Photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840 to 1940

their photographs and their studios

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Hutton le Hole Ryedale Folk Museum David Gardner Marcel Safier Ron Cosens in the Hayes studio on a Cabinet mount

Three happy photo-historians at the Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole  – June 2023.
Marcel Safier from Australia (standing), David Gardner (left) and Ron Cosens (right)

Photo by David Gardner


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  • research into photographers or see examples of their work – click here
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  • read articles about various aspects of Victorian photography – click here
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Please note

  • I no longer provide studio dates and addresses for dating family photographs as these alone can sometimes be inconclusive. Photograph dating is now provided only via my DIY Photo Dating Wizard or my Custom Dating service – for more information – click here
  • I cannot identify the person in your photograph from a photographer’s reference number
  • I cannot provide other family photographs taken at the same time as the photograph that you already have.

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