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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - Maa-Mad

Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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MAC - see Cotterell, M.F.J, Wisbech

Name:  MACKENZIE, Annette  b:1896    d:
Address: 33 Broadway, Peterborough
Working Dates: c. 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Annnete Mackenzie was a widow living at the above address in the 1939 Register. Her occupation was shown as Manageress Photographic. She was living with a family with the surname Crowe. Nothing further known at this point.
References: 1939 Register

Name:  MACKINTOSH  b:    d:
Address: High Street Wisbech
Working Dates: c.1858
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: All that is known about this photographer at the present time is as follows. The Cambridge Independent Press on Saturday 2 October 1858 p7 reported on photography in Wisbech: "We imagine that the Photographic Art is extensively patronised, as we find there are no less than four professionals practicing here at the present time, viz. Mr. G. Lilley, Professor Parker, Mr. Steele, and last, though not least, Mr. Mackintosh, of High Street who is producing some really excellent specimens. As the productions of all of them are so very good, it would be invidious to criticise, and the charges of each are so moderate that the poorest person may procure a striking and well-finished likeness, at a mere nominal sum".
References: Cambridge Independent Press on Saturday 2 October 1858 p7

Name:  MACWORTH, Algernon  b:1874  Fareham, Hants    d: 1947
Address: Eastmid Studios 5a Market Place Peterborough
Working Dates: c. 1910-12
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The Peterborough Standard 8 October 1910 page 1 carries an advertisement for the Eastmid Electric Studio 5A Market Place Peterborough, A Macworth proprietor. The advertisement offered 12 Cabinets on Xmas mounts and a highly finished 12 x 10 enlargement on 20 x 16 mount, all for 13 shillings. They also offered Xmas photo cards from 2s 6d a dozen. Algernon Macworth was listed as a single man and a photographer working from his home at 5a Market Place Peterborough in the 1911 census, where he states that he was working on his own account. This might indicate some state of transition from a relationship with Pollard Graham, who were the previous occupants of the Eastmid Studio. Algernon is listed in 1910 and 1912 local trade directories as a photographer. No trace has been found of this photographer in the 1891 and 1901 census returns. It is not known how long Algernon's photographic career lasted. In the Electoral Register for 1918 Algernon and his wife, Florence Lucy, were living at 83 Hammersmith Bridge Road London. In 1921 Algernon, his wife and nephew were living at Bank Cottage Sheerness and he was a photographer working on his own account from 44 Broadway, Sheerness. In the 1939 Register he is listed at Chelsea working as a GPO mail sorter. Below is a very strange portrait, possibly a theatrical portrait, of an unknown young man with his face and neck in two contrasting colours. The reverse of the portrait has a postcard back with a rubber stamp bearing the name "A Macworth Market Place Peterborough". Below this is a mounted print of a well composed family group of seven in a studio with a painted background of a leaded window. The photograph measures 4 x 5.5 inches on a brown card mount 6.7 x 9 inches. In the lower right hand corner is a rubber stamp with the text "A Macworth Market Place Peterborough". The stamp has a diameter of 0.6 inches and appears identical to the previous example. It is interesting to note that Macworth's work was of a good quality, but he did not use customised mounts or pre-printed customised postcard stock, preferring the simple small circular rubber stamp to identify his work.
References:  Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1910
The Peterborough Directory 1912.
The Peterborough Advertiser, 1 July 1911. p2 acknowledged a portrait being by Mackworth [sic], Peterborough (note alternative spelling)

Postcard backed portrait by A Macworth      Detail of A Macworth back-stamp
Reverse of Macworth portrait

