The Collections
The information on this site is based on:

  • Thirty five years of analysis of the world’s largest collection of British and Irish cartes de visite and cabinet cards
  • Thirty five years of research into a huge collection of British trade directories
  • Thousands of hours of internet research including interrogation of the UK census records

The Objective
Our objective is to share this unique resource with:

  • Family historians
  • Local historians
  • Researchers
  • Collectors of photographs from the Victorian era and thereafter up to 1940
  • Anyone interested in old photographs and historical photographers

The Benefits
The site is designed to help you to:

  • Learn more about Victorian, Edwardian and pre-1940  photography
  • Date your family photographs
  • Identify un-named sitters in your photographs
  • Research into the lives of photographers in your family tree
  • Share information, on a dedicated page, about photographers in your family tree
  • Connect with other family historians researching the same photographer
  • Obtain examples of the photographic work of your Victorian relatives
  • Research into the history of photography in a particular town or location
  • Contribute data to the site
  • ALSO to research into photographers and photography in Australia and New Zealand.

This site represents the input of several leading photographic researchers. For individual details, see the sub pages below.

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To help defray the cost of managing the collection and maintaining the website, it is sometimes necessary to make a charge. For more details, see Prices.