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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - V

Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  (The) VICTORIA STUDIO   
Address: Field Road Wisbech
Working Dates: c. 1890
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In all probability this is the studio of one of the Wisbech photographers listed on this site. For the moment it is not known which photographer operated this studio - census returns for 1881,1891,1901 and 1911 do not show any photographers resident in Field Rd. This entry has arisen from the discovery of the cabinet photographs shown below. The first photograph is in poor condition on a black card mount, printed in silver, the printing having faded to the point of illegibility. On the face of the mount is written "Victoria Studio Field Road, Wisbech". The photo depicts what appears to be a teenaged girl dressed in a double breasted trouser suit, cap, patent shoes, and holding a long stemmed pipe. Overall the impression is that this is a studio portrait of a young actress. The reverse of the mount, printed in faded silver on black has some sort of logo top right - on which is written " And don't you forget it". The text continues, "The Victoria Studio, Field Road, Wisbech, near the GER station. Artistic Photography by the instantaneous fast, modern and permanent processes. Photographs taken by appointment, wedding and garden parties, family groups &c. Terms on application. Amateur's negatives developed, printed &c. Lantern slides made from negatives, prints or drawings. Enlarging in bromide, carbon and platinotype. Finishing in black and white or colours. Tinting a speciality. Distance no object", followed by another un-readable line of print.The second cabinet photograph of three unknown children is set up as some sort of woodland scene. The boy in the foreground is in a sailor suit. The setting and clothing and the simpler black card mount - reverse blank, suggest this is the older of the two examples.
References: None at this point.

Victoria Studio cabinet photographReverse of Victoria Studio cabinet photo

Victoria Studio Cabinet photo of three unknown children

Name:  VILLIERS George  b: 1826 Edinburgh d:
Address: Itinerant Daguerreotypist
Working Dates: c. 1852 -
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1851 George was living in Norwich where he was a scene painter. His wife Adelaide was an actress and they had 2 young sons George and Alexander. Bernard and Pauline Heathcote list the places he visited as: Norwich 1852-3, Cromer, Holbeach, Leeds, Leicester, Worcester, Newport, Tenby, Torquay, Cardiff and Bristol. The Cambridge Chronicle of 14/5/1853 reports: "Photography - We observe that Mr Villiers late of Norwich and Edinburgh has been very successful in his Daguerreotype miniature portraits taken from a portable and very convenient gallery erected on the Market Hill. The faithfullness on the likenesses is very much admired and Mr Villiers appears to be well patronised."
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Cambridge Chronicle 14/5/1853
Bernard and Pauline Heathcote "A Faithful Likeness" 2002 p119
www.newportpast.com gives a comprehensive account of George Villiers' career with examples of work from his Newport Studio.

Name:   VINCENT STUDIOS
Address: 76 St Vincents Close, Girton
Working Dates: c.2000
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 2000

Name:  VISETELLI, F (or VIZETELLY)
Address: 24 St Andrews Street Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1885
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Photographer employed by Scott and Wilkinson. Registered a photograph at Stationers' Hall - Photograph of Mr Rowell, the pedestrian, and friend in American buggy, with trotter. Copyright owner of work: Scott & Wilkinson, 24 St Andrews Street, Cambridge. Copyright author of work: F Visetelli, 24 St Andrews Street, Cambridge. Form Completed 24 October 1885. Such an unusual name ought to make this photographer relatively easy to place. Not so. The closest possibility found so far is James VIZETELLY (mis transcribed from the 1891 census as VIZELSLEY) b: 1858 London, a photographer at 119 Ospringe Road, Faversham Kent in the 1891 census, who married in Cambridge in 1885 Hannah Hall a trainee teacher who was born in 1866 in Cambridge
References: TNA COPY 1/374/137

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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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