Print by Macworth

Detail of Macworth stamp

Name:  MADDISON, Arthur   b:1833     d:1887
Address: 1869 High Street Huntingdon, 1877 Godmanchester and North End Huntingdon, 1885 North End Huntingdon only
Working Dates: c. 1855-1885
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Arthur Maddison evidently operated in a larger photographic market than that offered by the small town of Huntingdon. In 1859 in The Journal of the Photographic Society of London (fore-runner to the Royal Photographic Society) he advertised his skills and techniques in hand tinting photographs as follows: "Easy and Effective Method of Colouring Collodion Pictures. Mr A Maddison, Photographic Artist, Huntingdon, will on receipt of 2s 6d, send full directions of his method of colouring on Collodion and paper, whereby all the common powder colours will adhere, giving a nice equal colouring over the plate; this has been a long time a desideratum, especially for scarlet: any depth can be obtained, so as to be scarcely distinguished from Miniatures on ivory. Coloured specimens per post 2s 6d". In the same Journal he also advertised photographic materials as follows: "Arthur Maddison's Superior Collodion and Varnish, both equally adapted for positive and negative photographs producing pictures of great brilliance. The Collodion has been so long before the public that its merits as a universally excellent collodion are well known. Price 10s per 20ozs packed. Sample bottle 2s 6d post paid. The new varnish gives a hard and beautiful glassy surface preserves the whites and receives the powder colours, so that colouring is made much easier by its use. Price 5s 6d per 20 ozs. Prepared and sold by Arthur Maddison, Artist and Chemist, Huntingdon. AGENTS London - Photographic Depot 117 Cheapside, Dublin Bewley & Evans Sackville St, Belfast Grattan & Co Corn Market, Edinburgh Kemp & Co Infirmary Street, Sheffield Chadburn Brothers, Opticians, Cheltenham R Jeffrey Pittville, Darlington HG Thompson, Priestgate. And through all Dealers in the Kingdom. Printed instructions gratis. Carriage paid to London on all orders of 20s and above. A good formula for making Collodion sent for 13 postage stamps"

The full history of Arthur Maddison and the firm he established is to be found in this article by Alexa Cox.

Arthur Maddison started his photographic business in Huntingdon in the mid 1850s in the High Street, probably in his father's, (John Maddison's) upholstery and cabinet makers premises, somewhere around 102 High Street. Arthur later opened studios in Bedford (in 1864) and St Ives. In Feb 1868 Arthur Maddison photographed the Prince of Wales during his visit to Kimbolton Castle. Thereafter he described himself as a "Royal Photographer" and used the Prince of Wales feathers in his advertising. From 1860-9 Maddison also leased a studio at 1 Priory Terrace Bromham Road, Bedford.

In 1874 Arthur Maddison married Julia Hinde, who had two sons, Frederick and Albert Hinde. That year Arthur moved house and business to 74-5 Ermine Street Huntingdon. He also had premises in Post Street Godmanchester until around 1884.

Arthur Maddison died in 1887. His widow leased the photographic business to an established Bedford Photographer, Thomas Percy Graham, on condition that her son Frederick Michael Hinde was employed in the business. In May 1890 the business returned to the Maddison Family being run by Julia Maddison and Frederick Michael Hinde, trading in the name of Maddison and Hinde. Frederick Michel Hinde ran the business from 1892. In 1921 Frederick Michael Hinde and his wife were living with his mother and aunt at his mother's home in Ermine Street, Huntingdon. He was a photographer and an employer working from home. In 1903 a fourteen year old Ernest Whitney was employed by the firm which eventually, in 1927, he was to take over.

In the late 1850s Maddison produced hand tinted stereoscopic portraits, the mounts impressed with a hand embossing machine "A Maddison Artist Huntingdon". The first example carte de visite shown below, of an unknown lady, is the earliest style of mount which we have seen, probably from the 1850s. This is a square cornered cream card mount with a rubber stamped oval on the reverse bearing the words "Maddison Artist Huntingdon" The backstamp has faded and is almost invisible, so the design has been sketched beneath in pencil. (Malcolm Fletcher Collection)

The second example carte de visite shown below is another early example of Maddison's work, from the 1850s/early 1860s. Mounted on cream card with square corners, the reverse is printed with a simple garter design surmounted by a hunting scene as found in the Huntingdonshire crest. Note the base of the head clamp is just visible behind the subject's chair. Arthur Maddison is described as "artist and photographic chemist, Huntingdon". Image from the collection of David Simkin. Below this is a carte de visite of similar age with a similar mount, but the image has been hand tinted, especially in crimson - although the current preponderance of crimson may be because this is the colour least faded by light over the years. (Michael Brown Collection)

Below this is a carte de visite of a seated lady in crinoline. The mount includes the 1 Priory Terrace Bedford address and patronage by the Prince of Wales and negative No 888. Royal patronage and the Bedford address puts this carte at around 1868 - 1869. (Michael Brown Collection)

