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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  SHARP,                 b:       d:
Address: Library, Soham, Cambs
Working Dates: 1930s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below a postcard, postally used 1931 of The Church, Soham. The reverse has the publisher's details "Sharp, Library, Soham". Not known at this stage if this was the photographer or just the publisher.
References: No trace yet found in directories

Postcard, Soham Church, c.1930
Reverse of Soham Church postcard, by Sharp, Library, Soham

Name:  SHARPE C.R. , SHARPE PHOTOGRAPHY in 1990  b:       d:
Address: 12 Syers Lane, Whittlesey
Working Dates: c.1986 - 1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986, 1990

Name:  SHAW, Clements Athol b:1866 India  d:1914
Address: 2 St Mary’s Passage Cambridge
Working Dates: Cambridge 1898-1900
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1891 Clements was listed as an art student living with his wife Clara and 4 month old daughter Georgina at 10 Elgin Avenue Paddington. Clements was listed in the 1901 census at Oxford Street, Malmesbury, as an artist. He was living with his wife, Clara J b:1869 India, son Eustace D F J Shaw b:1896 India, daughters Georgina S F G Shaw b:1891 Paddington, London, Joyce H F J Shaw b:1897 India and Susan H F J Shaw b:1900 Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England. The dates of birth of the children indicate when Clements was in India, London and Cambridgeshire. In 1911 Clements and his wife and son Eustace were at 20 Chadwell Street London EC and Clements was listed as an artist. See below an advertisement for the firm which regularly appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press from 23rd Sept 1898 to 10th March 1899. In the Cambridge Independent Press 24th March 1899 - 4th August 1899 he advertised revised prices: cartes de visite vignettes 5/- per dozen, 3/4 length 4/6d per dozen and cabinet vignettes 10/- per dozen, 3/4 length 9/- per dozen. On 11th August cabinets went up to 11/- per dozen. His last advertisement appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press on 15th September 1899. This is the studio formerly used by Edward William Nichols and Hills & Co.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992.
Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1898
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London July 1900
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News, 4/11/1992

Advertisement for Clement Shaw, 1899

Name:   SHAW, Sidney  b:       d:
Address: Ramsey Heights
Working Dates: 1964 - 1986
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Telephone Directory 1964.  Eastern Counties of England Trade Directory 1966/1967. D.A.Yales Directory of Huntingdon and Peterborough 1967/1968. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1971, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1986

Name:  SHELDON, George           b:       d:
Address: 7 Melbourn Place, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1865
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: No trace found to date of this photographer other than a single directory entry in 1865.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
PO Directory of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London Sept 1865
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News, 4/11/1992

Name:  SHELTON and TIBBITTS and Shelton Tibbitts & Co
Address: High Street Ely
Working Dates: 1893 - 1905
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Advertising agents, printers and publishers, based in Ely. One of their publications from 1900 was "Gems of Ely Cathedral" - a collection of permanent photographs with descriptive sketches, 1900. They also published the Ely Red Book in 1894. They also produced local postcards. They produced at least some of these from their own photographs. A report in the Cambridge Independent Press of 8th April 1904 of the unveiling of the Soldiers' Memorial in Ely Cathedral includes a photograph of the Memorial attributed to Shelton and Tibbitts, and the newspaper also records that Shelton and Tibbitts had postcards depicting the memorial on sale after the ceremony. Possibly a partnership between Edward Dolby Shelton b:1856 Peterborough and John P Tibbetts b: 1858 Ely, both living in Ely in 1901. Eleven of their letters to Oscar Browning 1902-5 are held in Kings College Library Ref OB/1/1473/C.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992

Name:  SHEPHERD, Alfred  William   b:    d:
Address: Sand Street Soham
Working Dates: 1916 - 1929
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: No information known at the present time beyond the directory entries shown. The Soham site of the Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network (CCAN) lists a photograph of the Soham Salvation Army Band which they date as being between 1885 and 1905 which had "Shepherd Soham" on the face. The proportions suggest this is a real photograph post card, which would put it at the latter end of this date range or even more recent. (http://soham.ccan.co.uk/?s=51040420137)
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1916-1929

