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Brett Payne's Victorian & Edwardian
Portrait Photo
Collection
Cardstock designs, arranged in approximate date order
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Type I (brown), diagonal "signature", with coat of arms, simple border & 3 fonts, probably used 1877-1878 © Brett Payne
Type II (brown on shiny buff card), simple text, 2 fonts, probably used 1877-1878 © Brett Payne

Trade Directory entries

History, Gazetteer & Directory of Devon (1878-79)
- Sugden W. Singer, art photogr, 88 Queen street, Exeter
- Williams Edward, photo. artist, 241 High street, Exeter
- De Néceville Augustus, artist, 241 High street, Exeter

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, Courtesy of David Simkin

Acknowledgements

Information kindly provided by David Simkin


Brett Payne's Victorian & Edwardian Photo Collection Index to Photographic Artists Index to People identified in the Photographs
William Singer Sugden (d. 1880) of Exeter

William Singer Sugden was born at Wrington, Somerset in about 1844, son of a surgeon and apothecary, William Sugden (c1816-) and his wife Georgiana (c1815-).

William Sugden was
in partnership with Edward Williams at 88 High Street, Exeter briefly between April 1877 and February 1878.  However, in March 1878 the two went their separate ways.  Scott (1985) shows them both with premises in March 1878 - Sugden at 88 Queen Street, and Williams at 241 High Street, Exeter - but no later listings in that town.  An artist Augustus De Néceville (or Niceville) was shown at the same premises as Williams in an 1878 trade directory.

W.S. Sugden died at Brighton in 1800.

If you have any further information about Sugden, his family and his studio, or if you have any photographs by him, 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 #: wssugden01
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Williams & Sugden, 88 Queen Street, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: CDV Mount 62 x 98.5 mm; Photo 56 x 94.5 mm

Card Type: Type I (brown), diagonal "signature", with coat of arms, simple border & 3 fonts
Date: Undated, but probably taken in 1877-1878
Notes: Thick card. Square corners. Bottom corners clipped, and trimmed at bottom.  Inscribed "Clara Sanders Moreton" on the reverse.
Subject: Clara Sanders Moreton, probably in her 20s.  Three-quarter-length seated portrait.


© Brett Payne ID #: wssugden02
Provenance:
Exeter Album Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Williams & Sugden, 88 Queen Street, Exeter
Negative No. none
Size: CDV Mount 65 x 102 mm; Photo 59 x 98.5 mm

Card Type: Type II (brown on shiny buff card), simple text, 2 fonts
Date: Undated, but probably taken in 1877-1878
Notes: Thick card. Square corners. Top corners clipped, and trimmed at bottom.
Subject: Young woman, probably in her late teens or early 20s.  Three-quarter-length standing portrait with foliage and hat.

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