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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  EDE and RAVENSCROFT PHOTOGRAPHY LTD
Address: Unit 6, Second Drove Industrial Estate, Fengate, Peterborough
Working Dates: c. 1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1999

Name:  EDELSTEIN, William    b:1871 Netherlands   d:?
Address: Osborne House, 38 Hills Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: March 1889-91

Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: An advertisement in the Cambridge Independent Press on 8 March 1889 probably marks the point at which William Edelstein opened his Cambridge studio. The advertisement stated "W. EDELSTEIN, Art Photographer, of Osborne House, Hills Road, will, during the month of March, make highly-finished cabinet photo of any Lady, Gentleman or Child for 1s 6d. To show the public the class of work he does produce". In the 1891 Census return (5th April 1891), the enumerator simply notes that 38 Hills Road Cambridge is "occupied as a photographic studio only". The 1891 and 1892 Kelly's Directories for Cambridgeshire show William Edelstein listed as a resident at that address as well as being listed for the same address in the commercial section as a photographer. Below is a carte de visite by William Edelstein from the collection of David Gobbitt. The sitter is Frederick William Gobbitt (1858-1924) of Woodbridge, Suffolk, who was a grocer. His wife, Grace Buckingham Morris (1851-1920), was born in Cambridge, which may explain why Frederick was visiting the town around 1890, several years after their marriage in 1881. The face of the mount has the legend "W Edelstein Hills Road Cambridge Copyright". The addition of the word "copyright" is frequently found on the mounts of published portraits of well known individuals - produced in the highly competitive market for collecting cartes. It is far less usual to see this on the more every-day portraits from local studios. The reverse of the carte has a design with angels seated each side of a crest with the initials "WE", with a motto "Lucem Umbrae Adjungo" (I add light to shade?) followed by "Edelstein High Art Photographer Osborne House, Hills Road, Cambridge. Additional copies may always be had by quoting this no. Manufactured in Berlin for Samuel Fry and co, 5 Chandos Street, London WC" The carte has a red edge.

No obvious connections can be found between William Edelstein and anyone listed in the census returns for England. This is strange, given the unusual nature of his surname. It could be that his name has been wrongly transcribed - or it is possible that he came to the UK between census returns and left before the next one. The wording of his 1889 advertisement might also suggest that English was not his first language. PhotoLondon records a photographer, Willy (William) Edelstein, son of a lace merchant, who was born in 1871 in the Netherlands. He apparently had 5 brothers & 1 sister and ran a photographic studio at 100 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, Paddington 1891-1892. This seems highly likely to be the same person. PhotoLondon has no further details of this photographer's life. One possible explanation for this is that this could be the same William Edelstein b: Holland 3/7/1871, who settled in the USA, arriving there from Quebec in 1914 and petitioning for naturalisation in the Southern District Court in New York on 5th September 1930. Also in his family at that time was Rebecca Edelstein (wife, sister or daughter?).

References:
Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1891, 1892.
Cambridge Independent Press 8 March 1889.
www.photolondon.org.uk/pages/details.asp?pid=2421

