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.

 

HAMMOND, Margaret

 

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


Elmham

KN1912, KN1916

 

HANNANT, S William

 

Market Place, Swaffham

KN1904, KN1916

 

HARMER, Mr

 

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

 

Stoke Ferry               

KN1892, KN1900, KN1904, KN1908, AN1916

 

Bridge Road, Stoke Ferry

KN1912, KN1916

 

‘Harry William Horold’ of Stoke Ferry, KN1896, must be the same photographer misspelt.

 

HARRISON, Edwin

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'.

 

HATCH, Henry

 

71 Harley Road, New Town, Yarmouth       

KN1904

 

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

WN1854

 

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         

KN1912, KN1916

 

HEWITT

 

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 Yarmouth in 1901 and 1902. He may well have been an itinerant/beach photographer. He was certainly a photographic innovator, who was granted a series of patents relating to the ferrotype process. For more details, see separate studio note.

 

HILTON, Edward

 

Esplanade, Hunstanton

KN1904, KN1908

 

HOGAN & Davies

 

Marine Parade, Gorleston       

KN1908

 

40 & 41 Arcade, Yarmouth

KN1908 

 

HOLLOWELL

 

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.

 

HORN, James

 

Northwold      

WN1890

 

HOROLD, Harry William

 

Stoke Ferry

KN1896

 

Believed to be a misprint for Harry William Harold, above.

 

HOWARD & Tansley

 

Augusta Street, Sheringham     

KN1908

 

HOWARD, Thomas William

 

Buttlands, Wells

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         

KN1904

 

HOWES, James

 

White Hart Lane, Swaffham       

WN1883

 

More information about Howes can be found on the 'Early Norfolk Photographs' website.

 

HOWES, Robert William

 

Stafford Street, Norwich

EN1883

 

High Street, Dereham        

KN1888, WN1890, KN1892

 

Church Street, Dereham

KN1896, KN1900

 

3 Church Street, Dereham

TC1901

 

3 & 5 Church Street, Dereham

KN1904

 

Present at the Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom, 1897.

 

HOWIE, Adcock &


85 Upper Giles Street, Norwich

KN1888

 

HOWIE, D

 

85 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich

WN1890

 

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

 

Alborough      

KN1875

 

See note to George Bradford Hudson, below.

 

HUDSON, George Bradfield

 

Alborough

KN1869

 

‘Bradfield’ is probably an error.  See note to George Bradford Hudson, below.

 

HUDSON, George Bradford

 

Alborough      

KN1879

 

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.

 

HUGGINS, John

 

City Portrait Rooms, 17 Davey Place, Norwich

KN1858

 

17 Davey Place, Norwich

HN1863

 

5 Davey Place, Norwich

WN1864, MN1867, HN1868, KN1869

 

Davey Place, Norwich

KN1865

 

City Portrait Rooms, Davey Place, Norwich         

NH1866

 

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.

 

HUNWICK, John

 

Ditchingham   

HN1868, KN1869, HN1872, KN1875

 

HUNT, Mr

 

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.

 

HYAM, Frederick

 

Burlington Buildings, Orford Place, Norwich

KN1916

 

JARROLD & Sons Ltd

 

London Street & Exchange Street, Norwich         

JN1911, JN1914

 

The site is now occupied by the company’s department store.

 

JAQUIERY, Joseph

 

28 St Peter's Road, Yarmouth

WN1883, WN1890

 

JEARY, R

 

Market Place & Exchange Street, Norwich

HN1863

 

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

KN1875

 

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    

SL1914

 

Presumably the same as A E Jewson, below.

 

JEWSON, A E

 

20 King Street, Lynn    

KN1912, KN1916

 

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’.

 

JOHNSON, Thomas

 

Litcham            

WN1883

 

JOHNSON Brothers

 

Exchange Street, Attleborough

KN1908, KN1912

 

JOHNSON, William

 

Exchange Street, Attleborough

KN1904

 

JUBA Edmund

 

Bridge Street, St George's, Norwich         

HN1863, WN1864, MN1867, HN1868, KN1869, HN1872

 

Aylsham

KN1875

 

Moon & Stars Yard, Colegate Street, Norwich

WN1883

 

Duke Street, Norwich         

EN1883

 

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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