viernes, 1 de noviembre de 2013 Photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840 to 1940 their photographs, their studios and their customers


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  Photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840 to 1940their photographs, their studios and their customers

Was your ancestor a photographer? If so, find out more  

Want to date your old family photographs?
do try our DIY    Photo Dating Wizard    unique & guaranteed

Get information from the world’s largest collection of British and Irish carte de visite photographs and trade directories. 

Hand coloured cartes de visite by E T Church, Belfast 1Hand coloured cartes de visite by E T Church, Belfast 2
 Two hand coloured cartes de visite by E T Church, Belfast

Extensive information is available on
  • 33,000 photographers from the Victorian era and later – up to 1940
  • 62,450 studio addresses and dates of operation
  • 6,000 customers (the sitters who posed for them)
  • nearly 50 fascinating biographies – big families, multiple marriages, financial woes and emigration – as well as the odd jail sentence !
  • FREE downloads about various aspects of Victorian photography – with more to follow shortly

The information, much of it unique, is taken from original cartes de visite and cabinet cards in theVictorian Image Collection and from trade directories collected over the last 30 years. Information from other sources such as the UK census is also available.

How can we help you?
If you want to
  • date a family photograph - click here 
  • identify who is in your photograph - click here 
  •      NOTE: we do not hold any photographer’s original records
  • research a photographer in your family tree or see an example of their work – click here
  • find out if we have a picture of your ancestors in our collection - click here
  • read some really interesting biographies of photographers – click here
  • see images of old photographic studios - click here
  • sell your old photographs, albums or cameras – click here
  • obtain images for publication or display - click the Victorian Image Collection panel which is on the left
A small charge is made for some of our services to help maintain the archive of over 200,000 photographs. Thank you.
For further information, please contact us

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