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Lancashire Professional Photographers 1840-1940


Lancashire Professional Photographers 1840-1940


Lancashire Professional Photographers 1840-1940

Gillian Jones
PhotoResearch, 2004
ISBN 0952301156978 - 0952301158
203 pages, illustrated, hard covers

This book presents a directory of professional photographers and studios in Lancashire during the period 1840-1940 with their addresses and dates of working. It includes the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool and towns such as Blackpool, Preston, Oldham, Warrington, Wigan, Barrow-in-Furness, Southport, Blackburn, Eccles, and Bury. The directory has been compiled from a close examination of over 500 original trade directories and early newspaper as well as examining collections of Lancashire photographs.

The main directory is prefaced by a guide to dating photographs based on photographic process, mounts, studio backgrounds and fashion. An essay describes the history and growth of professional photography in Lancashire from 1840.

Gillian Jones is a teacher of fashion and a local historian with a particular interest in early photography.

Sources of information
Dating Photographs
Dating by Fashion: Women 1840-1920
Dating by Fashion: Men 1840-1920
Dating by Fashion: Children 1840-1920
Using Professional Photographers' Lists
Lancashire Professional Photographers
Directory of Lancashire Photographers

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