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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - I

Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  IBBS, Robert Carroll (spelt in various forms as Carol, Carrol and Carroll)  b:1824 Kimbolton, d:1907   
Address: Carnaby, Kimbolton
Working Dates: c. 1903
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The son of Charles Ibbs a printer and bookseller. Charles' business failed in 1842 and all his stock and equipment was sold to pay off his creditors. In his teens Robert trained as a printer, probably initially in his father's business. Robert lived in Kimbolton throughout his life and in different census returns was described as a printer (1851,1861,1881), a paper hanger (1871), a printer and stationer (1891), a picture frame maker (1901), and when he died in 1907 he was described as a printer and stationer. There is one local trade directory describing him as a photographer in 1903.
References:
Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire 1903
Huntingdonshire Archives 4469/18 Deeds of Freehold, Campers Close, Kimbolton and abstract of will and probate of Robert Carol Ibbs 15 April 1907
Cambridge Chronicle 11 June 1842

The Image Makers – see PHOTOSPHERE

Name:  IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY  ( Michael GATWARD) b:       d:
Address: 2 Birch Trees Rd, Great Shelford
Working Dates: c. 1995 - at least 2000 – Cambridge News reported theft of Mr Gatwards equipment while he was photographing a wedding in 2004.
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: general and weddings
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages  1995, 1997, 1998, 2000

Name:  IMAGES 
Address: 82 St Mary’s St Ely
Working Dates: c.1980
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1980

Name:    IMAGES INDUSTRIAL - see ELLIS, Simon P.
Address: 28 Crane Street, Brampton.
Working Dates: c.1986 - 1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986, 1990

Name:  IMPERIAL PHOTO CO     
Address: 35a Regent Street Cambridge and Market Place Wisbech
Working Dates: 1908-1929
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Should this be one entry or two, or possibly more? Local trade directories show an Imperial Photo Co in Regent Street, Cambridge from 1908-10, and a later entry at Wisbech in 1929. Were these two completely different companies? Were they part of a larger group of businesses? Was this just a fancy, grand sounding, business name chosen by disparate firms or individuals? There was certainly an Imperial Photographic Co in London in the early 1880s at 44 Baker Street, later at that address plus Portman Square. The company had a studio in Birmingham 1884 - 1886. (See below for an example cabinet photo from the Baker Street studio). The London Gazette of 29 June 1883 p3342, contains a notice about the firm: "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, William Thomas Nichols and Richard William Thomas, as Photographic Artists, at 44, Baker Street, in the county of Middlesex, under the name of the Imperial Photographic Company, has been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due and owing to or by the late firm will be received and paid by the said William Thomas Nichols. — As witness our hands this 25th day of June, 1883. W. T. Nichols. R. W. Thomas." Another Imperial Photo Company operated in Derbyshire a little later as can be seen from the following notice dissolving a partnership which appeared in the London Gazette of 31 Oct 1902. "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned,Chalkley Gould and Ralph Leopold Legg, carrying on business as Photographers and Photographic Artists at No. 12, Hamilton Terrace, Commercial Road, Southampton, under the style or firm of "THE WEST END PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY," and at No.36, Victoria Street, Derby, under the style of "THE IMPERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY," has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 21th day of May, 1902. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Chalkley Gould. Dated 10th day of October, 1902. R. L. LEGG. CHALKLEY GOULD". There are also occasional localised versions of the same name - for example there was a Bradshaw Imperial Photo Co. at Lower Boughton, Manchester functioning in 1902 and there was a Folkestone Imperial Photo Co operating in Dover Road in 1899. There does not appear to be any trace in records of Companies House to suggest this was a limited company. Local Historian Andrew Ingram records that Herbert George Coates was, at one point, involved with the Imperial Photo business at Wisbech, but the company was bought out by Lilian Ream on 2nd March 1932.

References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Spaldings Directory 1908-10
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Wisbech 1929
www.photolondon.org.uk/pages/details.asp?pid=4135
London Gazette 29 June 1883 p3342, 31 Oct 1902 p6932

An Imperial Photo Co Cabinet PhotographReverse of Imperial Photo Co cabinet photo mount

Name:  IMPEY PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN 
Address: 65 Headlands, Fenstanton
Working Dates: c.1977-1980
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: architectural, commercial, aerial, weddings, portraits
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1977, 1980

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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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