EARLY NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHERS – C-D

 

 

 

CANNELL, Charles

 

Noted by Cory as practising near Thorpe Asylum, Norwich, c1865.

 

CARR, George William

 

Guildhall Street, Thetford

HN1863, HN1868

 

Great Magdalen Street, Thetford

HN1872

 

3 Magdalen Street, Thetford         

WS1874

 

Earl's Street, Thetford 

HN1877

 

Carr is also described as watchmaker in HN1863: watchmaker and jeweller in HN1868 and HN1872: watch and clock maker in HN1877.

 

CAVE, Herbert Thomas 

 

5 Church Street, Dereham

KN1908, KN1912, KN1916

 

3 Church Street, Dereham        

KN1908, KN1912

 

Market Place, Swaffham       

KN1912

 

CHADWICK & Co

 

Market Place, Downham

KN1912, KN1916

 

Heacham        

KN1912

 

CHIC Photo Co

 

16 The Arcade, Marine Parade, Yarmouth

KN1904, KN1908

 

CHILDS & Curry

 

Golden Ball Street, Norwich         

KN1858, HN1863, WN1868

 

CHURCH, Herbert S

 

Overstrand      

KN1908, KN1912

 

King's Arms Street, North Walsham        

KN1908

 

CHURCH, John

 

Overstrand      

KN1916

 

CLAMP, Walter

 

Burnham Market            

KN1896, KN1900, KN1904, KN1908, KN1912, KN1916

 

Burnham Westgate, Wells-next-the-Sea

TC1901

                                                                                   

CLARKE & Co

 

7 Castle Street, Norwich

KN1896, KN1900, TC1901, KN1904

 

CLAXTON, William Henry

 

Princes Street, Norwich         

MN1867

 

COCKS, Edward John

 

Mundford        

KN1904, KN1908

 

CODMAN, James

 

Recorded in the 1871 census as a photographer, aged 31, lodging at the Dog & Duck Inn, Pilot Street, King's Lynn. Possibly an itinerant or an employee in someone else's studio.

 

CODMAN, James

 

White Horse Plain, Yarmouth

KN1875

 

CODMAN, Rebecca

 

An itinerant photographer, noted by Fairground Ancestors as attending Elmham fair in 1871.

 

COE, A & E

 

32 London Street, Norwich         

AN1916

 

See also Albert E Coe, below.

 

COE, Albert Edward

 

32 London Street, Norwich         

WN1883, KN1888, WN1890, KN1892, KN1896, KN1900, TC1901, KN1904, KN1908, JN1911, KN1912, JN1914. KN1916

 

Listed as A E Coe & Son, 1908-1916. But see also A & E Coe, above.

 

Albert Coe began his studio career working for Sawyer and Bird. For some time he made a practice of drawing attention to his predecessors at the London Street studio: ‘Albert E Coe, late Sawyer & Bird’ appears on his mounts at least as late as 1891. (By 1894, reference to Sawyer & Bird seems to have been dropped.)

 

The firm of A E Coe remained in business at 13a Castle Meadow until 2003, when a merger produced

Barrett & Coe. A move to new premises followed in 2008.

 

COE, John

 

Known only from a report of a break-in at his studio in Mere Street, Diss ('The Norfolk News', 6th October 1866).

 

COEN, A, & Son

 

A cabinet print from the 1890s has an almost illegible address that appears to be ‘London Road, Norwich’. A link would seem possible with one of the Coen entries below.

 

COEN, Albert

 

94 Bury Street, Norwich

TC1901, AN1916

 

May be the same as Albert W Coen, below. Described in TC1901 as 'also artist'.

 

COEN, Albert Benjamin

 

43 Dereham Road, Norwich         

WN1890

127 Dereham Road, Norwich         

KN1892

 

Listed as Albert in 1890 and Albert Benjamin in 1892.

