New ‘Studios Illustrated’ resource …

Mr Ron Cosens of the Photographers 1840 – 1940 Great Britain & Ireland website is pleased to announce a new resource for researchers – Studios Illustrated.

Ron explains:

“We have always been fascinated by the studios that our photographers worked in and we are building up an interesting portfolio of illustrations that show us more. In fact we want to include anything that shows the inside or the outside of the studio or of the equipment or marketing material used. There is a separate page for the studio/s of each photographer that is featured. The illustrations are taken from photographs, photo mounts, advertisements, brochures, billheads etc. “

All illustrations on this website are the copyright of the Victorian Image Collection unless otherwise stated.


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About Ron Cosens

A keen researcher of cameras and images, Ron was the founder member of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain in 1977. Ron currently spends all of his retirement time managing the Victorian Image Collection and researching into Victorian cartes de visite and cabinet cards. The collection currently holds nearly 100,000 Victorian/Edwardian photographs, over 9,000 of which were dated at the time that they were taken. Ron has written many articles on cartes de visite and on dating photographs and has had them published in specialist magazines. Some are available on this website at Free Downloads. Additionally, projects have involved providing Victorian photographs and related information for many published books, magazine articles, TV programmes and company advertisements including images for the BBC series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’