English Photographers – A.

Abraham, G P – Keswick, Cumberland  -1873-1894-

Adams & Stilliard – Southampton, Hampshire  -1875-1890-

Adams, James & Co – Birmingham, Warwickshire  -1862-1867-

Aegena, Henri  (Royal Italian Studio) – Could be Thetford in Norfolk, as he was noted there in the 1883 Directory for Norfolk  -1883-

Aland & Co – Camberwell, Surrey, London S E  -1881-1893-

Albion Studio – Exeter, Devon  -1881-1893-

Alderslade, J E – Newport, Isle of Wight  -1875-

Alexander, J – Halifax, Yorkshire, West Riding  -1870-1893-

Alexandra Photographic Co’y – Bedford, Bedfordshire  -1880-

Alexandra Photographic Co. – Oldham & Ashton under Lyne c1884-

Allan, G T – Ramsgate, Kent  -1878-1895-    (sitter -1883-died 19 July ’85)

Allcorn, A -Oxford    -1895-

Allen, C S – Tenby, Wales  -1881-1895-

Allen, R & Son Ltd – Nottingham  -1876-1893-

Allen, W(illiam) J(oseph) – Mansfield, Notts  -1881-185/6   (In Worksop -1895-1900-)

American General Photographic Company – Hanley    -1888- J. Jewell was the proprietor at some time but dates not yet established

American Pho’phic Studio – Landport, Hampshire  (date unknown)

Amey, W V – Landport, Hampshire  -1875-1898-

Ancrum & Son – Gateshead, Co. Durham  -1879-1897-

Anderson, J. – Welshpool  -1889-1890-

Andrews – Maryport  & Wigton, Cumberland  -1894-

Andrews, H – Carlisle, Cumberland  -1879-

Angel, Owen – Exeter, Devon  -1866-1893-

Angle, S(idney) B(utler) – Cochester, Essex  -1882-1886-

Anglo-German Studio – Brighton, Sussex  (date unknown)

Antill, C – Loughborough, Leicestershire  (date unknown)

Appleby, Robert – Spalding, Lincolnshire  (date unknown)

Appleton & Co – Bradford, Yorkshire  -1861-1895-

Appleton, N – Reading, Berkshire  -1887-

Archer, Argent A – London EC    -1888-1891-

Argall, Fred – Truro, Cornwall  -1881-1895-

Arthur, W – Hull, Yorkshire  (date unknown)

Ash, Fred – Bolton         -1895-1905-  (also in Blackpool -1905-)

Ash, Wm. – Newington Causeway, Surrey  -1881-1887-

Ashford brothers – no information as yet

Ashley, J – Retford, Nottinghamshire  -1876-1885-

Ashmore, J -Erewash (Derbyshire?)  (date unknown)

Atkinson, W – Eastbourne, Sussex  (date unknown)

Attwood, W S – London N  -1871-1880-

Attwood, T – Birmingham, Warwickshire  -1873-1879-

Audas, W – Grimsby, Lincolnshire  -1880-1892-

Auguste, F. & Co’y -York   -1879-1883- (Mini-Biography available)

Averill, Mr & Miss – Nottingham  -1869-1871-

Avery, J J – London    established 1879-1902- (thanks to Maggie for establishment date of studio)

Avison & Co – York  (date unknown)

Ayliffe – Surbiton -1878-

26 thoughts on “English Photographers – A.

  1. Hi Christine – I’ve just rediscovered this excellent blog, and your huge list, which includes a number of Derbyshire photographers. I’d like to get in touch by email regarding these, please, if you wouldn’t mind emailing me gluepot@gmail.com. Regards and best wishes, Brett Payne

  2. 30) I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  3. I have an old family photo taken by JJ Avery naming three studios in London ; Kingsland, Upper Holloway and Poplar, and giving date of establishment as 1879.

  4. I have just come across this marvellous source which is so useful. My question: I have a photograph of a gentleman and written on the front is Auguste & May, Artists and Photographers – York. Do you think it likely that this is the same company as Auguste F & Co’y York – perhaps as the business expanded or took on partners the name changed. I feel it is likely as the name and spelling of Auguste is unusual. If I could find the date Auguste and May started up, it may help to date my photo. Thanks Carole

  5. Hello

    Does anyone have or know the whereabouts of photos by the Victorian photographers Glendening Brothers of Bourne, LIncolnshire who in about 1882 moved to Muswell Hill? If so I’d love to hear from you. I’ve seen a few portrait photos as well as a couple of landscape views


  6. I have a photograph apparently of my 2xgreat grandfather’s brother – “Blind Andy” – its the only name reference. Sadly I can’t find any other reference to Andrew in the family search so far. The photo card has R.G.D. Hood Grange Studio Grangemouth on the front, circa in the mid/late 1800s. Now there’s a Grangemouth in Scotland but all the family are from Northern Ireland. Do you have any references to a R.G.D. Hood?

