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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  NORMAN, Bert b:       d:
Address: 4 Station Road, March
Working Dates: 1925-1933
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Nothing known at this stage beyond the trade directory entries listed.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
March Cambridgeshire, Kellys 1925-1933

Name:  NORMAN, Charles b: 1841 Over Cambridgeshire    d: 1915 Peterborough
Address: Sheep Market, St Ives.
Working Dates: c. 1877
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Charles was listed as a Watch and clock maker and photographer in Kelly's 1877 Directory of Huntingdonshire and in Harrod's Directory of Huntingdonshire 1877. We don't know how long he practiced these two professions - wherever he appears in official records he is shown simply as a watch maker. Charles and his family were at Main Street Willingham in 1871 where he was a watch maker. His family then comprised his wife Elizabeth Ann b:1844 Dunstable Beds, daughters Ellen Jane b: 1865 Biggleswade and Rosetta b: 1869, Willingham, and sons Walter James b: 1867 Willingham and Arthur J.A. b: 1871 Willingham. Between 1871 and 1875 the family had moved to Sheep Market St Ives and another son, Charles Henry was born in St Ives in 1875. In 1881 Charles was still shown in the census as a watch maker at Sheepmarket St Ives. In 1891 Charles was still a watchmaker at Sheepmarket St Ives, as was his son, Charles Henry. In 1901 Charles had a watchmaker's shop at 30 St Leonards Street Peterborough. He had re-married - his new wife was Sarah (Moody?) b: 1855 at Whittlesey. In 1911 he was described as a watch repairer and was living with Sarah and one of her sons at 12 Nelson Street, Peterborough.

See below a carte de visite of an unknown baby, on a white card mount with gold border and square corners. The reverse of the mount has a ribbon and floral bordered box in which is a royal coat of arms and the text "Photographed by C. Norman, St Ives (Hunts) Views of the Town and neighbourhood kept in stock". The baby in the photo is held on the lap of a woman, presumably the baby's mother, but the mother's face and head have been obliterated by the use of an oval mask in printing. Presumably this has been done in order to make the image of the baby larger, perhaps one of a number of images produced from a sitting (author's collection). Below this is a further carte de visite with a similar mount. This is an oval masked portrait of Arthur Barré Dashwood Goldie, son of the Rev Charles Dashwood Goldie of St Ives. Arthur Goldie became a mining engineer in Canada. Simpson Family Archive.
References: Kellys Directory of Huntingdonshire 1877

Charles Norman carte de visite of an unknown baby.Reverse of Charles Norman carte de visite

Carte de visite ny Norman of Arthur GoldieReverse of Norman portrait of Arthur Goldie

Name:  NORRIS, Herbert Ellis. b. 1859 St Ives Cambs, d.1931 Cirencester
Address: Vine Cottage Crown Walk St Ives
Working Dates: c.  1886
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
Herbert Ellis Norris, antiquary and collector, was the founder of the Norris Library and Museum at St Ives Cambridgeshire. Herbert’s father and his grandfather were shoemakers in St Ives. In 1871 Herbert was living with his parents and brother and sister at Vine Cottage, Crown Walk, St Ives (which still exists today- see below). In 1881 the family were living in Crown Close (a different annotation for the same address) and Herbert’s father was listed as a draper and shoemaker. Herbert’s occupation was not shown in the 1881 census.   His early interests were in natural history and photography, and in 1886 he appeared in a local directory as a photographer at Vine Cottage St Ives (directory entry yet to be traced). In 1888 Herbert’s book “History of St Ives” was published. He was also a regular contributor to Fenland Notes and Queries.  By 1891 Herbert had left St Ives and moved to Cirencester, living initially in a boarding house as a single man running a jewellery and silversmithing business he had purchased. The business was obviously successful and by 1901 Herbert had two servants and a jeweller’s assistant living with him. In 1911 Herbert was still a silversmith and jeweller in Cirencester. Although he had left the area, Herbert retained a keen interest in local history in Huntingdonshire, building up an extensive collection of books, documents, prints paintings photographs and other local items. His other interests were chess, archaeology and he was a fellow of the Zoological Society of London. When Herbert died in 1931 he left his books, maps, pictures, manuscripts etc., relating to the geology, botany, topography, and antiquities of his native county of Huntingdonshire, to the Corporation of St. Ives, for the Public Library. The residue of his estate he left to the Corporation of St. Ives, for a public library and the upkeep thereof, to be known as "The Norris Library" and should this bequest not have been accepted then he left the ultimate residue to the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. The St Ives Corporation gratefully accepted the bequest and hence the Norris Library and Museum were born. A number of Herbert's photographs have survived in the Norris Museum, where you can also see a reproduction of Herbert's study. The cabinet photograph below is produced with the Museum's permission (accession No PH/S.IVE/Bridge/07). The face of the mount has the text "Herbert E Norris St Ives" and the rear has the text "Portrait and landscape photographer Herbert E Norris Vine Cottage Studio, St Ives, Hunts". One other photograph in the Norris Museum, PH/S.IVE/Bridge09, has a rubber stamp on the reverse "Herbert E Norris Cirencester", suggesting that Herbert may have continued photographic activities after leaving St Ives. (NB This is not the Herbert Norris, photographer, of 18 Queen St Newton Abbots, who appears in directories at the same time that Herbert Ellis Norris was in business as a jeweller in Cirencester).
References:
Norris Museum http://norrismuseum.org.uk/?page_id=98
David Viner,  “Herbert Norris (1859-1931)”, http://www.cirenhistory.org.uk/nl59herbertnorris.htm
A number of his photographs are published in "The Changing Face of St Ives" by Bob Burn-Murdoch and Ken Ballard, Friends of the Norris Museum

