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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  WHARTON & Co  (Samuel John Wharton b:1874 Haverstock Hill London  d:1944)
Address: Peterborough (237 Oundle Rd Woodston Peterborough)
Working Dates: c. 1907
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below for some of the very distinctive products from this photographer. First is a carte de visite, from the collection of Simon Shirley, copying a newspaper entry from the Births column of The Times for 7th June 1907, recording the birth of a son on 4th June 1907 to Mrs Falcon-Steward, wife of W Falcon-Steward at Ramalho, Oatlands Park, Weybridge. The carte has square corners, a dark blue border, the name "Wharton and Co Peterborough" appears on the face, the reverse is blank. The person whose birth was announced was Hugh William Falcon-Steward RN. Below this are two similar cartes with silver edging with the text from wedding announcements in the Times Newspaper in 1910.
In the 1911 census there is a Samuel John Wharton b:1874 Haverstock Hill, London, a photographer working from home on his own account at 237 Oundle Road, Woodston, Peterborough. Living with him were his wife Mary Ann b:1878 Peterborough and daughter Lydia May b:1904 Peterborough. In 1901 Samuel was a photographer working from home on his own account at his parents home at No 5 Willesden Lane Willesden Middlesex. In the 1891 census the family was living at 2 Elm Villas Willesden and Samuel's older brother Herbert C Wharton b:1869 Pimlico was a photographer and Samuel was an apprentice photographer. Herbert went on to operate as a photographer in Kilburn London, and was not in Peterborough with Samuel in 1911.
No newspaper advertisements have been found for Wharton & Co offering a service with images of the Times announcements, but presumably advertising would have been needed to market this service. Samuel was not alone in offering cartes de visite with Times newspaper notices. Herbert C Wharton also produced these and two of his cartes are shown below. The idea was not new or peculiar to the Wharton family. Below are two earlier examples of the genre, one without photographer's details, with black border with deaths listed on 10 April 1876 and the other, with a gilt edged mount and births from Saturday March 17 1877, by Edgar Gael, whose address is shown as the Post Office, Bromley, Kent. Another Bromley firm producing Times notices cartes was the Centaur Photo Co. [Example here] and another was Marc Hughes of Hammersmith. Newspaper announcements of births and marriages usually included the address of one or more of the parties and Robin and Carol Wichard in their book "Victorian Cartes de Visite" p53 suggest that these firms would have photographed the announcements speculatively and mailed the cartes with the offer of a purchase or return. A different marketing method would have been needed for death notices. Perhaps one or more of these photographers operated under some sort of licence from the Times and got customers from those enquiring of the paper where they might get a carte version of their notice.
References: No trace has been found of Wharton and Co in local trade directories.

Carte de visite Wharton & Co

Two cartes de visite of marriages, by Wharton and Co

Pair of cartes de visite with Times notices by Herbert C Wharton, Bromley, 1901 and 1903

Older cartes de visite with Times notices from the 1870s

Name:  WHETTON, Edward   b: 1848 Oxford      d:
Address: Jesus Grove Cambridge 1878, 11 Willow Walk, Cambridge 1881, 5 Downing Street Cambridge 1883 and 1888
Working Dates: 1878-1891
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The image below (Cambridgeshire Collection c.65.5) is of the design of rear of a carte de visite, 1870s. In 1871 Edward was a photographer living at 14 Fair Street Cambridge with his wife Jane b: 1846 Cambridge. In 1881 Edward was described as a "Master Photographer" and was living with his wife Jane at 11 Willow Walk Cambridge. In 1891 Edward, still a photographer, was lodging at Green End, Fen Ditton, with a family named Newman - which included Emily Newman, later to become the next Mrs Whetton. By 1901 Edward had left the area and had re-married. He was still a photographer but living at 4 Great Brook Street, Aston, Warwickshire, with his wife Emily b: 1866, Fen Ditton Cambs. (Census wrongly transcribed as Whelton). Living with them as boarders were William C Newman b:1880 Fen Ditton Cambs (Emily's brother) and Phoebe Newman b:1880 Birmingham.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1878, 1881, 1887
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London April 1883 and 1888
Cambridgeshire Collection’s Carte de Visite Collection c.65.5 has a carte de visite by Whetton.

Reverse of carte de visite, E Whetton

Name:  WHIFFEN, T  b: d:
Address: Cambridge
Working Dates: 1900-1920?
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The outdoor family portrait below is sized 10cm x 7cm mounted on a buff mount 17.8 x 13.2 cm. On the face of the mount is printed "T Whiffen, Cambridge". The reverse of the photograph has in manuscript "Grandma Hurst with relations at Grantchester." The main subject is Alice Emily Partner b:1882 Bermondsey, later becoming Alice Emily Hurst on marrying Leonard Frank Hurst in 1907. The photo is from around 1900-02. This could be Thomas Whiffen b: 1867 Cambridge, who, in 1901 was living at 229 Newmarket Road Cambridge occupation printer - machine minder and in 1911, was living as a lodger at 267 Mill Road Cambridge and whose occupation was then shown as a printer's labourer at the Pitt Press.
References: 1901 and 1911 Census England

Portrait of family group by Whiffen

Name:  WHITE, Henry b:1856 Newbury d:
Address: lodging at 12 Manor Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1881 Cambridge, later in Bradford
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Henry White was born in Newbury in 1856, the son of a tailor, also called Henry White. In 1881 Henry White was recorded as a visitor on census night at 12 Manor Street Cambridge, he was a photographer by occupation. The family Henry was visiting was that of Master Bootmaker, Isaac Fromant, whose son, William Henry Fromant b:1856 Cambridge, was also recorded as a photographer. William Henry Fromant went on to practice as a photographer in Chester. It is not known if Henry White was just passing through Cambridge on census night, but by 1891 Henry was living at 89 Orchard Street Bradford Yorks, he was married to Elizabeth b:1861 Bowdon Cheshire. Henry was a photographer and an employer. They had three children, Florence M b:1885 Halifax (sadly marked in the census as "can't talk"), Ernest Ross b:1889 Bradford and Henry b:1890 Bradford. They also had a 19 year old domestic servant. In 1901 Henry was at 802/804 Leeds Road Bradford, a photographer and an employer working from home. The family had changed, with the loss of Florence and the addition of Elsie b:1893 Bradford and Beatrice b:1898 Bradford. In 1911 the family was at 125 Tennyson Place Bradford. Henry was still a photographer, assisted in the business by son Ernest; son Henry was a litho apprentice and daughter Elsie a printer's assistant.