Next is a carte de visite of a lady in crinoline with child. The eyes have been re-touched and as the photograph has faded so the eyes now contrast with the rest of the portrait. The reverse of the mount, printed in black, reads "Patronised by the Royal Family. Cartes de visite of all kinds taken by a new instantaneous process without headrests. by Arthur Maddison, North End Huntingdon. No..... Cartes de visite of this quality 5/- per dozen. Groups 6d each figure extra. 12 cartes 5/- Copies always to be had at The Studio North End Huntingdon". The North End address puts this carte at a date after 1874. (Michael Brown Collection) Next is another carte of a lady in crinoline. The reverse of the mount is printed in red and is similar, save for a reduction in prices to 12 cartes for 3/6d. (Malcolm Fletcher Collection).

Next is a very unusual carte de visite which is a copy of an earlier image, depicting a woman in crinoline. The reverse of the carte has an artist's palate design and states: "Copied by A Maddison Artist, Huntingdon, copies on application" and is negative no 3360. It is very unusual to find a photographer using a different and specific mount for copy photographs. (Michael Brown Collection)

Below this are three cartes de visite from the author's collection, all on cream square cornered mounts. The one on the left of the trio of a lady who appears to be pregnant is the older of the trio, as evidenced by the rear of the carte which includes Maddison's name and address and no mention of Royal patronage (pre 1868). The reverse of the other two cartes printed in brown ink lettering, states "Patronised by their RH The Prince and Princess of Wales." indicating a date after 1868. There are no negative numbers on any of these cartes. The older of the three is the better image and the other two are a softer focus, suggesting that they could possibly be reprints.

Below this are three more cartes de visite from the author's collection, all on cream card mounts with square corners. The first is of a seated gentleman with a tall top hat with narrow curved rim, from negative No.1273 probably from the 1870s. The reverse of the carte, printed in gilt lettering, states "Patronised by their RH The Prince and Princess of Wales." indicating a date after 1868. The second carte, in an oval mask, of a beautiful young woman, unfortunately cropped along the bottom edge of the mount, is from negative 8982, so is a few years older. The print on the reverse is green, the fonts slightly different. The third, of a young boy in a curved top mask, is subtly different. On the face, barely visible, part of the actual photographic print are the words "A Maddison Huntingdon", which together with the lack of a negative number and slightly poorer image quality suggests that this could be a reprint of an earlier carte.

Below this is a carte de visite with an oval image of a youth. The reverse of this carte has the phrase "Patronised by Royalty" which seems more tentative that claims of patronage from individual Royals. Also absent is the Prince of Wales feathers. Taken together this would seem to put this carte around 1868. (From the family collection of Camilla Harmston)

On one occasion Arthur Maddison registered one of his photographs for copyright purposes at Stationers’ Hall. This was a photograph of A H Smith Barry Esq MP, nearly full face.  Copyright owner and author of work: Arthur Maddison, 74 & 75 Ermine Street, Huntingdon. Form Completed 16 July 1886. The National Archives (TNA) COPY 1/377/75

References:  PO Directory of Northants, Hunts and Beds 1869
Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire 1877, 1885, Harrods Royal Court Directory for Hunts and Northants 1876, 1877
Cambridgeshire Collection’s Carte de Visite Collection c.65.5 has two of Maddison’s cartes.
Bedfordshire Times and Independent Saturday 23 April 1864 (opening of Bedford studio)
Jo of the Photographic Society of London June 15 1859. Cambridge Independent Press 6/1/1855 p4a
Heathcote, Bernard and Pauline, A Faithful Likeness. The First Photographic Portrait Studios in The British Isles 1841-55.