Herbert Norris Cabinet photograph of St Ives c.1886

Herbert Norris's studio was at Vine Cottage, which still stands today

Name:  The NOVELTY PHOTO CO         
Address: Flatman Street, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
Working Dates: c.1914
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: To date the only trace found of this firm is a single cabinet photograph, illustrated below, which has been posted to the Soham site of the Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network (CCAN) and is reproduced with their permission. This is believed to have been taken around 1914 and depicts Dorothy Latton at Soham Church of England School. The colour of the mount is unknown. Edgar Young is known to have been a photographer in Flatman Street, Newmarket, around 1916-22. Could he have taken over from this firm, or could he have traded initially as the Novelty Photo Co?
References: Soham CCAN - http://soham.ccan.co.uk/content/catalogue_item/dorothy-layton-at-soham-c-of-e-school-james-deans-mum. No trace has been found of the company name at Companies House.
In the Gazette there is a record in 1906 of dissolving a photographic partnership trading as The British Novelty Photo Co, but this firm, involving photographers called Pike, traded in Notting Hill and so is unlikely to be connected. (The Gazette 8 February 1907, Issue: 27993, Page: 919). In 1883 an advertisement appeared in the Royal Cornwall Gazette - Friday 07 September 1883 p1, "TO SHOPKEEPERS, OR PERSONS WISHING TO EMPLOY THEIR TIME.— The Novelty Photo Company, 5, Fullbrook Road, London, N., require an AGENT in each of the principal Towns in CornwaU for their popular 3d. PHOTOS of CELEBRITIES OF THE DAY. (See Advertisement in last week's Gazette). — Agent for Penzance — Mr. JEWELL, Tobacco and Fancy Repository, 8, Chapel-street.". Then in 1906 there was an advertisement in the Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser - Thursday 26 April 1906 p5 "Young girl wanted to look after baby apply Novelty Photo Co Pier Hill Buildings". In 1914 a number of advertisments appeared e.g. "The increasing popularity of THE NOVELTY PHOTO CO. 150, Elgin Avenue W. POSTCARDS (FROM ANY PHOTO) IS DUE TO QUALITY ONLY. Better Value. Less Money. 6/- A HUNDRED. 3/6 for 50. 48 hours' dispatch. Terms: Cash with order. Owing the great demand and the phenomenal increase of business, the N.P.Co. have decided open their Up-to-Date Studio on Monday, July 27." The Era - Wednesday 22 July 1914 p23. Another example is from The Stage Thursday 13 August 1914. p36 "THE NOVELTY PHOTO CO beg to inform their customers that the Studios are now open. POSTCARDS from any Photo, or TAKEN IN OUR STUDIOS , 6/- a hundred 3/6 for 50. 150, ELGIN AVENUE, MAIDA VALE. CASH WITH ORDER". Later advertisements that year informed the public that the company also had a West End Office at 26 Charing Cross Rd (The Stage 5 Nov 1914 p32). The Newmarket firm may, or may not have been connected with this London firm.
Edgar Young's entry on this site: http://www.fadingimages.uk/photoX.asp

Novelty Photo Co photograph

Name:  NUNN, E            b:       d:
Address: E.Nunn Boot and Outfitting Stores, Sutton, Cambs
Working Dates: 1920s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Not known if Nunn was simply a local shopkeeper and postcard publisher or also a photographer. An example card is shown below.
References:

E Nunn postcard

Text on reverse of Nunn postcard

Name:  NYE, Bruce A b:       d:
Address: 2 Russel Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1957
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See entry for BRUCE
References: Kellys Directory of Cambridge 1957

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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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