EARLY SUFFOLK PHOTOGRAPHERS - D-E

 

 

DAMANT, A W

 

Debenham

KS1896, KS1900, KS1904, KS1908

 

DARBY, Alfred

Smallgate Street, Beccles

KS1879, KS1883, WS1885, KS1888, KS1892, KS1896, KS1900, TC1901, IDT1906/7, AS1916

 

15 Smallgate Street, Beccles

KS1904, KS1908, KS1916, KS1912

 

He is referred to as ‘A(lfred) Darby junior’ by KS1879, KS1883, KS1888, KS1892, KS1896, KS1900 and KS1904. ‘A Derby’, rather than ‘Alfred Darby’ is used by KS1900, TC1901, KS1904, IDT1906/7 and AS1916. See also Alfred Darby and Arthur Derby, below.

 

DARBY, Alfred

 

2 Albany Terrace, New Ingate Road, Beccles

WS1885

 

He may be a different practitioner from Alfred Darby, above; or he may represent a separate entry for a second studio of the same photographer.

 

DARBY, Arthur

 

Beccles

WS1892

 

This is the only record found of an Arthur Darby, and it appears in a directory that includes no Alfred. An error seems possible. But it’s possible, too, that one or more of the ‘A Darby’ entries, listed under Alfred Derby of Smallgate Street, above, could refer to an Alfred.

 

DAVIES, Hogan &

 

Marine Parade, Gorleston; 40 & 41 Arcade, Yarmouth

KN1908

 

DEAN, Henry

11, Ipswich Street, Bury

WS1874 

DEAZELEY, John

 

Ipswich Street, Stowmarket

KS1865

 

Photographic historian Marcel Safier reports that Deazeley emigrated to Australia in 1873. Further details of his career in both hemispheres can be found at Marcel’s website. Deazeley was something of a sportsman and was particularly known as a runner. A court report relating to one of his planned races ('Ipswich Journal' 31st August 1872) states that he had already spent some time in Australia, so his 1873 emigration represented a return to the country. 

 

DEBENHAM, Arthur

 

32 Carr Street, Ipswich

KS1892

 

It seems natural to wonder about a connection with Edwin and Samuel Debenham (below), but David Gobbitt points out that the most obvious candidate for a connection, Samuel's son, Arthur (1845-1936), appears to have been practising on the Isle of Wight at the time KS1892 was being prepared. 

 

DEBENHAM, Edwin

 

1844-1925. He came from Bury St Edmunds and was the son of Samuel, below. David Gobbitt has found evidence of him working in partnership with Walter Azemberg Smith (q.v.) in Southampton, Hampshire, in the 1880s (partnership dissolved: September 1887). But no record has yet been discovered of him working in Suffolk.

 

DEBENHAM, Samuel

 

1807-1877. David Gobbitt identifies him as a photographer who originated from Bury St Edmunds, but has found no evidence of him operating in Suffolk.

 

DELANY & Co

 

London Road, Lowestoft

HN1868

 

London Road South, Lowestoft

MS1868

 

According to LJ/IR, the business was taken over by Henry Bevan in 1874.

 

DELANY, Ernest

 

2 Elizabeth Terrace, London Road, Lowestoft

KS1865

 

2 Linden Villas, London Road South, Lowestoft

KS1869

 

DEXTER & Dexter

 

26 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe

KS1908, CF1909

 

Referred to as ‘Dexter & Sons, Felixstowe’ on the mount of a photograph dated 1907. W S Dexter & Sons was operating in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, until 1904. See Norfolk directory.

 

DICKS. Frank

 

Melford Road, Sudbury

KS1908

 

54 North Street, Sudbury

KS1912, KS1912

 

DOWNES,Cundall and, & Co

 

49 Abbeygate Street, Bury

KS1865, MS1868

 

DOWNING, F

 

Ipswich Road, Stowmarket

KS1858

 

DOWSING, Channing Fairhead

 

Double Street, Framlingham

KS1908, KS1912, KS1916

 

DRAKE, C

 

A Stowmarket photographer whose new method for producing lantern slides was reported in the 'Ipswich Journal' 22nd February 1862. The report does not make clear whether he was an amateur or a professional.

 

DRAKE, James William

 

Station Road, Beccles

KS1896, TC1901

 

DRAPER, William

 

Bridge Street, Bungay

KS1888

 

DREW, Frederick William

 

26 Cornhill, Bury

KS1916

 

Referred to as 'Drew's Imperial Studio , Cornhill' on a mount in the possession of Ann Green.