1850s carte de visite by Maddison with simple backstamp. Malcolm fletcher Collection

Early Carte de Visite by Arthur MaddisonReverse of early Arthur Maddison Carte de Visite







Three Maddison cartes de visite
Reverse of three Maddison cartes de visite

3 Cartes de visite by Maddison
Reverse of 3 Maddison Cartes de Visite


Name:  MADDISON, Samuel  b:       d:
Address: High Street Huntingdon,
Working Dates: c. 1864
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: According to Kelly's 1864 Directory of Huntingdonshire there were three Maddison's in Huntingdon, all in the High Street: Samuel, listed as a photographer, Arthur, listed as an artist and John, an auctioneer and appraiser and upholsterer. However, there is no obvious trace of Samuel in the census returns for 1861 or 1871.
References:  Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire 1864

Address: 74 Ermine Street and 120 High Street Huntingdon and Sheep Market St Ives, in 1924 the 120 High St address no longer shown. In 1905/6 listed at Market Hill St Ives.
Working Dates: c. 1890 - 1924

Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
See above entry for Arthur Maddison and this comprehensive account by Alexa Cox. An 1894 advertisement from Kelly's Directory states: "Patronised by their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Nobility and Gentry of the neighborhood Maddison and Hinde Photographic Artists, Royal Art Studio Huntingdon and the Studio St Ives. Studios open daily. High Class Portraiture turned out at moderate prices. Price list free on application. Special arrangements made for all out-door photography. Negatives kept. Copies can always be obtained. Specialities Midget Photos - these popular photos can be obtained at 3s and 4s per dozen. Best finish only" . The 1921 Census lists Alice Winifred WEST and Nettie HUCKLE as employees of the firm.

The firm was taken over by Ernest Whitney in 1927. An important and extensive collection of glass negatives 1860-1937 from these firms is deposited as the Whitney Collection in the Cambridgeshire Record Office at Huntingdon. Search the Library catalogue (CALM) here: http://calm.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/CalmView/advanced.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog using the reference nos Wh1, Wh2 or Wh3

Until examples of Maddison and Hinde midget cartes can be found, this illustration shows examples of the format from Ralph Starr (3 x 1.5 ins) in Cambridge and Olley, London (1 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in) compared with a normal sized carte de visite from the Pier Studio Great Yarmouth.

Next is a carte de visite by Maddison and Hinde of a young girl holding a rattle and standing on a chair. The mount is a pale pink. The face of the mount has the legend "Maddison & Hinde Huntingdon St Ives" and the reverse is blank. Believed to be from the 1890s. (Michael Brown Collection)

Below these is a cabinet photograph of an unknown family - mother and three adult sons, on a brown mount with impressed print on the face picked out in white "Maddison & Hinde Huntingdon & St Ives", c 1890, author's collection. The rear of the mount is blank.

Below this is a portrait of an unknown young man, postcard reverse, with impressed mark for Maddison and Hinde c.1920s (author's collection).

Next is a carte de visite of a young man with a moustache. The reverse of the mount has addresses for the firm as "Royal Art Studio" Huntingdon and St Ives. The image suggests this might be from the earliest days of the firm . Advertisements for the firm in the Hunts Post Newspaper in 1897 use the addresses "Royal Art Studio Huntingdon" and "The Studio, St Ives" (Camilla Harmston family collection)

Below this is a cabinet photograph of a child with toys. The reverse of the carte is blank. The face of the mount records locations as Huntingdon and St Ives in a black and white scroll design, and is early 20th century. (Camilla Harmston family collection)

Examples of midget cartes from other photographers


Family portrait by Maddison and Hinde

Maddison and Hinde portrait with postcard reverseImpressed mark Maddison and Hinde



References: Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire 1894, 1898, 1903, 1906, 1910, 1914, 1920, 1924. Northampton and District Trades Directory, Town and County Directories, Edinburgh 1905/6. A number of Maddison and Hinde photographs are published in "The Changing Face of St Ives" by Bob Burn-Murdoch and Ken Ballard, Friends of the Norris Museum. Also in the Norris Museum collection PH/GODMC/48, is a 140 x 190mm sepia print on paper of the old water mill Godmanchester, which has "M & H", presumably for Maddison and Hinde, on the lower LH corner of print.

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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 | Ia-Iz | Ja-Je | Jf-Jz | Ka-Kz | La-Ld | Le-Ln | Lo-Lz | Maa-Mad | Mae-Mar | Mas-Mb | Mc-Mi | Mj-Mz | Na-Nh | Ni-Nn | No-Nz | Oa-Oz | Pa-Pb | Pc-Ph | Pi-Po | Pr-Pz | Qa-Qz | 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 | Ua-Uz | Va-Vz | Wa-We | Wf-Wh | Wi-Wz | XYZ


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