Name:  SHEPHERD Alfred J          b:       d:
Address: Mill Croft, Soham
Working Dates: 1921 - 1950s? Directory entries only for 1933- 1937
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: No information known at the present time beyond the directory entries shown. The Soham site of the Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network (CCAN) lists a postcard by AJ Shepherd dated 1921 of the unveiling of the Soham War Memorial in 1921 http://soham.ccan.co.uk/?s=51060420094. The site has another of the cast of Soham Charity Show, which they date from 1950 to 1960 http://soham.ccan.co.uk/?s=51060420079. Does this mean that AJ Shepherd operated long before and after his directory entries, or where there two Soham photographers with the same name operating at different times?
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1933 lists Rec Photo Co (A.J.Shepherd) Soham
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1937

Name:  SHERBORN, Henry Robert  b:1847 Bath Walcot P Somerset  d:1899
Address: The Mount, Exning Road Newmarket, Wellington Street, High Street and Church Lane Newmarket
Working Dates: 1871-1937
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1871 Henry was lodging at The Mount, Exning Road, Newmarket and his occupation was shown as "general photographer". In 1881 Henry was living at Harwood Cottage Newmarket, listed as a Photographer & Picture Framer. With him were his wife, Mary Ann Sherborn b:1852 St Neots, Huntingdon, daughter Alice M.Sherborn b: 1873 Newmarket Suffolk, son Thomas Henry Sherborn b:1875 Newmarket Suffolk, daughter Minnie Sherborn b:1879 Newmarket Suffolk and Mother-in-Law Julia Bingham, Widow b:1834 St Peters P Bedfordshire, formerly a bonnet sewer. In 1891 Henry was in the High Street Newmarket, a photographer, with other members of his family assisting in the business. His daughter Alice was a school mistress and photographic colourist. His son, Thomas, was a photographer's assistant. Henry died in 1899 but his family continued the business. In 1901 Henry's Widow, Mary, was listed as the head of the family and a photographer. Also assisting in the business were Alice - photographic assistant and Thomas "Manager to photographer". In 1911 Mary was still running the photographic business in the High Street described as "photographer and photographic dealer". Thomas Henry Sherborn had married and was living in All Saints Terrace described as a "photographic manager".

Cartes de visite and cabinet photographs survive. See below from the author’s collection a carte de visite portrait of a standing teenaged boy in a suit. The mount has rounded corners and is cream. On the face is written "H.R.Sherborn, Newmarket" and on the rear is text only, stating "Photographer "The Mount" H.R.Sherborn Exning Road Newmarket.". This is from Sherborn's earliest address and so is from the early 1870s. Next is a Cabinet photograph of an unknown couple, the lower quarter inch of the mount having been trimmed to fit a frame or album. This has the Wellington Street address and textual design on the reverse using a bamboo style font again appears to be from the 1870s. Next is a carte de visite of a very young child posed on a well upholstered chair. This is on a cream mount with square corners. On the face of the mount is "H.R.Sherborn, Newmarket". The reverse is a bamboo and roses design by Marion, Paris with the text "H.R.Sherborn photographer Wellington Street Newmarket. Negatives always kept enlargements can be made from this photograph to life size.". The publisher's mark states "Copyright Marion Imp. Paris._ Déposé" and the carte design is from around 1872-4. Next is a carte de visite of a seated unknown man with green printed mount containing the Prince of Wales feathers. The mount is by Marion. Below this are two cabinet photograph portraits of two women, one on a sepia mount the other grey. The front of the one with the Prince of Wales feathers on the face is presumably the later of the two. The one on the sepia mount is printed in green, that in grey is printed in brown. On the face they have “H R Sherborn NEWMARKET”, and on the reverse “HR Sherborn photographer High Street, Newmarket, negatives kept extra copies or enlargements can be ordered at any time” The mounts are by Marion and the detailed scan shows their date coding. Below this is a postcard backed portrait of two unknown children, with impressed mark with the words "HR Sherborn photo Newmarket" The text on the impressed mark is tiny - with about 1mm high letters. The composition of the portrait with rustic props is suggestive of an earlier date, but this card is probably from pre WW1.

Below the examples of work are a series of shots reproduced with the permission of their owner, Peter Norman. These show his shop window, the shop in the high Street in 1895, the interior of his studio in the High Street, and the exterior of the rear of the premises in 1915.
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References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1875 -1937
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1912 -1933 shows address as High Street Newmarket.
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1912 lists as photographer and picture frame maker.
Cambridgeshire Collection’s Carte de Visite Collection c.65.5 has one carte de visite and one cabinet photograph from HR Sherborn.

