EARLY CAMBRIDGESHIRE PHOTOGRAPHERS - H-L

 

 

HAYLES, W H

 

Credited in Reeve with two photographs (dated c1880 and 1904). But no evidence of a professional studio has been found in trade directories.

 

HAZELDINE, C H B

London Road, Chatteris                                  

KC1892

HEELEY

 

Formerly a traveller for a firm of drapers, Heeley bought the daguerreotype licence for Cambridgeshire and ran a studio in St Mary’s Passage, Cambridge, from August to Nov 1844. Heathcote records that, after a promising start, he ran into financial problems and left the county to avoid his creditors.

 

HENDERSON, A

58a Sidney Street, Cambridge                              

SC1910, SC1911

HILL

 

See Hills & Saunders, KC1908, below.

 

HILLS & Co

6 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge                  

KC1883

 

2 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge                  

SC1887, KC1888

HILLS & Saunders

15 King's Parade, Cambridge                              

KC1869, HC1873, KC1875, SC1878, KC1879, SC1881, KC1883, SC1884, SC1887, KC1888, KC1892

 

King's Parade, Cambridge                              

SC1874, SC1891

 

2 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge                  

SC1884

 

19 King's Parade, Cambridge                              

SC1907, KC1908, CAD1909/10, SC1910, SC1911, SC1912, KC1912, SC1913, SC1914, SC1915, KC1916, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

The firm appears as ‘Hill & Saunders’ in KC1908. HC1873 refers to the premises at 15 King’s Parade as ‘The Oxford Photographic Gallery’.

 

KC1869, HC1873 and KC1875 mention further studios at Oxford, Eton, Harrow & London. In fact, the Cambridge studio was part of a multiple chain founded by Robert Hills, hairdresser and wigmaker of Oxford, who set up his first studio in 1856, and formed a partnership with John Henry Saunders in 1860. Theirs was one of the few multiples to target the wealthier segment of the market. The original collaboration began in Oxford, where they were appointed photographers to the Prince of Wales while he was at university. They opened an ‘Oxford Photographic Gallery’ at Eton, c1863, and worked for the royal family at Windsor. Their chain grew to include studios in London, Aldershot,

Rugby, Sandhurst and York Town. The range of studios shows them aiming at a specific clientele – the public schoolboy (and his family) who went on to a university or military career. They were granted a Royal Warrant as photographers to the Queen in April 1867. (Sources: Dimond & Taylor; Linkman; Linkman 2.)

 

The 1881 census shows Hills’ son, also Robert, aged 29, born in Oxford, as a photographer at the King’s Parade studio. The partnership was dissolved in 1889, but members of both families continued to run branches under the old name. (For a later Royal Warrant, see Saunders.)

 

HILTON, E

166 East Road, Cambridge                              

SC1911, SC1912, SC1913, SC1914, SC1915

HINLEY, John

Lynn Road, Wisbech                                              

KC1888, BW1888

The reverse of a carte de visite mount refers to his winning of a ‘First Class Medal’ for ‘artistic photography’ in 1880. The Lynn Road studio is referred to as the ‘Parisian Studio’. (Studio note: 96 Lynn Road)

 

HOWARD, Mrs Mary

Station Road, Chatteris                                  

KC1912

HUGH, William

21 St James Street, Fitzroy Street, Cambridge

MAC1866, MAC1867 

HUNT, Thomas Bidwell

8 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge                  

SC1895, KC1896, SC1898, KC1900, TC1901, SC1901, SC1904, KC1904, SC1907, KC1908, SC1910, SC1911, SC1912, SC1913, SC1914

 

95 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge                              

KC1896, KC1900, KC1904, KC1908

 

130 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge                  

KC1900, SC1901, SC1904, KC1904, SC1907, KC1908, CAD1909/10, SC1910, SC1911, SC1912, KC1912, SC1913, SC1914, SC1915, KC1916, AC1916, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

 

St Edward's Passage, Cambridge                  

CAD1909/10

HUNT, Thomas Reuben

St Edward's Passage, Cambridge                  

KC1912

HUTT,  J

62½ Park Street, Jesus Lane, Cambridge            

MC1866, MAC1867

IMPERIAL Photo Co

35a Regent Street, Cambridge                  

KC1908, CAD1909/10, SC1910

According to Fosbrook-Ream the company also traded at 50 Market Place, Wisbech, at around the time of the First World War under the ownership or management of H Coates and Sons. Lilian Ream acquired their studio business at or soon after the end of the war, but they continued to operate as postcard publishers.

 

JOHNSON, Edward

21 Church Terrace, Wisbech                                  

KC1864

 

Lower Hill Street, Wisbech                                  

KC1869

 

Lower Hill House, Wisbech                                  

HC1873

 

23 Lower Hill Street, Wisbech                      

KC1875, KC1879, KC1883, KC1888

KELLY, George

 

Doorkeeper to an itinerant photographer at Wisbech Mart, March 1862. 'The Norfolk News' reported that he committed suicide by drinking a solution of bichloride of mercury (a chemical used in photographic processing).

 

KENNERELL, John

8 & 9 High Street, Wisbech                                  

KC1883, KC1888, BW1888, KC1892

 

7 York Row, Wisbech                                  

BW1893, KC1896, KC1900, TC1901

According to Golding, 7 York Row was known as the Borough Studio’.

 

KENNERELL, Beales &

8 & 9 High Street, Wisbech                                  

KC1879

KIDD & Baker

2 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge                  

SC1907, KC1908, CAD1909/10, SC1910, SC1911, SC1912, KC1912, SC1913, SC1914, SC1915, KC1916, AC1916, SC1916/17, SC1919/20

LAFONT, Miss B

12 Sussex Street, Cambridge                              

KC1916 

LIDDELL & Williams

Ryan Street, Wisbech                                              

KC1869

 

40 Little South Street, Wisbech                      

KC1869 

LILLEY, George

Stears' Passage, Wisbech                                  

KC1858

In the Wisbech Advertiser of 8th April 1859, Lilley gives his address as Stear's Passage, York Row, Wisbech, and refers to 'having had four years experience' in the town.

 

LISTER, James H

13 Abbey Road, Cambridge                              

KC1892

LORD, H R

20 Market Street, Cambridge

TC1901

This seems likely to be R H Lord (below) with his initials transposed. (TC1901 is not free from such errors.)

 

LORD, Ralph Herbert

Market Street, Cambridge                              

SC1884, KC1892, KC1896, KC1900

 

19 Market Street, Cambridge                              

SC1887, SC1891, SC1895, SC1898

 

13 Market Street, Cambridge                              

KC1888

 

20 Market Street, Cambridge                              

SC1891, SC1895, SC1898

Reeve gives the opening of Lord's studios as 1881-1883. A competition-winning photograph by Lord of the Trumpington windmill dates from about 1880. He was still active in 1902, when he photographed a procession on the occasion of Edward VII's coronation. 

 

LUNN Colin

Post Office Terrace, Cambridge                  

SC1891, KC1892

Reeve reports him in partnership with Valentine Blanchard (q.v.) at Post Office Terrace in the late 1880s. A carte mount, probably from the 90s, shows Blanchard & Lunn at 15 Hills Road and Post Office Terrace, Cambridge. But the two names have not been found connected in trade directory listings. (Post Office Terrace)

 

 

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