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Brett Payne's Victorian & Edwardian
Portrait Photo
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Cardstock designs, arranged in approximate date order
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::::: Photographers' Profiles :::::
Neg #7229 - Type I, simple JFL logo with 3 fonts, probably used c. 1866-1868 © Brett Payne Neg #9122 - Type IIa, 'Angular scroll' design with rampant lion, probably used c. 1868-1870 © Brett Payne
Neg #13227 - Type IIb, 'Angular scroll' design with rampant lion & extra text, probably used c. 1870-1872 © Brett Payne Neg #15499 - Type III, simple JFL logo with 3 fonts & extra text, 2 studios, probably used c. 1872-1874 © Brett Payne
Neg #16795 -Type IV, 'Bamboo & Roses' style with JFL logo, 2 studios, card by E.O. Regd. & Depose, probably used c. 1874-1876 © Brett Payne Neg #19113 - Type Va, "External rotating squares" design, probably used c. 1876-1879 © Brett Payne
Neg #22054 Type Vb, "External rotating squares" design, by Oborne, London & Paris, probably used c. 1879-1880 © Brett Payne Type VI, Diagonal name with ornate initials & larger external rotating squares, probably used c. 1880-1882 © Brett Payne
Type VII, Dark green card, gold embossed type on front & bevelled gold edges, blank reverse, probably used c. 1895-1900 © Brett Payne

Trade Directory entries

History, Gazetteer & Directory of Devon (1878-79)
- Long James Frederick, photographer, 45 High Street, and 8 Lower Summerlands, Exeter

Kelly's Directory of Devon (1889)
- Long James Frederick, photographic artist, 45 High street, h. 8 Lower Summerlands, Exeter

Besley's Post Office Directory of Exeter & Suburbs (1894-95)
- Long James Frederick, photographic artist, 45 High street, h. 8 Lower Summerlands, Exeter

Besley's Exeter Directory & Business Guide (1906-11)
- (1909) Long Miss E. 8, Lower Summerlands, photographer
- (1910) Long Miss E. 8, Lower Summerlands, photographer
- (1911) Long Miss E. 8, Lower Summerlands, photographer

References

Historical Directories from the University of Leicester

Indexed 1871- 1901 Census Images from Ancestry.com

1881 Census Transcript & International Genealogical Index (IGI) from the LDS Church's web site FamilySearch

Partial Transcript of the GRO Index from FreeBMD

Photographers in Devon 1842-1939 : a brief directory for photograph collectors, by C.G. Scott, 1985, The PhotoHistorian Supplement No. 101, ISSN 0957-0209

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Roger Vaughan for kind contributions of images and information.
Brett Payne's Victorian & Edwardian Photo Collection Index to Photographic Artists Index to People identified in the Photographs
James Frederick Long (1818-1903) of Exeter

James Frederick Long was born at Clerkenwell, London, and baptized on 11 April 1819 at St. Sepulchre, son of William and Sarah Long.  He married Mary Anne Wankling at Shoreditch in 1838; they lived in Hoxton and St. Luke's London between 1848 and 1859, and had at least five children.

James Frederick LONG (bapt. 11 Apr 1819 St Sepulchre, Clerkenwell LON d. 1903) m: 1838 Shoreditch LON Mary Anne WANKLING (b. c.1817 MID d. 1877 Exeter DEV)
|- Amelia LONG (b. c.1848 MID)
|- Charles LONG (b. c.1851 City Road, Lambeth LON)
m: 1884 Exeter DEV Ann "Annie" SPLATT (b. c.1850 Thorverton DEV)
|- Gwendoline "Lizzie" LONG (b. c.1888 Plymouth DEV)
|- Amy LONG (b. c.Jul 1890 Plymouth DEV)
|- Charles LONG (b. c.1894 Plymouth DEV)

|- Emma LONG (b. c.1853 St. Luke's LON)
|- Elizabeth LONG (b. c.1856 Hoxton LON)
|- Katherine Ellen LONG (b. c.1858 St. Luke's LON) m: 1891 Exeter DEV George Reginald SEARLE (b. c.1866 Barnstaple DEV)
|- Vera SEARLE (b. c.1892 Exeter DEV)
|- Dora SEARLE (b. c.1894 Exeter DEV)
|- David Arthur LONG (b. c.1862 Exeter DEV)