HR Sherborn carte de visite 1870s Reverse of 1870s carte de visite by HR Sherborn

Sherborn Cabinet photo of a coupleReverse of Sherborn cabinet photograph

Carte de visite of a baby by HR SherbornReverse of HR Sherborn carte de visite

Carte de visite, HR SherbornReverse of HR Sherborn carte de visite

2 Cabinet Photographs by HR Sherborn

Reverse of two cabinet photographs by HR Sherborn

Card printer's marks - Marion

Postcard backed portrait of two children by Sherbourn Impressed mark from postcard by Sherborn

The interior of the High Street Studio c. 1900 (Peter Norman collection)
The interior of the High Street Studio c. 1900 (Peter Norman collection)

Exterior of the High Street studio building in 1915 (Peter Norman collection)
Exterior of the High Street studio building in 1915 (Peter Norman collection)

HR Sherborn's shop front, High Street Newmarket c.1910 (Peter Norman collection)
HR Sherborn's shop front, High Street Newmarket c.1910 (Peter Norman collection)

High Street Newmarket 1895, Sherborn's shop is the first on the left. (Peter Norman collection)
High Street Newmarket 1895, Sherborn's shop is the first on the left. (Peter Norman collection)

Name:    SILVER STUDIOS PHOTOGRAPHY
Address: 6 Sears Close, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire in 1990, 2 St Clements Passage, High Street, Huntingdon in 1995, 68 Sapley Rd Hartford, Huntingdon in 1999
Working Dates: c.1990 - 1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: weddings, portraits etc
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990, Peterborough Yellow Pages in 1990, 1995, 1999

Name:   SIMMONS, William Henry b: 1861 Plymouth d:
Address: 111 Cromwell Road, Peterborough
Working Dates: in Cambridgeshire c. 1911 - 1914
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The 1911 census lists William Henry Simmons, b: 1861 Plymouth, a photographer working on his own account from home living at 111 Cromwell Road Peterborough, Living with him was his wife Elizabeth Simmons b: 1874 Northampton. William Henry Simmons was recorded as a photographer in an 1890 Directory at Notte Street Plymouth. Also in November 1890 William Henry Simmons, 52, Notte Street, Plymouth submitted to Stationers' Hall for copyright purposes a photograph of officers of HMS 'Serpent' (TNA COPY 1/402/311) According to a Plymouth Trade Directory in 1885 52 Notte Street was occupied by another photographer, T.S.Roberts. Local Kelly's Directories for Peterborough record Stanley and Co, photographers at 111 Cromwell Road from 1910 to 1914. See the entry on this site for Stanley & Co. It is not currently known how WH Simmons ties in with Stanley and Co or with Stanley Crippin.
References: England Census 1911

Name:   SIMON PHOTOGRAPHIC LTD
Address: 20 High Street, St Neots
Working Dates: 1977 - 1980
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1977, 1980

Name:  SIMPSON BROS (Charles Simpson b: 1851 d: 1880 and John George Simpson b:1854 d:1933
Address: Benson Street (off Huntingdon Road) Cambridge, Priory Street (off Huntingdon Road) Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1876? - c.1883
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: (Mike Petty states that the Simpson Brothers were nephews of Cambridge Photographer Albert Nichols). In 1871 John George Simpson was an apprentice photographer to George Albert Nichols (b:1840 Cambridge) in Croydon Surrey. His brother, Charles Simpson, was a french polisher in 1871. It seems likely that the firm, Simpson Brothers was formed some time before they first appeared in a local trade directory in 1878. In July 1879 the Cambridge Independent Press reported on a First Cambs Rifle Volunteers camp at Lowestoft where they mentioned photographs being taken by the Simpson Brothers of Huntingdon Road Cambridge. Charles died in November 1880 after he had joined his brother in the photographic business of Simpson Bros.

