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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - Ja - Je

Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  JACKSON, William  b: 1837 d:1893
Address: New Street, St Neots
Working Dates: c. 1863
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: William appears to have practiced briefly in St Neots, offering stereo views of the town decorated for the Royal wedding of 10th March 1863. His main career was as an architectural draughtsman, surveyor and sanitary engineer. An example carte de visite below shows a young boy with riding crop standing beside a rather worn looking chair. Behind the boy can be seen the base of a head clamp. The mount is cream card, squarte corners, no text on the face, the reverse bearing a garter design and the text "William Jackson Photographer St Neots" 1860s. (author's collection)
References: David Bushby, St Neots Photographers

Portrait of boy by William JacksonReverse of W Jackson carte de visite

Name:  JAMBLIN, John Jnr   b: 1837 St Pancras London  d: 1917
Address: New Road, Peterborough, and Fletton, Huntingdonshire (both addresses shown in 1861).
Working Dates: c.1861
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: There is a report of bankruptcy proceedings in Peterborough County Court on 17th December 1861 against J.Jamblin Jnr, Photographic Artist of Fletton, Huntingdonshire. John is listed in the 1861 census as a photographic artist living in New Road Peterborough with his wife Martha, b: Woodston Peterborough 1839 and their two sons, Thomas b: 1859 and Ernest b: 1861. John was the son of another John Jamblin a cabinet maker from Peterborough. In 1864 JAMBLIN’S Photographic Studio, 17, Park-end Street, OXFORD was offering "Guaranteed Carte de visite. 7s 6d per dozen, second dozen 6s or 2 first copies for 3s. Tasteful Pose and Pleasing Portrait guaranteed to all Sitters". This may or may not have been John Jamblin. No trace can be found of John and Martha in 1871. In 1881 and again in 1911 John Jamblin is listed as a self employed photographic Artist, living with his wife Martha in Dwygyfylchi, Caernarvonshire, Wales
References: Cambridge Independent Press 14th December 1861, Cambridge Independent Press 25th January 1862. The London Gazette Publication date: 6 December 1861 Issue: 22574 Page: 5306. The London Gazette, Publication date: 31 December 1861 Issue: 22585 Page: 5668. The London Gazette Publication date: 31 January 1862 Issue: 22594 Page:584. Oxford Times - Saturday 30 April 1864 p.4

Name:  JAMES, Winifred E.          b:  1915     d:
Address: 157 Belsize Avenue, Old Fletton, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Winifred is listed in the 1939 Register as a photographer's assistant. She was living at the above address with her parents (John R James b: 1872 and Susannah James b: 1874) and brother (James Arthur James b: 1911).
References: 1939 Register.

Name:  JARMAN, Harry Isaac b:1875 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  d:1961 Bury St Edmunds
Address: High Street, Newmarket
Working Dates: 1912-33
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Harry was born in Bury St Edmunds. In 1891 he was living with his mother at 12 Southgate Street Bury St Edmunds and was described as a photographer. In 1901 Harry was living as a boarder at 3a Palk Street Torquay, again working as a photographer. In 1911 Harry was living at 16 Abbey Gate, Bury St Edmunds. He was a photographer, and an employer. Living with him were: wife Annie (b:1872 Bury St Edmunds), children (all born Bury St Edmunds: Dorothy (b:1899), Mona (b:1900), Vera (b:1908), Oswald (b:1910) and Joan (b:1911), also an aunt, Mary Ann Goldsmith (b:1834 Wyverstone Suffolk) a retired tobacconist and Rosa Goldsmith, sister (b1863 Bury St Edmunds), an assistant in the business. The family also had two domestic servants. Harry was listed as a photographer at this address in the Kelly's Directories of Suffolk 1904 -1916. Harry relocated and started his business in High Street Newmarket about 1912. Robert Pols reports "Jarman (as recorded by Jarman) was apprenticed to John Palmer Clarke in 1890. He bought the business and negatives of William Silas Spanton in 1901. When Clarke moved to Cambridge in 1903, Jarman bought that firm's stock of negatives, too. The Spanton-Jarman Collection at the Bury Branch of the Suffolk Record Office is the result of Harry Jarman's preservation of the area's photographic record." www.early-photographers.org.uk/Suf%20H-J.html The photograph below is an 8in x 6in portrait of an unknown man, possibly from the 1930s, on a two tone brown fold over mount. Beneath the image on the mount is printed H I Jarman Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket" showing that Harry operated both studios at the same time. Bedide this is the detail of a printed mark on the front cover of the mount.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1912-33

Portrait by HI Jarman Detail from HI Jarman mount

Name:   JEDREJ, Tony b: 1948  d: 2014
Address: Not currently known
Working Dates: Early 1970s-2000?
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Cambridge Daily News photographer. In 1978 was the British Press Association's Provincial Photographer of the Year. Published a book of cat portraits "Cambridge cats" in 1995
References: Cambridge News 19 April 2014, report of death.

Name:   JEFFERSON, Ray  b:       d:
Address: 53 The Close, Ely
Working Dates: c. 1990 – at least 2000 – a number of online directories suggest the business continues in 2016
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: weddings, social events, portraits.
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages  1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000

Name:  JENKINS, A. R.          b:       d:
Address: 95 Queens Walk, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1958-
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Kelly's Directory of Peterborough 1958
Kelly's Peterborough Standard Directory 1961

Name:  JENKINS, Albert C.   b: 1867      d:
Address: Elm Cottage, Mill Road, St Neots
Working Dates: pre 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Albert is listed in the 1939 Register at the above afddress and his occupation is shown as pphotographer and fine art dealer retired.
References: 1939 Register.