    1. RGD Hood operated from Lumley Street in Grangemouth and his studio, which was of timber and weatherboard construction, was moved by horses around the corner into Talbot Street where it remained until the mid 20th centur. Grangemouth being a major Scottish Port with the Forth and Clyde canal and extensive docks would have seen many different nationalities passing through it. Check out Old Grangemouth in Pictures on Facebook for the photos of the studio which have been posted.

      1. Thanks for the Grangemouth info, Bill, I’ll add a link from this blog to the site

      2. Thanks Bill, I found Andrew’s brother, John Woods (1862) in the 1891/1901 Scottish Census living in Canal St with his wife & 3 boys. I have Andrew born 1866 and he looks 10-16 in the photo making it around the 1880s, so now I’m trying to pin down the date range RGD Hood operated to see if this fits.

  7. Hi, I also have a photo by F.Auguste&Co (on the back is a printed signiture followed by the words artisia Photographers York

    Unfotunatly I cannot date the photograph either. Would be great to know when he was in business.



    1. James,

      Have trawled a few of the later directories (1893, 1913 ) for Yorkshire but still cannot find a mention of F. Auguste & Co. From the example of his work that I have, I would guess he was around in the 18770s/1880s at least. However, the photograph on this cdv is of a young man, whoase clothing gives few clues as to when the photo was taken. If the photo had been of a woman, her costume would have made it easier to date. As the card on which the photo is mounted is quite thin and the design fairly restrained, perhaps the 1870s is the best guess.

      1. I’ve now found Auguste, Frederick & Co 28 Micklegate York is listed in an 1881 trade directory. It also seems he operated in Newcastle Under Lyme too. Not sure if this was before or after that though.

      2. Really love your blog – it’s been so helpful. have a family photo of a woman by F. Auguste & Co Artists & Photographers 73 Union Terrace, York so I guess they moved around!

        Unfortunately I don’t yet have a date but I can post it if you are interested. Thanks

      3. Would love to see a copy and yes, photographers did seem to re
        locate every so often. Will let you know if I find any more info.
        Regards, Christine

  8. Hello,
    I have a family photograph of a young man in a soldiers
    uniform taken at Le Tourneaux photographers Salford.
    I think this would be in the first world war, He was possibly
    a William Porter if so he married my Grandmothers half sister.
    Iwondered if ther may be any more of the same family
    as I know nothing about them.

    1. Helen,
      the latest year that I have found for Le Tourneaux’s Salford studio is 1911, so it is quite possible that they were still around in 1914-1918. Unfortunately most photographs were never inscribed with a name or suggested relationships.

      The only way in which you would find other family members related to William Porter is to search, either on-line, or in person, through census material, parish registers or national indexes of births, deaths and marriages.
      Christine Hibbert

  9. Our history group are looking to date a series of photographs taken in Wetwang East Yorkshire and the surrounding area about 1900 by a photographer beleved called Lister. All the photographs are marker Lister’s Series with numbers in the one thousands ie 1006 etc. Can you help?

    1. Don’t know if you’re still interested in this. Recently found in an auction job lot some pages from an album with the name H or N K Lister with the date 1889. Subjects are topographical and family. No numbers, but he has captioned many of his photographs. Main areas seem to be N Midlands, S Yorks and S Lancs eg Chorley Hall Farm, Witherslack, Drinkwater Park, Ghyll Grange, Keighley. I shall be putting these on Ebay next week so have a look to see if this is the same style as ‘your’ man.

    2. That’s really interesting, I have 2 family photographs taken in Withernwick (near Hull) of the Dunn family by R.H Lister 65 WaterlooStreet, Hull. I think they may be a bit earlier than yours as they don’t have anything on the back. Happy to post them on here if anyone interested. Can’t find anything out about the photographer though there is a book about Hull and Beverly Victorian photographers but sadly it’s out of print.

  10. i wonder if you could find theinformationabout this photographername is j.e .thompson used to be in 31king st west hammersmith london i found an old photograph of alady&this adress was on the back of the address, at the bottom of the photo a message says negatives can be had at any time i live in the south pacific in fiji its a picture of a lady maybe early17 or 18oo

    1. Mary,
      Many thanks for the query about J E Thompson. I will check him out and get back to you as soon as possible.

      Regards, Christine Hibbert

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: