-2

Portrait of actress, J Palmer Clarke

Interior of works or engineering department J Palmer Clarke

Trinity Great Court, J Palmer Clarke Clare Chapel, J Palmer Clarke

Signatures from J Palmer Clarke photos

1907 J Palmer Clarke portrait


Name: CLARKE, William        b:       d:
Address: High Street Chatteris
Working Dates: 1858
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Listed in 1858 as "Photographer and dealer in every description of photographic apparatus, High Street Chatteris"
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
PO Directory of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London Nov 1858

Name: CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHIC   b:       d:
Address: The Studio, Balsham Road, Fulbourn
Working Dates: 1995-1997
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: studio and location, creative and original
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1995 and 1997

Name:   CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHY, CP b:       d:
Address: (1990) 28 London Road, Yaxley; (1995) Classic House, 24 Lawson Avenue, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1990-1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: weddings
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990, 1995, 1999

Name:  CLEMENTS, B        b:       d:
Address: St Ives
Working Dates: 1920s-50s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below a real photograph postcard of "The River, from the Bridge St Ives" on the reverse is printed "Published by B. Clements, St Ives." Was Clements simply a postcard publisher or was he a photographer? In the Norris Museum Collection, another postcard, cat no PH/S.IVE/Pa.Chur/49 is a postcard published by Walter Scott, Bradford and added with a rubber stamp is "Clements Series, St Ives" and dated by the then curator as 1926. The 1911 census for St Ives records a Bertram Clements b. St Ives 1884, living at the Spare Rib public house employed as an assistant stationer - could this be the same person?
References: No trace found yet in local directories.

Clements postcard of St Ives river scene

Reverse of above post card

Name:  CLEMENTS, Harold John K P        b: 1904  Mutford, Suffolk    d:1976
Address: 110 Mowbray Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1939 Register Harold is listed at the above address and his occupation is recorded as press photographer, travelling. Also at the same address were: W Lillian Clements b:1904, William Tubby b:1908 and Maggie Tubby b:1906 and Margaret M Clements b:1933.
References: 1939 Register.

Name: CLENDENING, E - see entry for GLENDENING, E

Name:  CLENETT, E  C        b:       d:
Address: 21 Lower Park Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1887
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Is this the same Clennett from Willow Walk etc 1895-1911 - see below?
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1887

Name:  CLEN(N)ETT, (Charles) Ernest (Winspear(e))    b:  1859 Stockton on Tees, Durham   d: 1926 Cambridge.
Address: 10 Willow Walk, Cambridge. 10 Portugal Street, Cambridge from around 1910.

Working Dates: 1895-1911

Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Ernest came from a family of photographers. In 1871 Ernest Clennett's father, Robert Clennett, b 1835 Stockton, Durham, was at 25 and 1/2 Lynn St, Stranton, West Hartlepool, shown as a "Photographic Artist". Later, in 1891, another of Robert's sons, Arthur Clennett b:1873 West Hartlepool, was working in his father's business as a photographer's assistant. By 1911 Robert had retired and Arthur was running the family photography business.

The carte de visite below (author's collection) of an unknown middle aged couple, perhaps as early as the 1870s, is by Ernest Clennett from Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough. Presumably Ernest practiced portrait photography there before coming to Cambridge. Unusually, in the 1911 Census, Ernest Clennett's name was recorded as "Charles Ernest Wispear Clennett otherwise Ernest Clennett". "Winspear" was his mother's maiden name. In 1911 he was living with his family at 10 Portugal Street Cambridge, described as a musician, his surname spelt as "Clennett", as opposed to the spelling "Clenett" in the local trade directories which listed him as a photographer. This was obviously a musical family: the daughter, Ethel May, was a music teacher and son Philip Ernest was an organist. The 1901 Census shows Ernest at 10 Willow Walk Cambridge with his wife Martha, his daughter and then three sons - he was described as a "musician". The 1901 census entry spells his surname as "Clennett", and this has been wrongly indexed electronically as "Clemett". In the 1891 Census he is listed as "Charles Chennett", "photographer and magician", living at 7 Willow Walk Cambridge with his family. This is likely to be the same "EC Clenett" operating from nearby Lower Park Street in 1887, but a definite link has yet to be established. It is difficult to pin down Ernest's whereabouts in the 1881 census. There is no obvious trace of him in England, but he may be the "double bass player" and friend, "Ernest Clennet", staying with a Laury John Hind and Ruth Hind at 67 Cowcaddens Street, Glasgow, Scotland. Ernest's wife Martha Johnson was from Scotland. When Clennett died in 1926, he was still living at 10 Portugal Street Cambridge. His estate was then worth £3065.

Clennett made numerous applications to Stationers' Hall to protect copyright in his photographs. He registered 103 photographs in the name of Ernest Clennett 10 Willow Walk Cambridge between 1893 and 1895. He registered another 23 photographs in the name of Charles Ernest Winspeare Clennett 10 Willow Walk Cambridge between 1888 and 1896. The photographs were mainly Cambridge college views and street scenes.

References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992.
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London 1896-1908
Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1895-11. England Census 1861,71, 81, 91,1901,1911

Carte de visite by Ernest Clennett before he came to CambridgeReverse of E Clennett carte de visite

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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 | I | Ja-Je | Jf-Jz | K | La-Ld | Le-Ln | Lo-Lz | Maa-Mad | Mae-Mar | Mas-Mb | Mc-Mi | Mj-Mz | Na-Nh | Ni-Nn | No-Nz | O | Pa-Pb | Pc-Ph | Pi-Po | Pr-Pz | Q | Ra-Rd | Re-Rh | Ri-Rz | Sa-Sb | Sc-Sf | Sg-Sk | Sla-Slz | Sma-Ss | Sta-Std | Ste-Sth | Sti-Sy | Ta-Ti | Tj-Tz | U | V | Wa-We | Wf-Wh | Wi-Wz | XYZ


 
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