Title:
Unidentified male
Type of resource:
still image
Material type:
Carte de visite
Author:
Adams & Stilliard
Date:
1881
Publisher:
Adams & Stilliard
Place of publishing:
Southampton
Call number:
Box 1: lower row, to left of PC1318
Institutional location:
University of Southampton Libraries Cope Collection
Extent:
2 pages
License:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Bookworker:
Adams & Stilliard
Profession(s):
Photographer
Address:
32 High Street
Address geocoordinates:
50.9006264,-1.4036432
Description:
In Peter Cook Postcard Collection
Caption:
The photographic carte de visite was a popular, affordable, and compact way of sharing your personal or business details with family, friends, and colleagues. Although we do not know who our sitter is, he represents an important income stream for our photographers Arthur Walter / Walton Adams and William Stilliard (and family). Their thriving portrait business began in 1869 at 9 Bernard Street after which it was conducted out of their studio at 32 High Street, the lower end of Southampton's commercial spine and close to the docks, from the late 1870s to 1881. They advertised their services repeatedly through the local directories: Photographer, Framers, Fancy Repositories. Once the first partnership was dissolved, Adams teamed up with Arthur Scanlan until 1883, then went solo. Confusingly, their cards still retained both the Adams and Stilliard and Adams and Scanlan imprints.
Subject:
Carte de Visite
Royal Patronage
Portraiture
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