 

COEN, Albert W

 

129 Cambridge Street, Norwich

KN1904, KN1908, KN1912

 

Cory gives 1896 as the earliest example of this address.

 

COLEMAN, A

 

Dereham Road, Norwich

KN1865

 

Cory lists him as late as 1872.

 

COOKE, J

 

Rampant Horse Street, Norwich

HAM1879

 

COOPER, F A

 

Listed by Cory at 1 Queen Street, Norwich, c1886.

 

CORNABY, J S

 

Daguerreotypist operating 'at the back of Mr Crowe's cabinet warwehouse', St Stephen's Street, Norwich, according to 'The Norfolk Chronicle' of 10th January 1852.

 

COSSER, George Whitfield, & Co

 

60 High Street, Lynn    

KN1912

 

This was not primarily a Norfolk firm. Cosser also ran studios in Ipswich (see the Suffolk directory) and had premises in Colchester, Essex. Linda King draws attention to a further studio in Bath, mentioned on a mount dating from about 1912. According to a 1908 copyright registration with Stationers' Hall, Cosser also had a studio in Devizes, Wiltshire, where the manager was Horace Edmonds.

 

COX, Robert

 

36 Earlham Road, Norwich         

WN1890

 

CREAK, Reginald B

 

Victoria Road, Diss

KN1900

 

Denmark Street, Diss

TC1901

 

CREWS, William, Worts &

 

Itinerants noted by Heathcote. They set up a studio at the Wheat Sheaf Inn, Norfolk Street, Lynn, February 1854. (For evidence of Crews working alone, see the Suffolk directory.)

 

CROWE, Henry


Thoroughfare, Harleston

KN1904

 

CULLUM, J T

 

Loddon            

KN1865

 

CUNNINGHAM, Edwin

 

St Benedict's Gates, Norwich         

WN1864, KN1865, HN1868, KN1869, HN1872, KN1875, HN1877, KN1879, HAM1879

 

St Benedict’s Street, Norwich         

MN1867

 

The two slightly different addresses may both refer to the same premises.

 

CURRY, Childs &

 

Golden Ball Street, Norwich         

KN1858, HN1863, WN1864

 

CUSHING, Henry

 

Market Street, Wymondham   

WN1890

 

DAVIES, Hogan &

 

Marine Parade, Gorleston       

KN1908

 

40 & 41 Arcade, Yarmouth       

KN1908

 

DAY, Ernest A, & Co

 

2a Davey Place, Norwich         

KN1900

 

92 & 93 Regent Road, Yarmouth

KN1900

 

Davey Place, Norwich, and 92 Regent Road, Yarmouth

TC1901

 

A cabinet print from 2a Davey Place shows costume that appears to date from the second half of the 1890s. TC1901 gives his initials as 'A E'. (Regent Road studios)

 

DELANEY, Herbert, & Co

 

St Stephen's Road, Norwich          

HN1863

 

DENEW, William James

St Stephen's Road, Norwich

HN1863

1842-1919. Everitt records that Denew's father ran a stationer's, printer's and bookseller's business with a shop in Regent Street, Yarmouth, and a printing office in Row 72, Hall Quay. As well as contributing photographs to local exhibitions, Denew sold his local views in the family shop.

 

See studio note for his address in 1897.

DEWING, F

 

Botolph Street, Norwich

WN1863

 

DEXTER, & Son(s)

 

See, below, William Dexter in the 1870s and Walter Dexter in the early 20th century.

 

DEXTER, Mr & Mrs (William Sothern and Sarah)

 

A daguerreotype of unknown date is labelled 'Mrs Dexter's Likeness Rooms, 2 Regent Street'. The couple appear (from retrospective evidence) to have started a photography business in Regent Street in the first half of the 1850s, but the first directory entry (naming only William) appears in KN1858, and the earliest press reference to both 'Mr & Mrs' Dexter comes in the 'Lynn Advertiser' of 1st July 1865. This includes an announcement of their move to the Athenaeum Parade studio ('North Clough Lane, six doors from the Athenaeum'). There is a tendency for Mrs Dexter to feature prominently in advertisements, but for Mr Dexter to be named in trade directories. (See William Sothern Dexter, below.) The couple retired in May 1881, when their second son, Walter Sothern Dexter (below), gave up his Northamptonshire studio and returned to take over the family business.

