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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  OGLESBY, Samuel  b:1823 Marylebone  d:1879
Address: 22 Priestgate Peterborough
Working Dates: in Peterborough c.1854

Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Potentially Samuel Oglesby is one of the most interesting characters to feature on this site. At the age of 10 in 1833 Samuel and his older brother Richard were arrested in Paddington by the newly formed Metropolitan Police for housebreaking and, despite his age, Samuel spent two years in prison before being deported to Australia. There, around 1844, he learned the art of photography and advertised his services as a photographer in Australia in 1849 and 1851. Early in the 1850s, having served the appropriate period, he was allowed to return to the UK. In the days when Daguerreotypes were novelty, high value items he traveled widely. He first appears in the English press in Peterborough in June 1854. Then at Kings Lynn, where the Norfolk News of 29 July 1854 reported: "Daguerreotype. We have the pleasure of witnessing in this town the productions of a Mr Oglesby, after Daguerre's process of portraits, views, still life, &c, and must admit that we never yet fell in with any specimens excelling them." and concluded "Mr Oglesby has, we understand, been long practicing his art in Australia with much success."

On 12 August 1854 Oglesby advertised his presence in St Stephens Road Norwich in the Norfolk News.

Oglesby advertisement

He operated his Norwich studio for two years. At one point in October 1854 it seemed that Samuel had a partner as an advertisement thanked the public for supporting Messrs "Oglesby and Hart". The Bury and Norwich Post of 20th August 1856 has an advertisement "Mr Oglesby's Portrait Rooms No 60 Churchgate Street, Bury. Price of portraits furnished in the best style one guinea and upwards according to size. Business hours ten till four." In the same newspaper on 6th August 1856 Oglesby's advertisement made special mention of "photographic portraits on paper" suggesting he was no longer producing Daruerreotypes. In an advertisement in the Bury and Norwich Post on 22nd October 1856 he claimed to have been practicing photography for 12 years "in London, Australia and many of the principal towns in England". Samuel closed his studio in Bury early in 1857. On 18th September 1857 the Lincolnshire Chronicle reported Oglesby's success in Boston and that he had now fixed his portrait rooms in Mr Burton's Paddock Lincoln - a statement suggesting that he might have set up some sort of carriage as a studio on wheels or a tented establishment. On 23rd April 1858 an advertisement in the Stamford Mercury thanked the public of Lincoln for their support in the name of "Oglesby and Hoggard", suggesting another partner. The same newspaper reported on 9th July 1858 that Oglesby and Hoggards portrait rooms would be in Louth near to the railway station. In the Stamford Mercury - Friday 31st December 1858 was a notice stating that the partnership between Oglesby and Hoggard was dissolved that day. By February 1858 Samuel had moved on from Lincolnshire.

The Newcastle Journal on 21st May 1859 announced that Oglesby's photographic portrait rooms had arrived at Borough Road Bishopwearmouth Sunderland. In July 1859 Samuel was in Sunderland. The Newcastle Journal of 2nd July 1859 records a visit to his studio in Borough Road Sunderland stating that a visit there "will give much satisfaction to the admirers of the beautiful and interesting art of photography. No artist has yet appeared in that district who can in any respect be compared to Mr Oglesby for the life-like and characteristic features which distinguish all his portraits and for the chaste and elegant manner in which they are finished". By 1861 he was at the photographic Rooms, Yarm Road Stockton upon Tees, living with his half sister, Ellen Hitchen b:1834 Paddington. After Stockton on Tees, Oglesby was at Preston where he styled himself as "Photographer to the Queen". The Preston Chronicle of 1882 records that 20 years previously Samuel had taken photographs of all members of the Guild in Preston, and these photographs were displayed in the local museum. From Preston, around 1868, Oglesby moved to Llandudno, where he operated until his death in 1879. See below for an example carte de visite of a gentleman holding a book from Oglesby's time at Preston when he styled himself as "Photographer to the Queen". (author's collection) . Below re two other cartes from his Llandudno Studio with both the British and French Royal coats of arms on the reverse, one printed in green, one in red.

