Directory of Early Photographers in Leicestershire, W - Z
The studio is referred to as the Prince of Wales Portrait Rooms in his LTP 1870 advertisement.
WAGSTAFF, Mrs Elizabeth
The Norman Street business is referred to in WRLE 1887/8 as ‘photographer & shopkeeper’.
Noted in the 1901 census as photographer and picture framer at 217 Belgrave Gate, Leicester. Aucott places him at Bridge House, Northampton Road, Market Harborough, in December 1892. By 1911 he was operating in Aston, Birmingham. For his earlier career in King's Lynn, see the Norfolk directory.
Identified by Heathcote as a piano dealer and restorer of paintings, who ventured into photography in 1854-1855.
WARD, Henry M
BEL 1902 has: ‘photographer, artist, trade enlarger, and dealer in photographic materials.’
Thomas Warwick, printer, shares the LTP 1870 address.
WARWICK, William Henry
‘Photographer and picture framer’ in WRLE 1887/8.
See entry for A H Taylor Limited, where Watson was manager for a time.
WEALE, WOOD, & Co
WEATHERLEY, Arthur, & Co
WELLS & Co
‘Stationers & photographic artists’.
These entries seem likely to refer to Seth Ellis Wells, below. But the possibility of a Seth G Wells, also below, should not be entirely discounted.
WELLS, Seth Ellis
Also referred to in WRLR 1878 as stationer and fancy goods dealer.
WELLS, Seth G
‘Photographer & newsagent.’ It’s tempting to suspect that this could be a mistake for ‘Seth E Wells’, above. But two generations of the same family are also possible.
‘Photographer & picture frame maker’ in BUL 1867; ‘printer, photographer &C’ in HL 1870.
WILLIAMS, Samuel Anthony Cox
WILSON, James Herbert
BEL 1902: ‘Cricket and football groups a speciality.’ The Coalville and Market Street premises are listed separately in KL 1908, as if they belonged to different pratitioners. But Jeff Morgan reports a Wilson mount that names both studios, thereby removing any doubt.
‘Artist & photographer’ in WRLE 1887/8. His advertisement in BEL 1888 gives the address as ‘Garden Studio, 82 High Street’. WRLE 1899 omits ‘Knighton’.
WILSON, John William
WOOD, Henry M
WOOD, WEALE & Co
WOODWARD, Thomas Henry
WOOLDRIDGE, William Philip
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