William Rowe’s advertisement in the

Leicestershire Trade Protection Society’s 1870 directory:






82, High Street, Leicester


Operating only himself, and paying no assistants high salaries, whether employed or unemployed,

W.R. can ensure every attention being paid to the wants and wishes of his patrons, and at the

same time guarantee good Portraits at the lowest possible prices for good workmanship.


The following are his terms for the much admired Cartes de Visite:-


For the First Portrait      1/-                   Twelve portraits                                     7/-

Three Portraits              2/6                   Twelve portraits (2 positions)                7/6

Six Portraits                  4/6                   Twenty-five Portraits (3 positions)         15/-


For Groups 6d extra for each additional figure is charged on the whole number ordered.


Large Portraits on equally Reasonable Terms



Portraits delicately finished for Lockets, Brooches, &c.


Specimen Portraits may be seen either at the Studio, or at Mr LAWRENCE’S Bookselling and Stationery

Establishment, 76 & 80, High Street, Leicester.


Photography of Churches, Chapels, Public Buildings, Country Seats, Groups, Pictures, Machinery,

and Manufactured Articles, taken on reasonable terms.




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