W Edelstein portrait of Frederick Gobbitt Reverse of Edelstein carte de visite

Name:  EDIS, (Mary) Olive, after marrying in 1928 Mary Olive GALSWORTHY   b: 1876 Marylebone   d:1956
Address: Church Street, Sheringham 1908   New Studio, South Street, Sheringham, Norfolk, 32 Ladbrooke Square, London
Working Dates: c. 1908 - 1940s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Olive Edis was the daughter of Arthur Wellesley Edis b:1841 Huntingdon (who, despite his military forenames was an eminent physician). Olive wes not strictly speaking a Cambridgeshire photographer, having a studio with her sister in Norfolk. However, she undertook portrait work for Cambridgeshire subjects and had a number of annual exhibitions in Cambridge at the St Columba's Hall, Downing Street in 1925, 26 and 27 of her portrait and landscape work. Her Wikipedia entry makes it clear that Olive was an important practitioner of her art. Robert Pols website describes Olive as follows: In addition to running a fashionable studio, Olive Edis (1876-1955) also created a photographic archive of the Sheringham fishing community. The only female photographer to be thus singled out, she was commissioned to record the work of the Womens' Services at the end of the First World War. Norfolk historian Christopher Pipe draws attention to the collection of her photographs - including some autochromes - at the Cromer Museum, and to the book 'Face to face, Sheringham, Norfolk: the remarkable story of photographers Olive Edis and Cyril Nunn' by Alan Childs, Ashley Sampson and Cyril Nunn (Tiverton: Halsgrove, 2005). (Cyril Nunn, who carried on her work, falls outside the timescale of this directory.) A small selection of her photographs can be found on the Cromer Museum website. Olive married Edwin Henry Galsworthy in 1928. In 1947 the Cambridge Evening News wrote of her: "Mrs E.H. Galsworthy has established a reputation as a photographer under the professional (and maiden)  name of Miss Olive Edis. She started taking photographs 41 years ago and has no less than 35,000 ordinary negatives stored away. Mrs Galsworthy has specialised in colour work, using Lumiere plates and her collection must be almost unique for it comprises a cross section of some of the most notable men and women of the last generation. There are a number of Cambridge personalities, many of whom were personally known to her for Cambridge is what she calls her "third home". They include Lord Rutherford, Sir J.J. Thomson and Dr M.R. James (Provost of Kings). Connections with the town date back to her early days and before her marriage she held annual exhibitions of her work in St Columba's Hall, St Andrew's Street"
References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Edis; Robert Pols' site http://www.early-photographers.org.uk/Nor%20E-G.html; Cambridge Daily News, 12 Oct 1926, 10 Oct 1927, 30 Dec 1947

Name:  EDWARDS, Albert b: Swansea 1867   d:
Address: High Street Chatteris
Working Dates: c. 1891
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Albert was a lodger in the High Street Chatteris with John Willis and his family in 1891. Albert was listed as a photographerv and an employee, presumably of John Willis printer and photographer. No obvious trace has been found of Albert in later census returns, and he was no longer with John Willis and family in 1901.
References: England census 1891.

Name:  EDWARDS, Emily Edith   b: Cambridge 1890   d:
Address: 37 Mawson Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Emily was listed in the 1911 Census as the daughter of Alfred Edwards b: 1852 Springfield Essex, manager of a billposting company. Her occupation was shown as an employee, a photographic re-toucher.
References: 1911 England Census

Name:  EDWARDS, Ernest            b:       d:
Address:
Working Dates: 1860s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Photographs by Ernest Edwards are included in the edition of Charles Henry Cooper’s book "Memorials of Cambridge" published in 1866. No obvious trace of this photographer in the England census returns for Cambridge.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992

EDWARDS ,  Julian – See JULIAN'S PHOTOGRAPHY

Name:  EDWARDS, William Henry   b: 1861 Cranborne Dorset   d:
Address: Traveling photographer, Harston in 1911
Working Dates: c.1890 - 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: William Henry Edwards was the son of William Edwards who farmed 250 acres at Cranborne Farm, Cranborne Dorset. In 1881 William was an assistant to grocer and wine and spirit merchant Henry Durden in the Market Place, Blandford Forum. In the 1891 Census William was a lodger at the White Horse, Market Street, Swavesey and his occupation was shown as a traveling photographer. In the 1901 Census William was a photographer on his own account and was a visitor in Pretoria Road Walthamstowe at the home of a William Adams, a retired publican and his family. In the 1911 Census William was a bachelor, living alone at Harston, Cambridgeshire, a photographer working on his own account, but not from home.
References: 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 England Census

Name:   E.E.S. Photo Shop,
Address: Building 582, RAF Alconbury, Huntingdon
Working Dates: c.1971-74
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1971, 1974

