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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - Tf - Ti

Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  THOMPSON, R     b:       d:
Address: Peterborough Ontario
Working Dates: 1860s-70s?
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below a very early carte de visite from the Simon Shirley Collection, c.1860-65 of Emma Wood, plain white mount, square corners, with simple printing on rear only "R Thompson Peterborough negative preserved"
References: No trace of this photographer has yet been found in local trade directories. Research has shown that Robert Thompson was a Peterborough Ontario photographer of the 1870s.

Early carte de visite, of Emma Wood, by R ThompsonReverse of R Thompson carte de visite

Name:  THOMPSON and SUN         
Address: George Street Peterborough Ontario
Working Dates: 1870s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below another early carte de visite from the Simon Shirley Collection, 1870s of an unknown lady. Plain white mount, rounded corners, with printing on rear only "Thompson & Sun Photographer, George Street Peterborough, negatives preserved, No..." Research has shown that the firm of R Thompson and Sun operated in Peterborough Ontario, Canada from around 1861 - 1900
References: Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley Vol 15 No 3 November 2010 mentions there being around 60 photographers who had operated in Peterborough over the years.

Carte de visite Thompson and SunReverse of carte de visite Thompson and Sun

Name:  TIBBITTS, John Petchey (or Petcher)  b: 1858 Ely Cambs  d:1929
Address: Ely
Working Dates:
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below, real photograph sepia postcard, not postally used, of West Front of Ely Cathedral, on reverse is the name of the publisher John P. Tibbitts, Ely. The son of an Ely farmer, In 1891 John was living at Churchill Street Leicester, a "gas fitter and bellhanger". In 1901 he was living at Downham Lane Ely and was a "printer and stationer" in a partnership. In the 1911 Census he was living at Cambridge Road Ely, a "compositor, printer and stationer". Not known at this stage if Tibbitts was the photographer or simply the publisher of local postcards.
References: No reference yet found of a photographer with this name in local directories.

Postcard by JP TibbittsReverse of Tibbitts' postcard


Name:  TIM(P)SON, Thomas  b: 1864 Stalybridge Lancs      d:
Address: Church Street Fordham. Soham, Market Place, Soham in 1904
Working Dates: 1896-1908
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1901 Thomas was living at Church Street Fordham. The census states that he was a watch maker and photographer working at home on his own account. No trace has been found in the 1911 census of Thomas, his wife Sarah Maria b:1865 Colchester or children Ivy b:1894 Freckenham Suffolk and Elsie b:1896 Rothwell Yorks .
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1896 - 1908,

Name:  TITTERTON, John Allan Porthouse b:1834 St Pancras Middlesex d: 1914
Address: St Mary’s St Ely (1858-1892), Lynn Road Ely (1896-
Working Dates: 1858-1900
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Son of John Titterton (b:1788 Wolverhampton Staffs, Chelsea Pensioner, veteran of Waterloo, Metropolitan Police Inspector, Chief Constable of Cambridge Borough Police and Governor of Peterborough Gaol d:1857). An artist, astronomer and photographer. The 1851 census picks him up in the gaol at Peterborough where he was living as the son of the governor and working as a printer. Heathcote notes that Titterton arrived at Spalding, Lincs in 1855 and was still active in the town the following year, but by 1858 he had settled in Ely. The Lincolnshire Chronicle reported on 7th December 1855 "Collodion Process - Mr Titterton, photographic artist has been gleaning "golden opinions" from the inhabitants of Spalding - his portraits are life-like and coloured after (and very little after) nature." In the trade directories he was listed as "Photographic Artist and tobacconist" in 1864 and photographer and tobacconist 1865-75. In the 1871 census John was listed as a photographer in St Marys Street Ely Cambs where he was living with his wife Hannah b:1833 Cambridge. On 17 June 1878 John, then a widow, married Elizabeth Jane Titterton, (yes - the same surname - so possibly a distant relative?) at Acton. Elizabeth was the daughter of Frederick Bradney Titterton b:1830 London, a music seller's assistant. In 1881 John described himself as a photographic artist and was still in St Mary's Street with his second, much younger wife, Elizabeth Jane b:1856 Middlesex and 10 month old son John Frederick. Elizabeth was shown as a photographer as well as John. In 1891 he was at the same location, His wife Elizabeth Jane being shown as b:1858 Brixton Surrey and the family had the addition of a daughter Elizabeth Clara b:1882 Ely Cambs. John's wife Elizabeth was shown as a photographer in 1891. John's name was shown as John A.P.Titterton (wrongly indexed as Tetterton). He was listed as a photographer. In 1901 John was described in the census as "artist and journalist". In 1911 John had moved to 1 Lynfield Terrace Ely and was described as a journalist - the family had two boarders, presumably to supplement their income.

The first carte de visite below (author's collection) is a vignette of an unknown young girl posing with strewn flowers. The cream square cornered mount has a green border line round the face side and the recerse is back-stamped in blue ink in a garter design "John Titterton photographer, Ely Cambs". It is difficult to date this from the girls clothes, but the simple backstamp pre-dates the cartes below this and so it is probably from the 1860s. The next two cartes de visite below (author’s collection) are probably also from the 1860s (from the clothing and mutton chops) mounted on white card with square corners. The reverse sides have a scroll design printed in red saying “John Titterton photographer Ely”.
References: Lincolnshire Chronicle 19/10/1855 - John Titterton a photographer at Spalding.
Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Obituary Ely Stndard 24/7/14 P5
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1858 - 1900
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News, 8/11/1990
Heathcote, Bernard and Pauline, A Faithful Likeness. The First Photographic Portrait Studios in the British Isles 1841-1855, Heathcote 2002. Lincs Boston and Spalding Free Press 31 July 1855 p1d.
This link will take you to a list of prints from negatives by John Titterton of Ely held in the Cambridgeshire Collection. The negatives were kindly lent for this purpose in 1976 by Louis F. Leopold, 134 Wisbech Road, March

Early carte de visite by John TittertonReverse with Titterton backstamp

Early carte de visite, John TittertonReverse of Titterton carte de visite

John Titterton carte de visiteReverse of Titterton carte de visite


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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