References: Heathcote, Bernard and Pauline A Faithful Likeness - the first photographic studios in the British Isles 1841-1855, Heathcote, 2002.
Peterborough Advertiser June 1854 p4c
This Lytham site has a whole page devoted to Samuel Oglesby and his career. www.amounderness.co.uk/
Norfolk News 12th August 1854, and 21st October 1854, Bury and Norwich Post of 20th August 1856, Lincolnshire Chronicle18th September 1857, Stamford Mercury 23rd April 1858, 9th July 1858, Newcastle Journal 21st May 1859, 2nd July 1859, Preston Chronicle 22nd July 1882

Oglesby carte de visiteReverse of Oglesby carte de visite from Preston

Ogilsby carte de visite from his Llandudno StudioReverse of Oglesby carte de visite from Llandudno studio

Carte de visite, S Oglesby LlandudnoReverse of S Oglesby Llandudno carte de visite

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Name:   OLDROYD, Kenneth I  AIIP, ARPS    b:       d:
Address: 1964 at Springfield, Hillburn Road, Wisbech. 1971 at Limehurst, New Road, Sutton Bridge
Working Dates: c.1964 - 1974
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Telephone Directory 1964.  Peterborough Yellow Pages 1971, 1974

Name:    OVERPRINT PHOTOGRAPHIC LTD b:       d:
Address: 72 Folksworth Road, Norman Cross
Working Dates: c.1995
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1995

Name:  OVERTON, William George   b: 1843 Reepham Norfolk  d:
Address: Ivanhoe House, Soham, Cambridgeshire
Working Dates: c.1891-2
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: William is listed as a photographer in the 1891 census, living in the High Street, Soham, with his wife Susan b:1846 Reepham, and niece Nellie Coe, b:1876 Ipswich, a book binder. No obvious trace has been found of Overton in the 1881, 1901 or 1911 census returns. Below is a cabinet photograph by Overton of a group of infants at the British School, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, about six miles south of Soham. The mount is cream, no text on the face, a simple scroll design on the reverse, on the narrow edge, with the text "Overton, Photographer, Soham". There is a date, just visible, on the chalk board held by a child at the front of the group. The best interpretation of the date is 1907, suggesting William operated somewhat longer than his single directory entry suggests, but the clothing in the photograph is more like the 1890s than early 1900s.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1892

Cabinet photograph of infant group from Burwell British School 1907

Cabinet photograph of infant group from Burwell British School 1907 by Overton

Overton's detail on the reverse of the mount of the Burwell School group cabinet photograph above

Overton's detail on the reverse of the mount of the Burwell School group cabinet photograph above.

Name:  OWEN, Edward         b:       d:
Address: Bridge Street, Kings Cliffe, Wansford
Working Dates: c.1877
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: A single entry in the Kellys Directory of Northamptonshire 1877

Name:  OWENS, Peter   b:       d:
Address: 2 Kingston Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: late 1960s - 1975
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Specialist in wedding photography. See below a 6.5 x 4.75 inch black and white print of a pair of bridesmaids, with a coloured Peter Owens backstamp, early 1970s (author's collection). Cambridge photographer Frank Bird recollects that he often met Peter Owens at the Cambridge Registry Office where Peter offered his photographic services to marrying couples.
References:Kelly’s Cambridge Directory 1970, 1974, 1975

Bridesmaids by Peter Owens

Backstamp for Peter Owens

Name:  OXFORD STUDIOS PETERBOROUGH
Address: Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1928
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below 8in x 6in wedding photograph from the late 1920s on two tone brown card mount. The mount is damaged, but detail of the studio name from the bottom RH corner is shown in the second image below.
References: No trace yet found in trade directories for this photographer.

Wedding photograph, Oxford Studios late 1920s

Detail of mount, Oxford Studios Peterborough

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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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