EARLY NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHERS – H-J
HALL, John Henry
4 London Road, Lynn
LNA1891, KN1892, LNA1892
E B Mowell (or Mowll) worked at this address from the mid to late 1880s. He was succeeded by Charles Weale in about 1890. Mounts have been found printed for Weale and overprinted ‘John Henry Hall’. These must date from the very beginning of the decade, when Hall was using up an inherited stock of mounts. Slightly later mounts are printed ‘Jno Hy Hall, late Chas E Weale’. But in LNA1892 the business is referred to as ‘J H Hall, (late E B Mowell)’. Perhaps Hall had decided he could trade more effectively on existing goodwill by citing the earlier – and longer practising – photographer.
Assistant to Jasper James Wright (q.v.). She is mentioned in the 1898-1900 diary of James Speight (q.v.) and is recorded in the 1901 census as a photographer living in Boal Street, King's Lynn.
HAMPTON, Frances George
HANNANT, S William
Market Place, Swaffham
He announced, on 5th June 1856, that he would begin the following week to make 'photographic portraits on paper' at his Photographic Rooms, opposite Wiltshire Place, Great Yarmouth. ('Norfolk News')
HAROLD, Harry William
KN1892, KN1900, KN1904, KN1908, AN1916
Bridge Road, Stoke Ferry
‘Harry William Horold’ of Stoke Ferry, KN1896, must be the same photographer misspelt.
Brother-in-law to John William Smith (q.v.), boarding with him in King's Lynn in the 1891 census, and described as 'photographer's assistant'.
71 Harley Road, New Town, Yarmouth
HAVERS, Rogers &
Recorded by Cory at 5 Davey Place, Norwich, 1859. Hepworth refers to the firm advertising in Roger's 1859 Norwich directory. The business had closed by 29th December 1860, when, in 'The Norfolk News', J R Sawyer announced that he had bought out their entire stock.
HAWKINS, Thomas G
Duncan Place, Yarmouth
Described in the directory as photographic artist & printer. According to Heathcote he was also a portrait painter.
HEATH, H I
Listed by Cory at Rampant Horse Street, Norwich, 1894.
Probably soon after this, and certainly before 1900, Howard Heath sold the business to Edgar Wilkinson (q.v.) for £200. (Information based on a 'Norfolk Chronicle' report, 21st November 1908, found by Paul Godfrey.)
HEUGH, E J
2 Theatre Street, Norwich
Named in a T Smith & Sons advertisement as the last photographer to occupy the studio at 4 London Road, Lynn, before they took it over in 1885.
HICKOX, Herbert Edward
Paul Godfrey draws attention to Herbert Hickox, who was living in Great
HOGAN & Davies
Marine Parade, Gorleston
40 & 41 Arcade, Yarmouth
Paul Godfrey draws attention to the Hollowell family, who were beach photographers in Great Yarmouth. The business was first run by Charles (originally from London) and his wife Emma (who was probably the daughter of John Sewell Johnson [q.v.]). The pitch was later worked by their son, Samuel, who is believed to have been the last of the town's beach photographers. Paul Godfrey has found a reference to a signalling system used between father and son in about 1900, whereby Charles could indicate that a customer had been found and instruct how many plates
needed to be coated. This suggests they were using the wet collodion process at a remarkably late date.
HOOPER, Edwin C
Ran a studio in Holt and is known only from a cabimet print dating from the very early years of the 20th century.
HOROLD, Harry William
Believed to be a misprint for Harry William Harold, above.
HOWARD & Tansley
Augusta Street, Sheringham
HOWARD, Thomas William
HN1863, HN1872, KN1875, HN1877
He is also described as a printer (HN1863, HN1872, HN1877) and as the proprietor of a gas works (HN1863).
HOWES, Miss Ethel Gertrude, & Co
2a Davey Place, Norwich
White Hart Lane, Swaffham
More information about Howes can be found on the 'Early Norfolk Photographs' website.
