Directory of Early Photographers in Leicestershire, T - V
TAYLOR, A & G
A & G Taylor was a London-based chain, which, in its heyday, stretched not only across the UK but also into France and the United States.
WRLE 1880 andWRLR 1883/4 add ‘and at Queen Victoria Street, London, &c’. Osman dates the Franklin Chambers studio (variously numbered 34b, 34 ½ and 34) to c1880-86, identifying the manager (c1884-86) as T Kemp. (Kemp is named in WRLR 1883/4.) He dates the studio at 4 Friar Lane (‘corner of Hotel Street’) to c1887.
TAYLOR, A H, Limited
WRLR 1909 names John Bickerstaff as manager. WRLR 1911 names Arthur Watson.
THORP, George St Maur
WRLE 1892 describes him as ‘photographer & picture framer’ and shows him sharing the premises with Mrs Hannah Till, haberdasher and toy dealer. WRLR 1894 & WRLE 1899 also note that he is a picture framer.
TRENGROVE, John Dillon
Northampton Road, Market Harborough
Aucott places him at the Bridge House studio, Northampton Road, from December 1886 until March 1891. He acquired the business from G A Nichols (q.v.) and sold it to Alexander Smith (q.v.). Bob Hakewill draws attention to his advertisement in 'The Market Harborough Advertiser' of 4 Jan 1887, which gives his home address as Highfield Street and quotes prices of 6/- a dozen for cartes de visite and 12/6 a dozen for cabinet prints.
‘Photographer & picture framer’ in WRLE 1887/8 & WRLE 1892. The Ashby-de-la-Zouche section of WRLE 1899 offers: ‘picture framer, conjurer and ventriloquist, photographic depot’.
WRLE 1899 adds ‘(home: South Street)’.
Aucott records that Trull was employed by G A Nichols (q.v.) to run his studio in Northampton Road, Market Harborough, for at least some of the period 1883-1886.
VANN & Green
‘Bookseller, printer, photographer &c’ in LTP 1870.
VICE & Moon
‘Booksellers, stationers, printers & photographers’ in BUL 1867.
Noted by Heathcote as an itinerant photographer, whose career lasted until at least 1880. His many studios included two in Leicestershire: an unidentified address in Melton Mowbray in 1854; and 3 Step House, London Road, Leicester in January 1855
VIPOND, F E & Co
Noted by Aucott at the Rembrandt Studio, St Mary's Road, Market Harborough, in November 1887 (when he advertised for an apprentice).
VORLEY, Wilfred L
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