Directory of Early Photographers in Leicestershire E - G
Heathcote gives a detailed account of his career. Formerly a book-keeper and a coal merchant, Eastham took up photography by 1845, operating initially in various Lancashire towns, before making excursions further afield. After a purpose-built ‘Temple of Arts’ studio in Blackpool ended in bankruptcy in 1854, he set up in business in Leicester. His studio at 26 Gallowtree Gate was in operation from March to July 1855. His later career included periods in Yorkshire and London, before he settled in Manchester, where he continued into the 1880s.
EDWARDS, William B
KL 1904 expands the address to ‘1 Moat Road, Evington, Leicester’.
ELLIOTT, Mrs S
FIELD, John M
See entry for J Paterson, who apparently (according to BEL 1902) succeeded Field at (presumably) 108 Humberstone Road, Leicester.
FINK, Mrs Harriett
See also Mrs Jane Fink, below.
FINK, Isaac Thomas
‘Toy dealer and photographer’ in DL 1861. Fink is also listed as a picture frame maker in HL 1870. See also ‘Isaac Kirk’.
FINK, Mrs Jane
But the street directory and commercial directory sections of WRLR 1878 both list Mrs Harriet Fink, photographer, at this address.
‘Fink’s’ seems more likely.
Photographer, bookseller and stationer of 18 Granby Street, Leicester, who advertised his 'newly erected Glass Room' and his collodion portraits in The Leicester Chronicle, 12th September 1857.
13 Rutland Street, Leicester. She advertised her 'Photographic Likenesses' (with the heading: 'To Ladies!') in the 'Leicestershire Mercury' during the summer and autumn of 1856.
FISH, Robert Russell
FISH, Ward Robert
Acted as assistant to his father, Robert Russell Fish (above) in the studio in Rutland Street, Leicester. The 'Leicester Journal' of 20th April 1866 reported his suicide.
FISHER, Mrs S H
FISHER, Sydney H
‘Painter, gilder & photographer’ in DL 1861.
FOX, John Henry
‘Thos Kemp, manager, … and at London & Birmingham’ (WRLE 1887/8). ‘(T Kemp)’ (WRLR 1889/90).
‘Optician & photographer’.
‘Printer, bookseller, stationer & portrait & landscape photographer’ in BEL 1902.
FROST, Robert H
‘Photographer & artist’ in BEL 1888. Also a picture frame maker, according to WRLR 1894 & WRLE 1899.
He evidently ran an earlier studio than either of those listed above: his advertisement in WLO 1887 names ‘Forest Road Studio’, which is overprinted with: ‘Removed to 19 Church Gate’.
His entry in Pike (1892) includes: 'Mr Frost's methods are quite on a par with the excellence of his work. He spares no pains in endeavouring to secure a correct likekess and prides himself on his ability to give everyone satisfaction. His charges are not extravagant.... He makes a speciality of cartes de visite, cabinet portraits and hand-painted reproductions, all of which are turned out in an artistic manner. In what is perhaps one of the most difficult branches of photography, viz., the taking of children's likenesses, Mr Frost has made quite a reputation.'
GAUNT, George, & Son
GILLETT, H E
GLOBE Distributing Co
GRANT, A G
GREAT BRITAIN Art CO
He may be the same William Greaves as appears below. But the two Greaves addresses in KL 1891 and WRLR 1894 are listed separately and without cross-reference.
See also William Greaves, above. His advertisement in WRLE 1892 refers to the studio as the ‘Excelsior Galleries’ and offers ‘Art Photography in all its branches from cartes-de-visite to life size, including Platinotype Photos. Strict attention paid to outdoor photography. Wedding and family groups on the shortest notice. Every accommodation for dressing. Special terms to professionals. Studio on ground floor.’ BEL 1902 also refers to ‘Excelsior Galleries’.
GREEN, Samuel James
GREEN, Samuel James,Vann &
See also Edward Griffiths, below.
See also Edward Griffith, above. KL 1891 omits ‘Curzon Street’.
GRIFFITHS, James Robert
He was in business by 1885, being described as 'artist photographer' in the death notice of his wife, Mary Ann, in 'The Leicester Chronicle', 10th January 1885.
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