Name:  WHITE, Henry Faulkner  b:1846 Exeter d: 1914
Address: 47 St Andrews Street Cambridge
Working Dates: 1883 - 1884 Cambridge
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1861 Henry F White was a clerk in a share brokers office in Exeter, living with his mother and maternal grand-mother at Fore Street Hill Exeter. In 1871 Henry F White was a photographer in Plymouth, boarding at 16 Oxford Place Plymouth. In 1881, Henry F White, a photographic assistant, was a lodger in Leicester. Henry Faulkner White appears as a photographer in trade directories for Cambridge in 1883 and 1884. In August 1884 he was adjudged a bankrupt, stating that takings from the business in Cambridge in the five months to Jan 1884 were no more than £50. It seems likely that Henry was in Cambridge from 1879-1885 from the dates and places of birth of his children recorded in the 1891 census. In 1891 Henry Faulkner White was a photographer at 174 Sidwell Street Exeter. His family comprised his wife Harriet b:1846 Leicester, daughter Agnes M.M. b: 1879 Cambridge, son Harry b:1881 Cambridge, son Arthur F b:1883 Cambridge and daughter Dora b:1885 Cambridge. No trace of the family can be found in the 1901 census, but in 1911 Henry and Harriett, assisted by daughter Dora, were running a boarding house at 3 Morton Crescent, Exmouth. There was a tragedy in Exeter in March 1914 where Henry Faulkner White, described as a former Exeter photographer, reported to be 67 years of age and fallen upon hard times, committed suicide together with 24 year old Annie Rowe, a young woman of his acquaintance. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of murder and suicide against Henry.

The scan below is of a carte de visite by H Faulkner White of a man in academic dress (author's collection). The mount is cream with rounded corners. The reverse is printed in a fine sepia coloured script states "H Faulkner White photographer 47 St Andrews Street Cambridge, permanent enlargements can be made from this or any other photograph". Below this is the reverse of another cartes de visite (Cambridgeshire Collection c.65.5) by H. Faulkner White by Marion, which seems the better designed of the two and therefore probably the most recent. White registered two of his photographs for copyright purposes at Stationers' Hall, showing a range of photographic subjects. The first, registered on 23 May 1884, was "a photograph of Mr W. J. Peale and Mr Joseph Newman, at a billiard table. Mr Peale making a spot stroke; the clock showing time of 12.46". Copyright owner and author of photograph: Henry Faulkner White, 47 St Andrews Street, Cambridge TNA COPY 1/368/171. The second, submitted on 25 September 1894 was a photograph of coloured watercolour drawing entitled 'The Gentle Huckle', a male figure by window." The copyright owner and author of the work was shown as " Harry (sic) Faulkner White, 173 Sidwell Street, Exeter, Devon" TNA COPY 1/417/776.


References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Ipswich Journal - Tuesday 05 August 1884 and Cambridge Independent Press - Saturday 29 November 1884(Bankruptcy)
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London April 1883
Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1884
Cambridgeshire Collection’s Carte de Visite Collection c.65.5 has six cartes de visite by White with two different designs on the reverse.

Faulkner White carte de visite of academic

Reverse of Faulkner White carte

Different reverse of Faulkner White carte

Name: WHITMAN, Joseph, WHITMAN, Joseph Charles and WHITMAN, Leslie William - see The Automatic Photo Printing Co Ltd

Name:  WHITNEY, Ernest  Samuel   b: 1889  d: 1978
Address: 1920 at 148 High Street, Huntingdon, 1924 at 148 High Street Huntingdon and 29 Great Whyte Ramsey plus in 1928 74 Ermine St Huntingdon and Station Road St Ives. The address in Great Whyte Ramsey is shown as No 29 in 1924, then in 1936 No 28, and in 1940 No 32 Great Whyte.
Working Dates: 1920 - 1959
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Ernest Whitney trained as a photographer with Maddison and Hinde. He started working independently around 1911 from his home in Sapley Road, Hartford, Huntingdon, working later in WW1 as a photographer with the Royal Flying Corps. After the war he continued his business in High Street Huntingdon and in Ramsey. In 1927 after the death of Frederick Hinde, he purchased the firm of Maddison and Hinde, formerly Arthur Maddison, adding the Studio in Ermine Street to his addresses.
Much later he deposited in the Huntingdonshire Archives an important and extensive collection of glass negatives 1860-1937 from these firms. These are now known as "The Whitney Collection". See on this site the following on the Whitney Collection: an overview of the collection: a detailed history of Arthur Maddison, Frederick Hinde and Ernest Whitney, photographers of Huntingdon: and Report on the Pilot Project on the Collection 2006-8.
When he retired in 1959 his studio was taken over by Victor Pannell
References: Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire 1920, 1924, 1928, 1931, 1936, 1940

Address: 6 Syers Lane, Whittlesey
Working Dates: c.1995
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: family make-overs, portraits, weddings, social, legal, passports, in house processing
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1995

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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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