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Title(s):

Album of family portrait photographs, from Newcastle upon Tyne.

Additional Title(s):

Floral album

Published/Created:
between 1870 and [1890?]
Physical Description:
1 album (73 photographs) ; 28 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TR575 .A53 1870+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Photographs
Notes:
Album of late-19th century photographs, presumably depicting numerous members of an extended family based in and around Newcastle upon Tyne. None of the sitters is identified. A middle-aged couple depicted in one of the later photographs, on the recto of leaf two, may be the compilers (the young boy photographed on the verso may be their son). Photographs are primarily albumen prints and include a mixture of carte-de-viste and cabinet card formats. The photographers identified were generally active in the 1880s.
Many of the photographs cannot easily be removed from window mounts; in such cases, the photographers are largely unrecorded here. Identifiable photographers include the following (pages containing their work noted in parentheses): Andrew Adams, 32 Queen Street, Aberdeen (6v); John S. Ancrum, Gladstone Terrace, Windy Nook, Gateshead (8v); Edward George Brewis, Victoria Art Studio, 10 New Bridge Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne (12v); Thomas Bramwell, Alston (12r); Brown, Barnes & Bell, London, Liverpool, etc. (3v); Charles Bulman, 9 Catherine Terrace, High West Street, Gateshead (4r, 5r, 8r, 19v); J. Collier Brown, 3A Union Road, Macduff (17v); John Eltringham, 19 Pensher Street, Old Fold, Felling-on-Tyne (10r); Philip Fairclough, 30 Scotswood Road, Newcastle on Tyne (2v, 11r); P.M. Laws & Son, Newcastle (13r, 17v); A.D. Lewis, 5 Hinde Street East, Newcastle (14r); J. Stokoe, Coldwell St., Felling-on-Tyne (2r); William Thomson, 259 George Street, Aberdeen, est. 1865 (6v); Richard Von Dix, 10 Mount Pleasant, Consett (4v); John Wilkinson, Front Street, Chester-le-Street; James C. Wilson, 24 Walker Street, Gateshead (5r).
The purpose-made album is bound in blind and gilt-stamped leather and titled "Floral Album" on front cover; the upper cover retains a portion of the original metal clasp. The initial leaf bears the title: "Album." It -- and the recto of every other leaf that follows -- is printed with a chromolithographed floral design. There are windows for photographs on the recto and verso of each leaf, variously sized. Some pages have a single window, sized to hold a cabinet photograph. Other pages have between two and four windows, sized to hold cartes-de-visites.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Fashion -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Photography -- England -- Newcastle.
Portrait photography -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Women in hats.
Women's hats -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Studio portraits.
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
Cabinet photographs.
Albumen prints.
Photographs.
Photograph albums.
Chromolithographs -- 1870-1890.
Contributors:
Adams, Andrew, active 1859-1888, photographer.
Ancrum, John S., photographer.
Bramwell, Thomas, -1907, photographer.
Brewis, Edward George, 1863-1908, photographer.
Bulman, Charles, photographer.
Collier Brown, J., photographer.
Eltringham, John, photographer.
Fairclough, Philip, active 19th century, photographer.
Lewis, A. D. (Photographer), photographer.
Stokoe, J. (Photographer), photographer.
Thomson, William (Photographer), photographer.
Von Dix, Richard, -1888, photographer.
Wilkinson, John, 1843 or 1844- photographer.
Wilson, James Charles (Photographer), photographer.
Brown, Barnes & Bell, photographer.
P.M. Laws & Son, photographer.
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