Name:  ELAM, Jane Elizabeth. b:1860 Leverington, Cambs   d: 1941
Address: Elm Road, Emneth, Cambs
Working Dates: c. 1881
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Jane appears to have had a relatively short career as a photographere. In the 1881 Census Jane is listed as a photographic artist, living wirth her brother-in-law's family at the above address. Her brothe-in-law was Alfred J.S.Balding b:1856, Emneth, manager to an oil and coke manufacturer. Also present in the household were Jane's sister, Rebecca H Balding b 1859, Leverington, her son Alfred J.W.Balding b: 1881 Emneth and a 17 year old domestic servant. In 1885 Jane married Arthur Gilbert Sadd b: 1855, Cambridge. In 1891 Jane and Arthur were living at 31 St Matthews Street Cambridge, where Arthur was a draper and clothier, and was an employer. The couple had two children Edith J b:1886, Ipswich and Arthur G b:1881 Ipswich. By 1901 the family had moved to Ipswich where Arthur was a draper and an employer. .
References: England Census 1881, 1891

Name:  ELDING, Joseph b:1873 Holbeach Lincs   d:
Address: Eye Road Newark, Peterborough
Working Dates: c. 1910
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1911 census, Joseph was described as a photographer, working on his own account from home at Eye Rd, Newark, Peterborough, living with his wife Florrie b:1879 Attleborough Norfolk. He is listed as a photographer in a single entry of the Kelly's Directory for 1910.
References: Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1910

Name:   ELLIOTT, Nick  b:       d:
Address: 6 Gala Close, Stilton
Working Dates: c.1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

Name:   ELLIS, Simon P. ABIPP, IMAGES INDUSTRIAL  b:       d:
Address: 28 Crane Street, Brampton, Huntingdon
Working Dates: 1986 - 1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: industrial, commercial, aerial, PR, personal injury(included in the BIPP block advertisement in 1990 and 1999 Peterborough Yellow Pages)
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986, 1990, 1995, 1999

Name:   EMENY, Clement J  b:  1883 Walton Suffolk     d:
Address: 40 Carlisle Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The 1911 census shows Clement at the above address, boarding with an army pensioner and his family. His occupation is shown as "photograph operator", a worker. Clement was the son of Charles J Emeny b: 1846 Wickham Market Suffolk, a photographer and store Manager. Clement's older brother Charles F Emeny b: 1871 Alderton Suffolk, was also a photographer. Robert Pols site suggests that the Emeny photographic family operated businesses at different times in Walton, Felixstowe and Sudbury. The firm's name was Emeny and Sons in 1911, suggesting that perhaps the 1911 census caught Clement in Cambridge on some sort of assignment for his family firm.
References: England Census 1911. www.early-photographers.org.uk/Suf%20D-E.html