HOWES, Robert William
Stafford Street, Norwich
High Street, Dereham
KN1888, WN1890, KN1892
Church Street, Dereham
3 Church Street, Dereham
3 & 5 Church Street, Dereham
Present at the Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom, 1897.
HOWIE, Adcock &
85 Upper Giles Street, Norwich
85 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich
HUBBARD, Sidney J
Everitt recounts that Hubbard spent four years as a professional photographer between 1910 and the outbreak of the First World War. He was based at Virginia Cottage, Great Melton, where he developed and printed his glass-plate negatives without the aid of running water. He didn't return to photography after the war.
HUDSON, George B
See note to George Bradford Hudson, below.
HUDSON, George Bradfield
‘Bradfield’ is probably an error. See note to George Bradford Hudson, below.
HUDSON, George Bradford
Though it is possible that there were up to three different but related Hudsons, it seems rather more likely that there was one. Only George Bradford Hudson has been found in the censuses for 1871 and 1881. (In 1881 his occupation was given as ironmonger.)
Alborough was an alternative spelling of Aldborough.
City Portrait Rooms, 17 Davey Place, Norwich
17 Davey Place, Norwich
5 Davey Place, Norwich
WN1864, MN1867, HN1868, KN1869
Davey Place, Norwich
City Portrait Rooms, Davey Place, Norwich
The slightly differing versions of the address probably indicate a studio at number 17 until about 1863, and a studio at number 5 thereafter. According to Cory, Huggins continued in business until around 1872.
HN1868, KN1869, HN1872, KN1875
A photographer, the erection of whose studio failed to comply with the requirements of King's Lynn's Commissioners of Paving, as reported in 'The Norfolk News', 6th April 1867.
Burlington Buildings, Orford Place, Norwich
JARROLD & Sons Ltd
London Street & Exchange Street, Norwich
The site is now occupied by the company’s department store.
28 St Peter's Road, Yarmouth
Market Place & Exchange Street, Norwich
In 'The Norfolk News', 25th October 1862, Jeary announced that he had erected a photographic studio 'on top of' his Exchange Street premises, His advertisement in HN1863 boasts that he ‘fearlessly invites comparison with any in the world’. On the evidence of trade directories, Jeary’s career seems to have been short, though his reputation lasted a little longer (for Herr L Kiesling was listed at Jeary's Photographic Rooms, Exchange Street, Norwich, KN1865). The rooftop studio was the focus of a 'Norfolk News' advertisement on 31st October 1868: 'A photographic gallery for sale, now standing on R Jeary's house, corner of the Market place, Norwich. It is complete with floor, &c., and easily taken down. Price £15, cost £57 four years back.'
JENNINGS, Burgess &
Queen Street, Norwich
JENNINGS, Henry Constantine
Queen Street, Norwich
HN1877, KN1879, HAM1879
Last listed at 1 Queen Street, Norwich, by Cory, c1881.
JEWSON’s Photographic Works
King Street, Lynn
Presumably the same as A E Jewson, below.
JEWSON, A E
20 King Street, Lynn
Also a publisher of local postcard views.
JOHNSON, John Sewell
Church Plain & Row 42, Yarmouth
KN1879, KN1883, KN1888
Paul Godfrey reports the probability that Johnson's daughter, Emma, married Charles Hollowell, a Yarmouth beach photographer.
JOHNSON, Richard James
High Street, Downham
WN1890, KN1896, KN1900, KN1904, KN1908
An 1890s carte mount describes Johnson as ‘Portrait & Landscape Photographer, Watchmaker & Electrician’.
Exchange Street, Attleborough
Exchange Street, Attleborough
Bridge Street, St George's, Norwich
HN1863, WN1864, MN1867, HN1868, KN1869, HN1872
Moon & Stars Yard, Colegate Street, Norwich
Duke Street, Norwich
Juba’s photographic career may not have been continuous, for an ‘E Juba, ticket writer’, is recorded at the Bridge Street address in KN1865.
Cory lists him back in Norwich at Moon & Stars Yard from 1877.
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