Directory of Early Photographers in Leicestershire, M - O
Presumably a mistake for McInnes, below.
See also McInes, above.
McKECHNIE, John B
Noted by Aucott as operating in Hallaton in 1876 and 1880.
MANN, Samuel & Ernest
MANSFIELD Studio Co
WRLR 1906 adds: ‘Archibald Hargrave, mgr.’
MARSHALL, Alfred Henry
MATTHEWS, H & Co
MATTHEWS, Miss Helen
MAYS, F E
An advertisement in The Leicester Journal, 8th February 1856, announces that 'Mr Joseph Merrals, late of Leicester' has formed a partnership with W S Scott to run a studio at 309 Regent Street, London. It may therefore be that Merrals had a Leicester studio at an earlier date.
MIDLAND Photographic Co Ltd
MILLER, W H
See Leicester & London Photographic Company.
WRLR 1878 gives 8 Gladstone Street as Mobbs’ home address. His advertisement in WRLE 1880 draws attention to ‘The Beautiful Rembrandt Portraits’ and reminds patrons that his Central Photographic Rooms ‘are open daily, replete with every modern arrangement for the production of First-Class work’. It offers ‘Cartes de visite of every description, including the much-admired “Rembrandt”. Enlargements up to Life-Size, Finished in Oil or Water-Colour, by first-class Artists.’
Mobbs filed for bankruptcy in 1881 (Leicester Chronicle, 6.8.81). Evidently he resumed his trade a few years later, operating from his home address in Gladstone Street.
Shown in the 1881 census as widower, portrait painter and photographer, living in Belgrave, Leicestershire. He was one of four photographer brothers, and the main part of his career is covered by his entry in the Northamptonshire directory.
MOON, Vice &
‘Booksellers, stationers, printers & photographers’ in BUL 1867.
MOORE, Mrs Agnes
‘Artistic photographer & picture framer’ in BEL 1902. After disappearing from the photographer lists of trade directories, he is listed as a supplier of photographic materials at 47 Friar lane, Leicester, in KL 1908.
MOORE, James Mason
‘Photographic artist & bookseller’ in DL 1861. ‘Bookseller, stationer & photographer’ in WL 1863.
MORLEY, J & Son
MORLEY, M M & Son
MORLEY, Manfred Marshall
‘Photographer & picture framer’ in WRLE 1887/8, where his home address appears to be 6 Belgrave Road.
MORLEY, Marshall David
‘Photographer, artist, and dlr in music, musical instruments and fittings of every description’ in BEL 1902.
MOSSMAN, William Stanley
MUMFORD, Charles William
Frearson records that Mumford worked as assistant to Gulliver Speight (q.v.) in the early years of the 20th century. Bob Hakewill has found him living in the same boarding house as Speight in the 1891 census, aged 19, single and born in Nottingham.
NEAL, John Samuel
NEWMAN, Charles C
After 1902, Newton disappears from the photographer lists in trade directories, but he continues to be listed as a supplier of photographic materials (at 17 King Street, Leicester) until at least 1916.
NICHOLS, George Albert
Aucott records that he ran studios in Croydon (early 1870s) and Hertfordshire (mid 1870s), before settling in Stamford, Lincs, c1879, where he continued to work until his death in 1896. He opened a branch at Bridge House, Northampton Road, Market Harborough, in September 1883 and continued in business in the town until December 1886.
NIELD, F N
Local Historian Elizabeth Wright has a cabinet print from the 1890s by Leonard Norman of Clarendon Studio, Montague Road, Clarendon Park, Leicester. She reports that he was born in 1870 and worked initially as a 'shoe clicker'. In 1893, shortly after his marriage to Elizabeth Carter, he moved to 28 Montague Road. In the 1901 census he is described as 'shopkeeper and picture framer', and his earliest entry in a directory (1906) places him at 30 Montague Road as a picture framer. He subsequently returned to his original trade.
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