Directory of Early Photographers in Suffolk - N - R
NEEDS, Walter Henry
NEVILLE, W J
NICHOLS, John A
See also Leonard and Louis Norman, below. Earlier ‘L Norman’ entries would appear to refer to Louis and later entries to Leonard. The entries for 1913-1915 could refer to either.
See also L Norman, above. David Gobbett gives his lifespan as 1864-1937, and reports that his son, John White Norman, also became a photographer at 2 The Walk, Ipswich. See also Brett Payne's notes on Leonard Norman.
Successor to the International Art Company (q.v.) at the Tackett Street studio. See also L Norman, above.
Oglesby was an itinerant photographer who was active in the Eastern counties in the 1850s, as well as possibly working for a time in the North. Heathcote relates that he set up a temporary studio in Bury at some time between 1856 and 1858. He eventually settled in Llandudno in the 1860s.
OVERTON, Walter G
PALMER, Mills &
PARTRIDGE, Thomas C
Believed to be a misprint for Walter Batley (q.v.).
He could be the same as Henry Payne, below. According to an advertisement found by David Gobbitt in the 'Bury and Norwich Post', 3rd December 1867, J W Clarke (q.v.) had just 'secured the services of Mr Payne, from Baker Street, London'. The partnership of Clarke and Wallace having recently ended, Clarke was evidently in need of a further pair of experienced hands. No record has yet been found of Payne operating under his own name in London, so he had probably been working for someone else. (The most famous Baker Street studio, in business since 1863, was Elliott & Fry.)
PETTIT, Charles William
PIPER, John Dixon
Listed under photographers, but described in both directories as ‘(landscape & architectural)’. According to a report found by David Gobbitt in 'The Ipswich Journal', Piper was interested in photography from its earliest days. He became the first president of the Ipswich Photographic Association in 1888, and addressed its first monthly meeting on the history of photography.
Note: Gorleston was a Suffolk parish until the early 1800s when it became a part of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. We have therefore included Gorleston photographers in both county listings.
PORTER & Cann
Itinerants listed by Heathcote. They took a studio at 14 Corn Hill, Bury, from May to August 1854, and at Newmarket, address unknown, in August 1854.
PORTER, John P
Described as shopkeeper as well as photographer in MS1868 and HS1873. The WS1885 entries are separate, so could be an indication of two practitioners rather than just one practitioner with two studios.
POTTER, Joseph William
PRATT, Mrs A
She is referred to as ‘Madame Pratt’ in KI1912-14 and AS1916.
RANDALL, H A
He is described as ‘corn chandler, flour dealer and photographer’ in MS1868 and appears as G(eorge) Rayner junior until 1874. The 30-year gap between 1874 and 1904 may well be an indication of two practitioners.
Reed has not been found in trade directories, but (according to LJ/IR) he ran a studio at 2 Pier Terrace, Lowestoft, before it was taken over by William Bevan in 1874.
REEVE, William Hastings
Appears in MS1868 as ‘photographer & fancy repository’. MS1868 KS1869, WS1874, WS1885 and KS1888 refer to William Reeve; KS1879 and KS1883 refer to Hastings Reeve; KS1892, WS1892, KS1896 and KS1900 refer to William Hastings Reeve. It seems possible that more than one practitioner could be represented here.
REYNOLDS, William A
A ‘Reynolds of Lowestoft’ carte survives with '1862' handwritten on the back. At that time his cartes were priced at 6/- per dozen. He is described as ‘artist & photographer’ in HS1863 and HN1864. His advertisement in HS1863 reads: ‘Before you have your Portrait taken, pay a visit to Reynolds' Photographic Saloon ... and inspect the Specimens which will be found the Best and Cheapest Photographs Either on Glass or Paper, that have yet been placed before the public, including the much admired Carte de Visites. Mr Reynolds still continues to produce those works of art in Coloured Photographs, which for artistic merit, brilliancy, and durability, stand unrivalled.’
ROBINSON, Frederick J
ROBINSON, George L
A Great Yarmouth photographer (see Norfolk directory), whose temporary studio in Bungay was advertised in 'The Norfolk News', 5th April 1862.
ROGERS & Chapman
The studio is referred to as having recently opened in an advertisement in 'The Norfolk News', 6th June 1857. The partners had evidently given it up by 28th February 1860, when it was damaged in a hurricane and referred to, in a subsequent 'Ipswich Journal' report, as 'the photographic studio, late of Messrs Rogers and Chapman'.
ROSE & Sons
ROSE, George A
Included in Suffolk Directory in view of the possible link with George Albert Rose, below.
ROSE, George Albert
See also George A Rose, above.
Described as ‘chemist and photographer’ in MS1868.
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