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 Ogle & Edge Partnership in the late 1850s.

 

Sometime between 1856 & 1859 Thomas Ogle went into partnership with Thomas Edge, forming a photographic business specialising in stereographs (stereoviews).

The partnership only lasted a few years but they left a legacy of rare and important early photographs.

The vast majority of their photos were scenic views of the Lake District, Wales, Yorkshire and Scotland. 

'OE' for Ogle & Edge, photographers, Preston, in the late 1850s.

Ogle & Edge stereoviews were produced in the late 1850s and are usually on light yellow or cream coloured card. They are numbered along with the description under the right hand photo, in italic type.

The photos are rounded at the top and marked 'OE' in the bottom right hand corner of the right hand photo. There are slight variations; some examples are shown below. 

An 1850s Ogle and Edge stereoview of a cottage on the River Brock, near Preston. In the foreground a man is scooping water from the pond.

 

 

 

A late 1850s Ogle and Edge stereoview (no.88) of a cottage on the River Brock, near Preston. In the foreground a man is scooping water from the pond - there was no piped water in those days.

An 1850s Ogle and Edge stereoview of St.Cuthbert's Church, Lytham.

 A late 1850s Ogle and Edge stereoview (no.260) of St.Cuthbert's Church, Lytham. By the end of the century the lawn was covered with graves.

An 1850s Ogle and Edge stereoview of Lytham Windmill and Lifeboat House.

 A late 1850s Ogle and Edge stereoview (no.263) of Lytham Windmill and Lifeboat House.

A late 1850s Ogle and Edge stereoview (no.98) of 'Llandudno, North Wales – The Great Orme Head in the distance.’ This has the description typed to the left and 'Ogle and Edge' embossed into the card to the right.

A late 1850s Ogle and Edge stereoview (no.98) of 'Llandudno, North Wales – The Great Orme Head in the distance.’ This has the description typed to the left and 'Ogle and Edge' embossed into the card to the right.

 
The Preston Guardian, 21st January, 1860.Newspaper notice of the dissolution of the partnership between Thomas Ogle and Thomas Edge, photographers, of Preston, Lancashire.Newspaper notice of the dissolution of the partnership between Thomas Ogle and Thomas Edge, photographers, of Preston, Lancashire, 21st January, 1860.