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Directory of Early Photographers in Suffolk - T - V

TAYLOR, Arthur Thomas

77 Fore Street, Ipswich
JI1890, WS1892, KS1892, SI1894, KS1896, KS1900, TC1901

79 Fore Street, Ipswich
JI1890, KS1892, SI1894, KS1896, KS1900

Recorded as 'Taylor & Sons' in TC1901.

TAYLOR, George

Bridge Street, Ipswich

TEAR, Adolphus

5 Westgate Street, Ipswich
KS1900, TC1901, KS1904, KI1906, IDT1906/7, KS1908, KI1909, KI1910, KI1912, KS1912, KI1913, KI1914, KI1915, KS1916, AS1916, KI1918

David Gobbitt reports that Edward Adolphus Tear was born in India in 1862, moved to London in the mid-70s, and was recorded by the 1881 census as a photographer, aged 18, in Wimbledon. By 1901 Tear's main home seems to have been in West London, where he had a studio at 42 High Street, Notting Hill Gate. He died in 1925.

The Ipswich studio - formerly occupied by George Beales (q.v.) - appears, in later years, to have been run by managers. The business bearing Tear's name continued for some years after his death; during the Second World War it was located at 2 The Walk and was run by Arthur Leslie White (q.v.).


Victoria Terrace, Kirkley, Lowestoft
KS1875, HN1877, KS1879

KS1879 omits ‘Kirkley’.


32 Carr Street, Ipswich
SI1894, KS1896

41 Carr Street, Ipswich

43 Carr Street, Ipswich
TC1901, KS1904, KI1906, IDT1906/7, KS1908, KI1909, KI1910, KI1912, KS1912, KI1913, KI1914, AS1916

TRUEMAN, Clement R

High Street, Southwold
KS1883, WS1885, KS1888


Thoroughfare, Wodbridge


46 Bramford Road, Ipswich

UNITED Services Studios Limited

Hale Cottage, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe; 21 Tavern Street, Ipswich; & 36 Church Street, Woodbridge

USA Studios

An early 20th century chain of studios. Though no Suffolk branch has been found in trade directories, a photographic mount of c1908 refers to a studio at 22a Westgate Street, Ipswich.

VICK, William

London Road, Ipswich
HS1873, KS1875, KS1879, SI1881, KS1883, WS1885, SI1885, KS1888, JI1890, WS1892, KS1892, SI1894, KS1896

Clarkson Street, Ipswich
WS1874, SI1881, SI1885, JI1890, SI1894

Vick went into business at the end of 1868, when he bought out William Cobb (q.v.). The two addresses appear to refer to the same studio, which, according to Malster, was on Barrack Corner, at the junction of London Road and Clarkson Street. SI1881 specifies ‘corner of Clarkson Street’.

The Suffolk Record Office at Ipswich holds a collection of Vick’s glass plate negatives and documents relating to his studio, but these are unfortunately not available for inspection. Other photographic holdings at the record office do, however, include some photographs by Vick, and details of these can be found on The National Archives' 'Access to Archives' website. (See also separate studio note.)


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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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