Name: EMERSON, Peter Henry,  BA MB (Cantab)   b: 1856 Cuba (British Subject)       d: 1936
Address:Clare College and 4 Parkside Cambridge
Working Dates: In Cambridge from 1879 until 1884 - his overall photographic interest spanned 1882-1895
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Associate, King's College, London. M.R.C.S., 1879. Undergraduate Clare College Cambridge 1879. In 1881 was a surgical student lodging at 49 Woburn Place Bloomsbury London. In 1881 at Chorley Lancs he married Edith Amy Ainsworth, b:1854, Bolton Lancs. In 1883 their first son, Leonard Ainsworth, was born in Cambridge, the next year daughter Sibyl was also born in Cambridge. In 1882 Peter was elected a member of the Photographic Society, London, and exhibited 5 images in their annual exhibition that year.Two of his prints were entitled "On the Granta" and one "Saffron Walden". At that time he was living at 4 Parkside, Cambridge. Received his Cambridge BA in 1884, MB in 1885. In the same year he was made a Fellow of the Photographic Society. Became House Physician and Sambrooke Medical Registrar, King's College Hospital but was of independent means and didn't practice medicine for long (his family ran a sugar plantation in Cuba). Daughter Gladys was born in 1886 at Hampstead London. On the night of the 1891 census he was at Ludham, Hickling, Norfolk, his occupation was shown not as a medic but as "author and engraver" and he was with a servant who was described as a "waterman". Daughter Zoe Orchis was born at Broadstairs Kent in 1892 and son Ralph Billing in 1897 at Oulton Suffolk. In 1901 Peter was living at Slowewood, Pokesdown Hampshire, occupation described as "BA and MB (Cantab) - author". In the 1911 census Peter was at Foxwold, Southborn on Sea, Near Christchurch, Hampshire, with his wife and all of his children, plus two servants. He had been at this address since at least 1904 according to the RPS Membership list of that year. A great proponent of naturalistic photography which he argued was an art form in its own right. His publications included: "Paul Ray at the hospital, a Picture of Student Life" 1882, "Naturalistic Photography for Students of the Art", London 1890, "On English Lagoons: Being An Account of Two Amateur Wherryman on the Norfolk and Suffolk Rivers and Broads", London 1893, "Tales from Welsh Wales, Founded on Fact and Current Tradition", London 1894, "Caoba the Guerilla Chief - a Tale of the Cuban Rebellion", London 1897, "Birds beasts and fishes of the Norfolk broadland" 1895, "Marsh Leaves" 1895, "Further notes on the Emerson alias Emberson family of counties Herts and Essex", 1919. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography states "Emerson was a photographic revolutionary who set the tenor for the method of picture making which evolved into pictorialism and later into modernism. He was also a magniloquent writer and a fighter for photography as fine art. " His interest in photography started while he was in Cambridge. Peter deposited 62 photographs at Stationers Hall for copyright purposes, mainly images from Norfolk and Suffolk from 1890-95. There are a few images from 1884, location not stated, which might be from Cambridgeshire, although Peter's address was shown as Wellesley House, Southwold, Suffolk..
References: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Henry_Emerson, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/38592, Emerson, P. H. (Peter Henry), 1856-1936. McWilliam, Neil.; Sekules, Veronica.; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Norwich : Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, c1986. P.H. Emerson: the Fight for Photography as a Fine Art. Emerson, Peter Henry, 1856-1936) Newhall, Nancy. Published by An Aperture Monograph,, New York (1975), Poetry in Photography (Paperback), Peter Henry Emerson, Published by Museums etc, United States (2014), The Courbet of England: Peter Henry Emerson’s East Anglian Photographs and the Imperial Ordering of Labour Ewing, Samuel Routledge, History of Photography, 02 January 2015, Vol.39(1), p.18-32, Pictorial effect, naturalistic vision; the photographs and theories of Henry Peach Robinson and Peter Henry Emerson; NE2900. Handy, E.Norfolk, 1994. Life and landscape : P.H. Emerson : art & photography in East Anglia 1885-1900 / edited by Neil McWilliam and Veronica Sekules ; authors and contributors: Michael Brandon-Jones ... [et al.]. This link will display a group of images by Emerson: https://uk.pinterest.com/johnrobertmyers/peter-henry-emerson-photographer/ . The National Media Museum has a number of photographs by Emerson listed here: www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/sitesearch?q=peter%20henry%20emerson&start=0

Name:    EMPIRE PICS OF CAMBRIDGE  
Address:
Working Dates: c. 1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Press Commercial and PR, Andrew PARSONS, Gareth FULLER, Eddie COLLINSON. This appears to be a collaboration between three successful press photographers. Andrew Parsons was a Cambridge News Photographer in the 1990s and is now the co-owner of i-Images picture Agency. Gareth Fuller is a successful Press Association photographer. Eddie Collinson was a Cambridge News photographer.
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1999

ESSBERGER, Stephen - see PHOTOSPHERE

Name: ETCHES & HALL - see ETCHES, John Borrill and HALL, Frederick

Name: ETCHES, John Borrill b:1878 Wakefield Yorks, d:1942 See Nene Photo Co and The Aerial Photo Co
Address: Peterborough
Working Dates: 1901 - 1936
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1901 John Borrill Etches (1878-1942) appeared as a visitor in the Leeds Census Return, when he was shown as a "traveler for photos". He was listed in the 1911 Census as a commercial photographer, working on his own account at his home at Audries Villa, Dogsthorpe Road, Peterborough. In January 1915 a postcard showing troops paraded on the Market Square at Peterborough bore the inscription "Etches and Hall copyright". The Hall part of the partnership could have been Fred Hall from 46 Westgate Peterborough. Flight, a magazine concerned with aero engineering and airships, records in its issue of Nov 8th 1923 that a new company had been registered: "Aerial Photo Co (Peterborough) Ltd" at 24 Long Causeway Peterborough with a capital of £2000 in £1 shares. The new company had acquired the business carried on at Peterborough as the Aerial Photo Co and the Nene Photo Co, under agreement with John Borrill Etches (1878 -1942) and Joseph Whitman (1875 - 1951), who were both lifetime directors of the new company. In the 1939 Register John B Etches was shown as a "photographic trade printer" living at 40 Princes Street, Peterborough. John was an air raid warden during WW2. At the time of his death in Llandudno in August 1942, Etches was living at 40 Princes Street, Peterborough.
References: Flight Magazine 8 Nov 1923. No specific mention of Etches in local trade directories.

