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Derbyshire Photographers' Profiles
by Brett Payne, of Tauranga, New Zealand
Edward Martin

of Ashby Road, Melbourne




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Edward Martin was born in 1851 at Derby, son of William Martin, a brewer originally from Spretton in Northamptonshire.  In 1881, he was working as a footman, and living with his parents at 32 Noel Street, Derby St. Werburgh.  By April 1891, he had moved to Melbourne, where he lived on Ashby Road and worked as a photographer.  He operated his studio in Melbourne from at least 1891 until 1912.  Adamson (1997) lists him having additional premises at Potter street, Melbourne in 1900.

Portfolio
Image © & courtesy of Steven Chain John Astle (17 Nov 1832 - 2 Sep 1896), taken by E. Martin of Ashby Road, Melbourne, Date unknown (possibly early to mid-1890s)
Format: Cabinet Card

Image © & courtesy of Steven Chain

Nothing further is known about this photograph.
 
 
 
 
Image © & courtesy of Steven Chain



"Grandma Needham"
by E. Martin of Melbourne
Undated, but probably taken in the early 1900s

Format: Large format mounted print
Size: Mount 196 x 244 mm Photo 98 x 143 mm

Anonymous contribution

Notes: Inscribed on the reverse, "Grandma Needham, Grandmother of Mrs T. Stafford."

References
Image kindly provided by Steven Chain
1841-1901 UK Census - online from Ancestry.com
FreeBMD
Anon (1891) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Nottinghamshire, Kelly & Co., London. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Anon (1895) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co. Limited, London.
Anon (1912) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Adamson, Keith I.P. (1997) Professional Photographers in Derbyshire 1843 - 1914, Supplement to The PhotoHistorian, No. 118, September 1997, ISSN 0957-0209.

Craven, Maxwell (ed.)(1993) Keene's Derby, Breedon Books, Derby, pp. 200-202. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith

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