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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


William Preston, Photographer, Blackpool, 1850s 

The Preston Guardian, Saturday, August 25, 1855


PHOTOGRAPHY. During the season at our fashionable watering places the professors of the photographic art have full scope for the exercise of their talents. From such places souvenirs are often welcomed, and there can be none more appropriate than a well-executed photographic portrait.

Mr. Preston, of the Temple of Arts, in Blackpool, is one of the most successful practisers ht this interesting art, and his services have during the present season been in great demand.

The specimens of his art which we have seen are of a high order, and he appears to have acquired the knack of giving distinctness to the eyes, which so few photographs possess.

An advert for William Preston, photographer, at the Temple of Arts, Church Street, Blackpool, in 1855. This had been the studio of John Eastham, opened in 1847.

Advert for William Preston, November, 1855 who had moved to a studio in Bold Street, Liverpool.