The family moved to Exeter in Devon between 1859 and April 1861, and set up a studio at 45 High Street.  J.F. Long appears to have had a second studio at 34 Paris Street, Exeter in the early to mid-1870s, and was living there at the time of the 1871 Census.
By the late 1870s, however, they were living at 8 Lower Summerlands.  Scott (1985) shows Long with premises at 65 High Street from 1863 to 1967.  At least three of the children assisted in the studio at various times, including his son Charles Long, who moved to Plymouth and set up a separate studio at 103 Union Street in 1889.  In 1890 he advertised himself as a photographer to the Admiralty & War Department.  The studio remained open, according to Scott, until at least 1897.

The Exeter studio continued to operate in the High Street until J.F. Long's death in 1903.  It was then taken over by two of his daughters, the Misses Emma and Elizabeth Long, one of whom continued to operate the business from several premises until at least 1919.

If you have any further information about the various members of the Long family and their studios, or if you have any photographs by them, please email me.  I welcome contributions of images to increase the variety of coverage on this site.  If you are able to identify or confirm the indentification of any of the subjects of the photographs shown below, I would also be very keen on hearing from you.

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© Brett Payne
ID #: jflong03
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist:
J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. 7229
Size: Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 59 x 94.5 mm
Card Type: Type I (red) - simple JFL logo with text in 3 fonts
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1866-1868
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "Long  / Exeter" on front. Compare with dated photo (c.1867, at top left) on Roger Vaughan's pages.
Subject: Unidentified woman in her 30s, full length portrait with ornate table and books

© Brett Payne
ID #: jflong14
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. 9122
Size: Mount 64 x 102 mm; Photo 59 x 97 mm
Card Type: Type IIa (black) - angular scrolls with rampant lion & ivy
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1868-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Lower corners clipped, and bottom of card trimmed.  Reverse inscribed: Mrs Berwick (and Minnie Horwill struck through twice)
Subject: "Mrs. Berwick", full length portrait with ornate table and book