Name: ETCHES, Noel Trevelyn b:1906 Bournemouth, d: 1997
Address: 17 Queens Gardens Peterborough in 1939
Working Dates: 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Noel was the son of John Borrill Etches above. In the 1939 Register Noel was living at the above address with his wife Mabel V b: 1915 and was listed as a "photographic trade printer", the same occupation as his father. It is reasonable to assume that he was involved in his father's business.
References:

EURO TECHNIC and ASSOCIATES – See BAILEY, Ronald LBIPP

Name:  EVELEGH, Frances  b:       d:
Address: The old Manor Hall, Dullingham Ley, Newmarket
Working Dates:  c.1995
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1995

Name:  EWING, ?             b:       d:
Address: Peterborough
Working Dates: c. 1865-75
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: We only know of the existence of this photographer from the survival of this rare carte de visite, late 1860s, early 1870s, of an unknown young lady. The mount is plain white card with square corners. On the face, unusually on the corner of the image, the photographer's name, "Ewing", appears in manuscript. The reverse is printed in red and has a royal coat of arms of some sort and the three words "Ewing Photographer Peterborough". This is from the Simon Shirley collection.
References: After much research, it has been established that this is a Peterborough Ontario photographer. In the 19th century a small local business would not have included a country in its address, but international movement of people and collectable items means that old photographs from one country can easily turn up in another, as is the case here. Fraser Dunford wrote an excellent article on the 60+ professional photographers of Peterborough Ontario: “Peterborough Photographers, 1847-1900” in “The Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley. Volume 6, number 2, August 2001” at p24, which is available online at: http://trentvalleyarchives.com/shop/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2-copy-August-2001.pdf ). We have left this entry here as a reminder that unknown photographers might need to be researched in multiple countries.

Carte de visite, Ewing, PeterboroughReverse of carte de visite by Ewing, Peterborough

Name:  EWING, Mark, EWING REESON from 1986  b:       d:
Address: 3 The Wilderness, St Ives (1983), The Constitutional Hall, The Broadway, St Ives in 1984 - 86 
Working Dates: 1983-1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: commercial and industrial, studio and location, PR, press, AV, exhibitions, 1800 sq ft studio (in house B and W and colour processing in 1986)
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1983, 1984, 1985
In Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986 EWING REESON listed at The Constitutional Hall, The Broadway, St Ives. In the same directory Mark Ewing is shown at this address as a press photographer. In Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990, 1999 EWING-REESON Photography 38 The Broadway, St Ives, advertising industrial, PR, on location or in studio. In 1995 Peterborough Yellow Pages address shown as Constitutional Hall, The Broadway St Ives.

Name:  EXPOSURE PHOTO SERVICES 
Address: (1995) 4A Chequers Court, Huntingdon (1999)The Studio, 11 Chequers Court, Huntingdon,
Working Dates: c.1995-1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: weddings, portraits
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1995, 1999

Name: The EYNESBURY STUDIO - the St Neots studio of Albert Edward JENNINGS

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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-Bd | Be-Bk | Bl-Bo | Br-Bt | Bu-Bz | Ca-Ck | Cl-Cn | Co-Cz | Da-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-Ln | Lo-Lz | Ma-Mb | Mc-Mi | Mj-Mz | N | O | Pa-Pb | Pc-Ph | Pi-Po | Pr-Pz | Q | Ra-Rd | Re-Rh | Ri-Rz | Sa-Sb | Sc-Sf | Sg-Sk | Sl-Ss | St-Sy | Ta-Ti | Tj-Tz | U | V | Wa-We | Wf-Wh | Wi-Wz | XYZ


 
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