 

DRIVER, James

 

10 Handford Road, Ipswich

WS1874

 

8 Handford Road, Ipswich

KS1875

 

65 St Matthew's Street, Ipswich

KS1879 SI1881, KS1883, SI1885, WS1885

 

61 St Matthew's Street, Ipswich

KS1888

 

63 St Matthew's Street, Ipswich

JI1890 WS1892, KS1892, SI1894 KS1896

 

Referred to as ‘J(ames) Driver junior’ in WS1874, KS1875 and KS1879.

 

DUPREZ, Louis

 

Tavern Street, Ipswich

KS1896

 

24 Butter Market, Ipswich

KS1900

 

DURRANT, Seymour J

 

St Nicholas' Street, Ipswich

HS1873

 

7 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich

WS1874

 

12 St Nicholas' Street, Ipswich

SI1885

 

20 Falcon Street, Ipswich

KS1888

 

20 St Peter's Street, Ipswich

JI1890, KS1892, WS1892, SI1894

 

An advertisement in the 'Ipswich Journal', 13th July 1888, implies that he has been in business for 20 years. See also Durrent, below.

 

DURRENT, Seymour Jonas

 

7 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich

KS1869, KS1875, KS1879

 

See also Durrant, above.

 

EARLAND, William Henry

 

101 St Helen's Street, Ipswich

KI1912, KI1913, KS1912, KI1914, KI1915, KS1916, AS1916, KI1918

 

EAST Anglia Portrait Co

 

176 High Street, Lowestoft

KS1908, KS1912, KS1916, AS1916

 

EDGAR & Co

 

149 London Road South, Kirkley, Lowestoft

KS1900, TC1901, KS1904, IDT1906/7, KS1908, KS1912, KS1916

 

151 London Road South, Kirkley, Lowestoft

KS1908, KS1912, KS1916

 

TC1901, IDT1906/7 & KS1912 omit Kirkley from the address.

 

EDWARDS, Bertie H

 

London Road, Brandon

KS1904, KS1908

 

EDWARDS, C

 

Worked in Beccles in 1865. An advertisement in 'The Norfolk News', 12th July 1856, announced that he would be prolonging his stay for a short time. He seems likely to be the Charles Edwards who settled in Great Yarmouth (for whom, see the Norfolk directory).

 

EMENY & Sons

 

8 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury

KS1904, IDT1906/7 KS1908, KS1912

 

also at Walton & Felixstowe

IDT1906/7

 

High Street, Walton

AS1916

 

AS1916 appends merely ‘& Son’. See also Charles John Emeny, below. IDT1906/7 would seem to suggest that all Emeny - and Emery - entries are, in fact, linked. According to Malster, one of the sons was Clement Emeny, who succeeded his father in the Felixstowe studio and eventually retired in 1950.

 

EMENY, C F

 

8 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury

AS1916

 

See also Emery.

 

EMENY, Charles John

 

The Beach, Felixstowe

KS1883, SI1885, JI1890, SI1894

 

Walton

KS1883, WS1885, KS1888, WS1892, KS1892, KS1896, KS1900, KS1904

 

Felixstowe

KS1888, WS1892

 

High Street, Walton

JI1890, SI1894, TC1901, IDT1906/7, KS1908, KS1912, KS1916

 

The Studio, Beach, Felixstowe,

TC1901, IDT1906/7

 

High Street, Felixstowe

CF1909

 

According to Malster, Charles Emeny was taking photographs by 1867, as a young man of eighteen. When a Royal Naval Air Station was established at Felixstowe in 1913, Charles secured the interest of some of the officers and became one of the earliest photographers to take pictures from the air.

 

EMENY, Clement

 

Felixstowe. See 'Emeny & Sons', above.

 

EMERSON, Peter Henry

 

Emerson (1856-1936) was not a studio photographer, but, as an important historical figure, is included for his links with Suffolk. A champion of the naturalistic approach to photography, he became noted for his photographs of East Anglian Scenery and Life. After holidaying in the area, he moved to Southwold, where he lived c1885-1891. He lived in or near Lowestoft during the second half of the 1890s, and returned to Suffolk briefly in 1925, living at Somerleyton. Much of his photographic exploration of the Norfolk Broads was undertaken during the Southwold period.

 

EMERY, Charles F

 

8 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury

KS1916

 

See C F Emeny, above.

 

EMUSS, Frederick William

 

Crescent House Studio, Halesworth

KS1896

 

 

 

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