Name:  JENNINGS, Albert Edward.         b:1854 Strood Kent       d:1917
Address: St Neots, "The Eynesbury Studio"
Working Dates: c. 1890-1905?
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Jennings was the headmaster of Eynesbury Church of England School from 1876 until his retirement in 1917. Photography was a secondary interest. He also published two series of local postcards. 

The first item below is of an unknown family group photographed outside a house. The Mount has the photographer's name in manuscript - shown in detail below, which looks more like "AE Jenny St Neots" than "AE Jennings St Neots"- reproduced with permission from Huntingdonshire Archives. David Gobbitt hypothesises that this image might possibly be of Jennings himself posing with his family. If that is the case then, from the ages of his family members and the appearance of the sitters, the photograph must be from the mid 1890s. Albert's wife Harriet(t) Charlotte (1852-1926) would have been 42 years old in 1894. Their five children's ages in 1894 (prior to the youngest boy's breeching) would also correspond relatively well, ranging from around 4 -14. Their births were all registered in St Neots:

  • b:1879 Q4 Margaret Mary Jennings (d. unmarried 1962?)
  • b:1882 Q3 Manley Martin Jennings (m. 1922 Marjorie Winnifred Ballard; d. 1964)
  • b:1884 Q1 Eleanor Gordon Jennings (m. 1921 William Emblem; d. 1960)
  • b:1886 Q1 Archibald Harvey Jennings (m. 1914 Theodosia Allen; d. 1954)
  • b:1889 Q3 Arthur Maitland Jennings (m. 1915 Sarah Ann Webb; d. 1950)

But, the similarity of the composition of the family in this photograph to that of Jennings may simply be a co-incidence as both the lady's dress, with large puffed sleeves, and her raised and full hairstyle possibly point to a later date of around 1900-05. The coincidence warrants further research and we will try to date this image more precisely and try to find another photograph of Albert Jennings to compare.

The next two images are produced with permission from David Gobbitt. These were found as a pair of portraits in a Suffolk antiques shop. Severe cropping and has left one of them with no details of the photographer, not to mention the sitters, so both photos have been kept together. The endorsements on the back of the larger cabinet print indicate a date of July 1899. The lower notes, written diagonally above the date stamp, are unclear, possibly from a studio where a copy was being ordered, with a date stamp of 1911. The other inscriptions identify the subjects as Mrs Arthur Chapman née Elizabeth Cato Daniel (1861-1918) and two of her daughters: Dorothy Violet Chapman (1882-1934) who died unmarried; and Georgina Vera Chapman (b: 24 Oct. 1896; d: 1971). In 1901 the Chapmans were living at Blunham Mill, Bedfordshire, where Arthur was a corn merchant and miller. By 1911 he was a brewery manager in St Neots, where he died in 1941.

Below this on the left is a cabinet photograph of unknown parents and child, from the Michael Brown Collection, showing more clearly the text beneath the image "Albert E Jennings, The Eynesbury Studio, St Neots" with an AEJ monogram. The reverse of the mount is blank. To its right is another cabinet photograph of a bearded gentleman in bow tie. The mount here has the same text of the face as that to its left, but is in gilt lettering on a very dark green glossy mount with gilt edging. The reverse is blank.

References: Huntingdonshire Archives Accession No 5740 - no trace has been found of this photographer in local trade directories. In the Norris Museum Collection PH/ABBTY/01 and 02 are postcards of Abbotsly with “AEJ” written on the negative, lower RH corner on face of the cards. PH/BUCKD/48 is a postcard of Buckden Towers with “AEJ Series No 4” handwritten on lower front RH corner. PH/EYNES/18 is a group photo of St Neots Urban District Council employees in their depot, 155 x 210mm, mounted on card, c.1900, dry stamped on reverse "A.E.Jennings” – see also Tebbutt’s History of St Neots.

Unknown family group by AE Jenny

Details from mount of above photograph

Cabinet photograph by Jennings of Mrs Chapman and daughters

Reverse of above cabinet photograph

Jennings portrait, no details of the mount, but obviously taken at the same studio / session as the image above.

ccAlbert Jennings cabinet portrait of bearded gentleman

Name:  J.E.T. PHOTOGRAPHIC  (John THOMPSON)  b:       d:
Address: In 1980 The Old Vicarage, Bourn; in 1985 at Unit 9, Dry Drayton Industries, Dry Drayton. By  1990, was at Unit 30, Dry Drayton Industries, and also from  1995 was at 1A Botolph Lane, Cambridge.
Working Dates: c.1980 and still in business in 2016
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Freelance /architectural / commercial / weddings /  University groups and sports.
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1980, Cambridge Yellow Pages 1980, 1983, 1984, 85, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, https://jetphotographic.com/index.php

Name: JEWITT, Len      b:     
Working Dates: 1960s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Len was a photographer employed by Stearns in Cambridge in the 1960s
References: Referred to in Frank Bird's autobiography

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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-Te | Tf-Ti | Tj-Tz | U | V | Wa-We | Wf-Wh | Wi-Wz | XYZ


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