 

DEXTER Mrs

 

Regent Street, Lynn    

WN1864

 

Advertisements in her name appeared in the Lynn press from 11th April 1863 ('Mrs Dexter's Photographic Rooms, 2 Regent Street, St James' Street') until the move of studio in July 1865. 

 

DEXTER, Walter Sothern

 

Blackfriars Street, Lynn

WN1883, KN1888, KN1892

 

High Street, Lynn

KN1896, KN1900, TL1901, KN1904

 

23 High Street, Lynn

TC1901

 

Took over the family business when his parents retired in May 1881. (For his earlier photographic career, see his entry in the Northamptonshire directory.) Listed as Dexter & Son, TL1901, Walter S Dexter & Son, TC1901, and Walter Sothern Dexter & Sons, 1904. Carte mounts, apparently dating from the 1890s, have ‘Dexter, 23 to 26 High Street, King's Lynn’. A firm referred to as ‘Dexter & Dexter’ and ‘Dexter & Sons’ is recorded in Felixstowe, Suffolk, 1907-1909.

 

DEXTER, William Sothern

 

Regent Street, Lynn

KN1858, KN1865

 

2 Regent Street, Lynn

HN1863

 

Blackfriars Street, Lynn    

HN1868, KN1869, HN1872, KN1875, HN1877, KN1879, KN1883

 

Listed as ‘William Sothern Dexter & Sons’, 1869 and 1875, and as ‘Dexter & Sons’, 1872 and 1877. A Dexter & Sons carte mount of the (perhaps early) 1880s has the address: Athenaeum Parade, Lynn.

 

William S Dexter, born 1818/19 (1881 census), was father to Walter S Dexter, b1851/2, above. Another son, William John, b1847/8, was also a photographer, and was apparently working in the family business in 1881.

 

DINSDALE & Laxon

 

134a King Street, Yarmouth       

KY1911/12

 

134a Regent Road, Yarmouth

KN1912

 

Mirror Studios 134a King Street, Yarmouth       

AN1916

 

The Mirror Studios’ entry has the names of Dinsdale & Laxon in brackets before the address. This reference may indicate a renewal of the partnership, or it may be a way of identifying the site and promoting a sense of continuity after Dinsdale had branched out on his own. For their later careers, see the individual entry for each of the partners. (King Street studios)

 

DINSDALE, Albert E

 

157 King Street, Yarmouth       

KY1913/14, KY1915/16, KN1916

 

(King Street studios)

 

DRAKE, Lewis

 

Recorded  in the 1891 census as a photographer, aged 26, boarding in St Nicholas Street, King's Lynn. Possibly an itinerant or an employee in someone else's studio.

 

DOBSON, Sylvester

 

21a Prince of Wales Road, Norwich

KN1904

 

DOE, Charles

 

Tarling, Thetford         

KN1888, KN1892

 

‘Tarling’ looks suspiciously like a misprint for ‘Harling’.

 

DON, The

 

This studio is known from a cabinet print apparently dating from around 1900 or just after. It was at 7 Broad Street, King's Lynn. By c1903 the address was occupied by the family of Frederick, Naomi and Percival Wright (q.v.).

 

'The Don', without a studio address, has also been found on a postcard of the 1908 Lynn Mart.

 

DYERS, Thomas

 

Regent Road, Yarmouth       

WN1854

 

This is the only record of Thomas Dyers, while Thomas Ayers goes unexpectedly unrecorded in W1854. ‘Dyers’ may, therefore, be a misprint for ‘Ayers’.

 

 

 

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