Prices in Leicestershire, 1867



Advertisements in Buchanan’s Directory of Leicester & Midland Towns, 1867 provide useful information about the cost of studio visits in the county. These prices are mentioned in the entries for individual photographers, but are brought together here to allow comparisons to be made.



E C Allee (Leicester):

‘Carte de visite portraits taken on the premises: Two for 2s 6d; Six – 4s 6d; Twelve – 7s 6d.’



John William Burton & Sons (Leicester):

‘Cartes de visite, 10 for Ten Shillings; 24 for One Guinea, 2 Poses.’



Henry Hancock (Leicester):

‘One portrait – 1s. Three portraits – 2s 6d. Six portraits – 4s 6d. Twelve ditto, two Positions – 6s 6d.’



Thomas Johnson (Leicester):

‘Carte de visite portraits: First Copy - £0.2.6; Subsequent copies - £0.1.0; 10 Copies, in 2 positions - £0.10.0; 24 Copies, in 2 positions - £1.0.0.’



Jonathan Lowe (Loughborough):

‘Cartes de visite taken in the best style. Two copies for 2s 6d; six for 5s; twelve for 8s. The new cabinet portrait for 12 shillings.’



John and Thomas Spencer (Leicester):

‘Revised Prices for Photographic Portraits – Cartes de Visite 12 for 10s 6d. Larger sizes on equally moderate terms.’




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