© Brett Payne
ID #: jflong13
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. 13227
Size: Mount 64 x 102 mm; Photo 59 x 97 mm
Card Type: Type IIb (black) - angular scrolls with rampant lion, ivy, and extra text at bottom
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1870-1872
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Reverse inscribed: Julia Treglown
Subject: Julia Hannah Searle née Treglown (c1842-c1920) of Camborne, Cornwall & Barnet, South Mimms, Hertfordshire, head & shoulders vignette portrait, hand tinted.  See Exeter Album for further information about this person and her family.
© Brett Payne
ID #: jflong09
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street & 34 Paris Street, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: Mount 63.5 x 105 mm; Photo 59 x 95.5 mm
Card Type: Type III (violet) - JFL logo with text in 3 fonts, and extra text at bottom
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: unidentified young lady, full length portrait in rusticated studio setting
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong10
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street & 34 Paris Street, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: Mount 64 x 105.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 95 mm
Card Type: Type III (violet) - JFL logo with text in 3 fonts, and extra text at bottom
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: unidentified young lady, half-length portrait in rusticated window studio setting
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong11
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street & 34 Paris Street, Exeter
Negative No. 15499
Size: Mount 63.5 x 101 mm; Photo 60 x 97 mm
Card Type: Type III (violet) - JFL logo with text in 3 fonts, and extra text at bottom
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Lower corners clipped, and bottom of card trimmed.  Reverse inscribed: Bessie Mallett
Subject: Bessie Mary Mallett (1848-1929) of Alphington, Devon, three-quarter-length portrait.  See Exeter Album for further information about this person and her family.
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong04
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street & 34 Paris Street, Exeter
Negative No. 16795
Size: Mount 63.5 x 101 mm; Photo 60 x 97 mm
Card Type: Type IV (gold) - "Bamboo & Roses" with JFL logo, and text with ornate initial letters
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1874-1876
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Lower corners clipped, and bottom of card probably trimmed.
Subject: Unidentified young lady, half-length portrait leaning on chair.
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong08
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: Mount 63.5 x 105 mm; Photo 59.5 x 98 mm
Card Type: Type Va (brown) - "Rotating squares" with text in 4 fonts
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1876-1877
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified girl, possibly in her mid-teens, half-length seated portrait in oval frame.  Note similarity of dress with that worn by slightly younger girl, possibly a sister, in portrait #jflong07, below.
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong07
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. 19113
Size: Mount 64 x 106 mm; Photo 59 x 98.5 mm
Card Type: Type Vb (brown) - "Rotating squares" with text in 4 fonts
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1877-1879
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified girl, possibly in her early teens, three-quarter-length seated portrait.  Note similarity of dress with that worn by slightly older girl, possibly a sister, in portrait #jflong08, above.
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong01
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. 19141?
Size: Mount 64 x 102 mm; Photo 59 x 98 mm
Card Type: Type Vb (brown) - "Rotating squares" with text in 4 fonts
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1877-1879
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners, bottom of card trimmed.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman, probably in her 50s, three-quarter-length seated portrait.
Chair and pose are almost identical to #jflong07 above, suggesting that they may have been taken on the same occasion.  However, negative numbers are not adjacent, suggesting otherwise, and borne out by slight differences in the arrangement of the backdrop curtain and studio lighting.
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong05
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. 22054
Size: Mount 64 x 105.5 mm; Photo 57.5 x 97.5 mm
Card Type: Type Vc (brown) - "Rotating squares" with text in 4 fonts, card stock by Oborne, London & Paris.
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1879-1880
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Woman probably in her late 30s or early 40s, three-quarter-length seated portrait.  Identified with some degree of certainty from another photo in the Exeter Abum (#wcmitchell01) as Nelly Taylor.  See also #jflong06.
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong06
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: Mount 64 x 105.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 98 mm
Card Type: Type Vc (brown) - "Rotating squares" with text in 4 fonts, card stock by Oborne, London & Paris.
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1879-1880
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Woman probably in her late 30s or early 40s, head-and-shoulders vignette portrait.  Identified with some degree of certainty from another photo in the Exeter Abum (#wcmitchell01) as Nelly Taylor.  See also #jflong05.
© Roger Vaughan ID #: jflong15
Provenance: Collection of
Roger Vaughan
Artist: J.F. Long, Exeter
Negative No. unknown
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: unknown
Date: Undated, but probably taken in the early 1880s
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners, trimmed at base.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his 40s or 50s, three-quarter-length seated portrait.
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong12
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, 45 High Street, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: Mount 64 x 105.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 96 mm
Card Type: Type VI (brown) - "Rotating squares" with diagonal name and ornate initial letters.
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1880-1882
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her 20s, three-quarter-length portrait.
© Brett Payne ID #: jflong02
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J.F. Long, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: Mount 63 x 105 mm; Photo 60.5 x 95 mm
Card Type: Type VII (gold) - Dark green card stock with bevelled gold edges and embossed gold type on front, reverse plain.
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1895-1900
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.  Remains of tissue protector on reverse.  Retouched around the eyes.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman, in her 50s or 60s, head-and-shoulders vignette portrait.  Possibly an older Nelly Taylor - see #jflong05 and #jflong06.
© Roger Vaughan ID #: jflong16
Provenance: Collection of
Roger Vaughan
Artist: J.F. Long, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type:
Dark green card stock, with bevelled gold edges and embossed gold type on front
Date: Undated, but probably taken in the late 1890s
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.  Retouched around the eyes.
Subject: Unidentified man, possibly in his 50s or 60s, head and shoulders vignette portrait.
© Roger Vaughan ID #: jflong17
Provenance: Collection of
Roger Vaughan
Artist: J.F. Long, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type:
Dark green card stock, with bevelled gold edges and embossed gold type on front
Date: Undated, but probably taken in the late 1890s
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman, possibly in her 60s, head and shoulders vignette portrait.
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