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Directory of Early Photographers, Studio Folder, Sawyer and Bird, Norwich and Elsewhere

Sawyer and Bird – towards a bibliography

[This is not a complete or fully checked bibliography; it is, rather, a grouping together of references from various sources. The books have been checked out, and their details can be confirmed. The journal articles are included because they look as if they might be worth following up – but references have been taken on trust, and their accuracy is not vouched for.]

The Autotype Company:

Hannavy, John, Autotype Fine Art Company in Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography, Volume 1 (Routledge, 2007).

Pritchard, Henry Baden, At the Autotype Works, Ealing Dene in The Photographic Studios of Europe, (Piper & Carter, 1882; reprinted by Museums Etc, 2013).

Sawyer, J R, The ABC Guide to the making of Autotype prints in permanent pigments, (The Autotype Company, 1887).

Sawyer, J R, The Autotype Process, (The Autotype Company, 1877 [sixth edition]).

Seaborne, Sem, Levinsohn, Peter, and Godding, David, Celebration of Innovation: A History of Autoype 1868-2005, (Autotype International Limited, 2005).


W S Bird: Photographic Journal, volume 52, March 1912, page 134.

J R Sawyer: Photographic Journal, 21st February 1890, page 105.

Articles by Sawyer:

Experiences of a portrait photographer in Photographic News, 2 January 1874, pp10-11, and 9 January 1874, pp16-17.

A day with a collographic printer in British Journal of Photography Almanac, 1874, pp58-62.

[References to some further journal articles can be found in the entries for Sawyer and Bird on the PhotoLondon website.]


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www.earlyphotostudios.uk is a non-commercial web site for local and family historians, listing photographers operating 1840-1916, in Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk. The original site was researched and written in 2011 by the late Robert Pols, photo historian and author, and this re-constructed site is dedicated to his memory.

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