Directory of Early Photographers in Suffolk - D - E
DAMANT, A W
He is referred to as ‘A(lfred) Darby junior’ by KS1879, KS1883, KS1888, KS1892, KS1896, KS1900 and KS1904. ‘A Derby’, rather than ‘Alfred Darby’ is used by KS1900, TC1901, KS1904, IDT1906/7 and AS1916. See also Alfred Darby and Arthur Derby, below.
He may be a different practitioner from Alfred Darby, above; or he may represent a separate entry for a second studio of the same photographer.
This is the only record found of an Arthur Darby, and it appears in a directory that includes no Alfred. An error seems possible. But it’s possible, too, that one or more of the ‘A Darby’ entries, listed under Alfred Derby of Smallgate Street, above, could refer to an Alfred.
DAVIES, Hogan &
Photographic historian Marcel Safier reports that Deazeley emigrated to Australia in 1873. Further details of his career in both hemispheres can be found at Marcel’s website. Deazeley was something of a sportsman and was particularly known as a runner. A court report relating to one of his planned races ('Ipswich Journal' 31st August 1872) states that he had already spent some time in Australia, so his 1873 emigration represented a return to the country.
It seems natural to wonder about a connection with Edwin and Samuel Debenham (below), but David Gobbitt points out that the most obvious candidate for a connection, Samuel's son, Arthur (1845-1936), appears to have been practising on the Isle of Wight at the time KS1892 was being prepared.
1844-1925. He came from Bury St Edmunds and was the son of Samuel, below. David Gobbitt has found evidence of him working in partnership with Walter Azemberg Smith (q.v.) in Southampton, Hampshire, in the 1880s (partnership dissolved: September 1887). But no record has yet been discovered of him working in Suffolk.
1807-1877. David Gobbitt identifies him as a photographer who originated from Bury St Edmunds, but has found no evidence of him operating in Suffolk.
DELANY & Co
According to LJ/IR, the business was taken over by Henry Bevan in 1874.
DEXTER & Dexter
Referred to as ‘Dexter & Sons, Felixstowe’ on the mount of a photograph dated 1907. W S Dexter & Sons was operating in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, until 1904. See Norfolk directory.
DOWNES,Cundall and, & Co
DOWSING, Channing Fairhead
A Stowmarket photographer whose new method for producing lantern slides was reported in the 'Ipswich Journal' 22nd February 1862. The report does not make clear whether he was an amateur or a professional.
DRAKE, James William
DREW, Frederick William
Referred to as 'Drew's Imperial Studio , Cornhill' on a mount in the possession of Ann Green.
Referred to as ‘J(ames) Driver junior’ in WS1874, KS1875 and KS1879.
DURRANT, Seymour J
An advertisement in the 'Ipswich Journal', 13th July 1888, implies that he has been in business for 20 years. See also Durrent, below.
DURRENT, Seymour Jonas
See also Durrant, above.
EARLAND, William Henry
101 St Helen's Street, Ipswich
EAST Anglia Portrait Co
EDGAR & Co
TC1901, IDT1906/7 & KS1912 omit Kirkley from the address.
EDWARDS, Bertie H
Worked in Beccles in 1865. An advertisement in 'The Norfolk News', 12th July 1856, announced that he would be prolonging his stay for a short time. He seems likely to be the Charles Edwards who settled in Great Yarmouth (for whom, see the Norfolk directory).
EMENY & Sons
AS1916 appends merely ‘& Son’. See also Charles John Emeny, below. IDT1906/7 would seem to suggest that all Emeny - and Emery - entries are, in fact, linked. According to Malster, one of the sons was Clement Emeny, who succeeded his father in the Felixstowe studio and eventually retired in 1950.
EMENY, C F
See also Emery.
EMENY, Charles John
According to Malster, Charles Emeny was taking photographs by 1867, as a young man of eighteen. When a Royal Naval Air Station was established at Felixstowe in 1913, Charles secured the interest of some of the officers and became one of the earliest photographers to take pictures from the air.
Felixstowe. See 'Emeny & Sons', above.
EMERSON, Peter Henry
Emerson (1856-1936) was not a studio photographer, but, as an important historical figure, is included for his links with Suffolk. A champion of the naturalistic approach to photography, he became noted for his photographs of East Anglian Scenery and Life. After holidaying in the area, he moved to Southwold, where he lived c1885-1891. He lived in or near Lowestoft during the second half of the 1890s, and returned to Suffolk briefly in 1925, living at Somerleyton. Much of his photographic exploration of the Norfolk Broads was undertaken during the Southwold period.
EMERY, Charles F
See C F Emeny, above.
EMUSS, Frederick William
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