Comments for What's That Picture? http://www.whatsthatpicture.com Giving old photos new life Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:24:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by James http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-22577 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:24:41 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-22577 Hi Alison

I think your photographer must be T Bolland (note n rather that r). Your comment has made me realise that I have never added two images I have from this studio which I acquired after I wrote the first version of this article. You can see them at https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=24469639@N00&q=bolland. Unfortunately I currently know nothing more about this studio.

If you could send me copies of the images I would be happy to date them for you, and if possible it would be lovely to have your permission to also share them here?

Best wishes, James

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Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by James http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-22575 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:18:34 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-22575 Hi Bob, sorry for the delayed response. These are interesting. I’m guessing the most likely scenario is that Gillard was connected to Whitfield’s who were the manufacturers of both Paget plates and the Woodburytype process (see entry for George Carpe Whitfield above).

Did you also see that I have a short entry for Benjamin Joseph Edwards, and more information can be found at http://www.photolondon.org.uk/pages/details.asp?pid=2437

Can I ask the source of your records? Given that it was 1911, can I presume it is census records?

Best, James

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Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by Alison Buffett http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-22563 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:16:30 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-22563 I’m looking for photographer T Bollard, Elthorne Studio, Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, London , I have a photo of two of my ancestors whom I can’t identify, and was trying to determine a date , but haven’t been able to find the studio. The back of the photo says’ photographers to the Queen’ so assume it is late 1800s. I also have a couple done by Wakefields Limited, Chiswick & Brentford.

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Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by John Hutchins http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-21030 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:53:05 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-21030 It’s not the one with a pet fox in it, by any chance?

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Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by John Hutchins http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-21029 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:49:18 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-21029 My apologies – the one at Pulham was George Hamilton Wakefield – Frank’s son I think.

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Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by John Hutchins http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-21011 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:42:59 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-21011 The RAF link – or Royal Flying Corp as it was then – is that Frank Wakefield was the official photographer – largely based at Pulham St Mary in Norfolk with the airships and instrumental in photographing downed German dirigibles so that the British could copy them. We don’t know what happened to the original plates – I assume the then Ministry of War may have passed them to Imperial War Museum – but airship enthusiasts have not located any. We have first generation prints that my sister rescued after my father’s death. But I know when we moved temporarily from Ealing to Brighton in 1973, a lot of stuff from our loft in Ealing was dumped as its value was not realised and no one was interested back then. you might be interested in this news item.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17644795

In case you’re wondering, yes, we are Wakefield descendants!!

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Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by Bob Gray http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-19955 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:09:29 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-19955 I have found a James Paul Harris Gillard who was a Photographic Plate Manufacturer -Plate Testing Department resident at 25 Lindfield Road, Ealing, Middlesex in 1911. Do you know anything about him ?
Also B.J. Edwards & Co. Ltd, Company Address: Castle Bar Works. Ealing Dean.
I am researching Essex Photographers and wish you well with your project.

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Comment on Nurse Margaret Ripley’s WW1 postcard album by Peter Jones http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/in-focus/nurse-margaret-ripleys-ww1-postcard-album#comment-19082 Tue, 27 May 2014 11:18:00 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com#comment-19082 I have an academic interest in the French Flag Nursing Corps and I would be very interested to find out more about these postcards. Not least about the latter days of her (it appears not very happy) stay with the French Flag Nursing Corps. I would be very grateful to learn more.

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Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by Enid Hancock http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-18972 Sat, 24 May 2014 19:34:37 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-18972 Raines photographic Studio had a premise in St Marys Road Ealing opposite the old Ealing Technical College. I remember it well. I had an Aunt who used to work there delivering printed photos to various shops i the area

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Comment on Ealing’s Victorian photographic studios and early photographers by Guy Griffiths http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2012/01/early-ealing-studios-photographers#comment-14493 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:08:21 +0000 http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/?p=741#comment-14493 Hello, we have a Garrett and Aitkinson halftone printing block depicting a biblical image of Revelations 3:20 measuring 105mmx55 and 2 x G&A illustration blocks measuring 5mmx3mm which seem to have been used to print small frames probably around portraits – we’ve been trying to find out a bit more about their history, what they’re worth and where the best place to sell them would be – is this something you might be able to help with? Many thanks, Guy

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