EARLY HUNTINGDONSHIRE PHOTOGRAPHERS – A-G

 

 

ALBONE, Ernest

 

            High Street, St Neots

            KH 1924

 

According to Cozens (2), Albone spent some time as manager in James Phillips’ studio before eventually acquiring the business. (Phillips is still shown as running the studio in KN 1920.)

 

BEATTIE, John

 

According to Heathcote, Beattie (born in Scotland, c.1820) was an itinerant photographer who worked in the eastern counties of England between 1851 and 1855, before moving to Leicester and, eventually, Bristol. His activities in Norfolk and Suffolk are treated in the relevant studio directories. He set up in business in Huntingdon in 1854.

 

An advertisement in the Cambridge Chronicle, 22nd July 1854, reads: 'Contrary to Mr Beattie's expectations, his Photographic Rooms continue to be crowded, and his orders so numerous, that he is compelled to Re-open his Rooms and prolong his stay for another fortnight in Huntingdon. Mr Beattie hopes the low price of his Portraits will induce the public to take the opportunity of procuring them. Portraits from 6s. 6d. "They must be seen to be appreciated." - Cambridge Independent Press.'

 

BOTWELL & Co

 

Buckden. Identified in Cozens (2) as a publisher of postcards (but not necessarily as a photographer). Datable examples of his work belong to the period c1907-10.

 

BROWN,John L

 

            Earith, St Ives

            KH 1898

 

BURSILL

 

St Ives. Identified in Cozens (2) as a publisher of postcards (but not necessarily as a photographer). Datable examples of his work belong to the period around1902.

 

CHAMBERS, Frederick

 

            New Town, Ramsey, Huntingdon

            KH 1890

 

            Fellows Road, Fletton, Peterborough

            KN 1914, KH 1920, KH 1924

 

COOPER, D & Co

 

Identified in Cozens (1) as a printer and publisher (but not necessarily photographer) of postcards. Datable examples of his work belong to the period c1905-10.

 

COLDMAN, Herbert

 

Shown as photographer, aged 20, in the 1891 census returns for Huntingdon.

 

DAVIS, Francis

 

            3 Haslemere Villas, Needingworth Road, St Ives

            KH 1910

 

DIXON, Thomas Harbin

 

            33 High Street, Huntingdon

 

DOWNE, Alfred

 

            Thrapston Road, Kimbolton

            KH 1903, KH 1906

 

Appears as ‘Alfred I’ in KH 1903 and ‘Alfred L’ in KN 1906.

 

DRIVER

 

Huntingdon. A postcard by Driver, datable to 1906, appears in Cozens (1). Cozens thinks he may have been a photographer rather than just a publisher.

 

FORSCUTT, W H

 

            South Street, St Neots

TC 1905/6, TC 1911/12, TC 1918

 

FREEMAN, J & Sons

 

Ramsey. Postcard publisher and possibly also a photographer. Datable examples of his work in Cozens (3) belong to the period c1906-12.

 

GABBITAS

 

Worboys. Identified in Cozens (3) as a postcard publisher (but not necessarily as a photographer). Datable examples of his work belong to the period around 1918.

 

GEESON, G

 

Hemingford Grey. Geeson ran the village Post Office and stores and is identified in Cozens (2) as a publisher of postcards (though not necessarily as a photographer). Dates uncertain, but possibly active a little later than the years covered by this directory.

 

GOGGS, W & Son

 

116 High Street, Huntingdon. Identified in Cozens (1) as postcard publishers (but not necessarily photographers) around the time of the First World War.

 

GOODE, John Thomas

 

            Bluntisham, St Ives

            KH 1890

 

GRAHAM, P

 

            75 Ermine Street, Huntingdon

            KH 1890

 

 

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