After Charles' death in 1880, John continued the photographic business, but from the Directories by 1884 was trading in his sole name - see entry below. In the 1881 Census John was shown as a photographer living in Benson Street off Huntingdon Road with his father and family. On the census night there was another photographer visiting the family, William Shrubsole b:1847 Kent. In 1891 John was at 4 Priory Street listed as a photographer, neither employed or an employer, living with his wife Martha b:1859 Cambridge, daughter Martha b:1880 Cambridge, daughter Margaret b:1881 Cambridge and son Albert b:1887 Cambridge. The census return notes that at No 15 Priory Street was an unoccupied photographers shop, presumably John's. In 1901 John was a photographer on his own account working from home at 15 Priory Street Cambridge. John was living with his second wife Annie b:1861 Chesterton Cambs, son Albert b:1887 Chesterton , daughters Vera b:1894 Chesterton and Florence b:1896 Chesterton. Also living with them was John's niece, Margaret Simpson b:1882.

The Simpson Brothers obtained a lucrative brewery contract photographing over 100 public houses for Hawkes and Co, brewers of Bishops Stortford. See below for a carte de visite (author's collection) by Simpson Brothers, mounted on cream card with square corners. Vignette portrait of lady with floral has, on face "Simpson Bros Cambridge" and on rear in a scroll and garter design "Simpson Bros Photographers and frame makers Huntingdon Road Cambridge. The negatives being preserved copies may always be had" The age of this carte seems earlier than the firm's appearance in Spaldings Directory of 1878.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992 
Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1878
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News 13/8/1991
See Cambridgeshire Collection D10.0203
Cambridge Independent Press 19th July 1879

Carte de visite by Simpson BrosReverse of carte de visite by Simpson Bros

Name:  SIMPSON, John George  b:1854 Cambridge d: 1933
Address: 15 Priory Street Chesterton
Working Dates: 1884 -1933
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Continuation of the firm of Simpson Bros - see above
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Reeve, F.A. Victorian and Edwardian Cambridge from Old Photographs, Batsford 1971, 1900 photograph of Abbey Walk, Cambridge P154,
4 Priory Street Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1884
15 Priory Street, Chesterton, Cambridge Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1896
13 Priory Street Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1891-1911
15 Priory Street Chesterton Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London Sept 1896 - 1933
Cambridge Chronicle 31.5.1933 p2 and p11 obituary

Name:  SINDALL, Monica   b:       d:
Address: 62 Broad Street, Ely
Working Dates:  1980 - 1998
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Yellow Pages 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998

Name: Mr SISSON
Address: Traveling photographer, at Butt Green Cambridge (that part of Midsummer Common alongside Maids Causeway or Jesus Lane) in 1856
Working Dates: c.1856
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Sisson, described as a photographic artist, was mentioned in a report of a court case in December 1865, where another photographer, George Murry took court action to recover 5s and 6d owed to him for photographs supplied - the defendant alleged "some ill-feeling existing at that time between the defendant (and) Mr. Sisson, a photographic artist, then staying upon Butt Green;"
References: See MURRAY George, Cambridge Independent Press 6th December 1856

Name:    S.J.E. Studios
Address: 36 Great Whyte, Ramsey
Working Dates: c. 1971 - 1974
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Weddings, commercial, advertising. This address used later by Ramsey Photo Services in 1984
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages  1971, 1974

Name:  SKEELS, Ernest Edwin   b:18 Aug 1877 Chatteris  d:1958
Address: 15 East Park Street Chatteris and Sutton, by 1939 at 60 London Road, Chatteris.
Working Dates: 1901 - 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Ernest was the son of Edwin Skeels, a painter and decorator in Chatteris Cambs. He is listed in the 1901 census as a photographer working from home on his own account at his parents house in East Park Street Chatteris. In 1911 Ernest, listed as a photographer and employer, was living at Oakwood House, Wenny Road, Chatteris with his widowed mother Elizabeth Skeels b: 1849 Little Stukely Cambs, and his step-sister, Ella Skeels b:1865 Chatteris. In 1939 Ernest was listed as a Master Photographer at 60 London Road Chatteris. His daughter Elizabeth b:1888, was a photographer's shop assistant. At the same address were Mary Rhodes b: 23/6/1865, widow, and Annie Fisher b:24/11/1920, single. See below a cabinet photograph by Ernest Skeels of an unknown house with small girl standing outside c.1910. The mount is mid brown with lighter chamfered edges and, in impressed gilt lettering, the text "Ernest E Skeels Chatteris". The reverse of the mount is blank
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1904-1937

Cabinet photograph of house by E.E.Skeels c.1910

Detail of mount of above cabinet photograph

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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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