Henry Ellingworth of Oakham

 

 

Unlike many photographers, whose advertisements changed little over the years, Ellingworth readily

revised his sales pitch. Three full-page advertisements for his music and photography business serve

to illustrate the point.

 

 

Matkin’s Oakham Almanack, 1904:

 

MELTON ROAD, OAKHAM

H. ELLINGWORTH

BEGS TO ANNOUNCE THAT HE HAS

REMOVED TO BETTER AND LARGER PREMISES

(ONLY TWO DOORS FROM OLD SHOP).

 

H, E. thanks his numerous customers for their kind support during the past fourteen years, and hopes for a continuance of their favours.

 

Musical Instruments and Fittings

OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.

COPYRIGHT MUSIC to order, 4s. for 1s. 6d.

 

PIANOS(any make) to order.

VERY CHEAP FOR CASH!

LESSONS on the Piano, Violin & Mandoline by MISS ELLINGWORTH.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

WELL-LIGHTED STUDIO,

Fitted with every convenience for producing Good Work.

Prices to suit all Classes.

 

Please Note the Address:

H. ELLINGWORTH.

Music Seller & Photographer, Melton Rd., Oakham

  

Matkin’s Oakham Almanack, 1905:

 

THE RIGHT PLACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK

OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, IS

H. ELLINGWORTH’S

PHOTOGRAPHER

MUSIC SELLER, &C.,

MELTON ROAD, OAKHAM.

Enlargements, Miniatures, Copying, Framing, Post Cards.

 

Developing, Printing and Finishing for Amateurs,

 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND FITTINGS of every description.

MUSIC SUPPLIED FOR PARTIES AND DANCES.

 

TOWN CRIER & BILL-POSTER.

 

(This advertisement includes an illustration showing part of Ellingworth’s studio. The quality is not

good, but the following are discernible: a draped camera on a heavy revolving tripod; a reflector on

a much lighter tripod; a backcloth showing a curtain and a half-open lattice window to the side; a

carpet in front of the backcloth; a small side table; a carved wooden chair; what may be the tall back

of a cane chair, a table bearing assorted items, including an early gramophone; various mounted

images.)

 

 

Matkin’s Oakham Almanack, 1907:

 

H. ELLINGWORTH,

PHOTOGRAPHER

MUSIC SELLER, &C.,

MELTON ROAD, OAKHAM.

 

EVERY DESCRIPTION OF

PHOTOGRAPHY.

Cabinets, from 7/6 dozen; 4/- half-dozen.       C.D.V. from 3/6 dozen;

2/- half-dozen.      Groups & Views, from 12/- dozen; 6/- half-dozen.

Your Photograph on Post-Cards, 3/- dozen.

ENLARGEMENTS: Framed or Unframed at Lowest Prices.

 

Violins, from 5/-.     Violin Bow & Case, from 12/6.

Mandolines, from 10/-

Melodeons, from 5/-, 6/-, 7/6, 10/-

Mouth Organs, best brands, from 6d. to 7/-

My Noted Brand, 4˝d. and 6d.

Music Cases.    Music Stands.    Strings and Fittings.

 

Gramophones, from 12/6.

COME AND HEAR THEM! ALL MAKES OF DISC RECORDS IN STOCK.

 

PICTORIAL POST-CARDS.

THOUSANDS IN STOCK OF EVERY VARIETY.    Seven for 6d.

 

TOWN CRIER AND BILL-POSTER.

 

 

 

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