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Pollard Graham of Belper, Wirksworth & Derby
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

Barker Pollard Graham was born c. 1845 in Blackburn, Lancashire. The 1861 Census describes him, at the age of 15, as a bill inspector (clerk) in Birkenhead, Cheshire. In late 1867 Graham married Margaret Charnock, and a son James was born at Southport at around the same time, although his bith was registered under the name James Graham Charnock. In 1871, they were living in North Meols, where Barker was working as an upholsterer, and Margaret as a dressmaker. There is no sign of his wife in subsequent census records, even though he continues to be shown as "married" rather than "widowed" until at least 1901.

Graham moved to Belper in Derbyshire, probably in the late 1870s. An article in The Derby Mercury dated 4 August 1880 mentions a portrait having been taken by "Mr. Pollard Graham." He was shown as "Barker P. Graham" working as a photographer on census night, 3 April 1881. With him at a house in Queen Street were his son "James C. Graham," aged 13, and his brother-in-law Michael Charnock, also described as a photographer. Kelly's Trade Directory for 1881, probably compiled in late 1880, lists "Graham Pollard & Co. gelatine dry plate manufacturers, New rd. Belper." It seems likely that he started off supplying the local studios with stocks of photographic plates, and subsequently opened his own studio. The fairly accurately dated carte de visite photograph of Florence Anthony (born in 1878) shown below appears to be from around this time, i.e. early to mid-1881. A second CDV shown below, of Ann Rebecca Appleby (born in 1866) shows Pollard Graham with studios in Belper and Southport, and may date from the mid-1880s. By mid-1881, however, he was in financial trouble, as a notice in The London Gazette of 21 June 1881 gives notice of "the First General Meeting of the creditors" of "Barker Pollard Graham of Belper ... Photographer and Manufacturer of Photographic Materials, trading as Pollard Graham & Co." An article dated 13 July 1881 in The Derby Mercury reports this "meeting of the creditors of Mr. Barker Pollard Graham, trading as 'Pollard Graham and Co., of Belper,' photographer ... held last week at the office of Mr. W.B. Hextall, solicitor, Derby," which resulted in an agreement to liquidate, and the appointment of a trustee. The Daily News of London carried a report on 17 February 1886 of an appeal in the Supreme Court in the case of the "Derby Photographic Dry Plate Company v. Pollard Graham & Co.," but no details are provided.

The next mention found in trade directories for Pollard Graham is in Kelly's 1887, when the firm was operating from premises in Agard Street, Derby. An advertisement in The Derby Mercury of 2 February 1887 notifies the public of the conversion to and registration of a company, "Pollard Graham and Company, Limited," of the "business of gelatine bromide photographic dry plate manufacturers, carried on by Messrs. Barker Pollard Graham, Arthur Frederick Longdon, W. Elliott Taylor and Arthur John Cox" on 15th January. The shareholders of the new company, all in equal proportions, were the aforementioned Graham, Longdon (a surgical bandage manufacturer), Taylor (an agent) and Cox (a wine and spirit merchant), as well as T.H. Harrison (a chartered accountant from Duffield), F. Longdon and W.H. Goody (both also surgical bandage manufacturers). B.P. Graham was appointed first managing director. A further advertisement in the same newspaper on 6 February offers shares for sale in this company, with applications to be made at 175 Siddals Road.

On 19th March 1890, Derby auctioneers Messrs. J. & W. Heathcote advertised in The Derby Mercury the sale by auction of the "stock-in-trade and working plant, including about 700 lbs. of gelatine, chemicals, photographic apparatus, about 30 cwt. of various papers, string, glass, a large quantity of plate boxes of various sizes, centrifugal copper tanks, Gardener's patent chopping machine, kettles, buckets, bottles, jars, and utensils in trade" of Pollard Graham & Co., Limited, Agard Street, Derby. The same advert appeared in The Birmingham Daily Post on 12 April 1890. It appears that the business had again failed, and a notice of liquidation of "Pollard Graham & Co., Limited, Derwent Dry Plate Works, Agard-street, Derby" appeared in the Mercury three months later on 11 June.

Pollard Graham, however, was still taking portraits, as indicated by an article in the Mercury of 27th August that year, stating "The photograph [of Mr. Richard Ramsay Dinnis, proprietor and editor of The Derbyshire Advertiser] was produced by Mr. Pollard Graham, of Rodney Chambers, and reflected the highest credit upon him." Kelly's trade directory for 1891 shows his studio at Rodney Chambers (or Rodney Yard) in Corn Market, Derby. The census for 5 April 1891, when he was lodging with a grocer in Newland Street, St Werburgh's,Derby, shows him once again as "Barker P. Graham, photographer." By this time, his son James had married and had two children. The son was living, under the name James Graham, in Howard Street, New Normanton, Derby, and showed his profession as "photographic artist." Presumably he was working for his father in the studio at Rodney Chambers.

In October 1892, Pollard Graham displayed some of his prints at an exhibition of the "new gelatino-chloride [photographic] papers invented by the Eastman's Photographic Material Company ... known as 'Eastman's solio paper'," at the Bell Hotel in Derby. Later directory entries for 1895, 1899 and 1912 show the studio at the same premises until at least 1926. Pollard Graham was boarding at a house in Cowley Street, Derby in 1901, describing himself as a "photographer - employer." His son James C. Graham was still working as a "photographic operator," but had moved with his family, which had by this time grown, with the addition of three more children, to Ashfield Road in South Manchester.

From around 1908-1910 Pollard Graham was in partnership with one Albert Hutchinson, presumably an investor. This partnership may have injected new life into the business, resulting in the profusion of new branch openings in Burnley, Rotherham, Coventry and Longton. The London Gazette reports the dissolution of this partnership on 22 March 1915. Graham's son appears to have subsequently been a partner, as evidenced by another London Gazette notice, dated 19 July 1927: "the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Pollard Graham and James Charnock Graham, carrying on business as Photographers at 12A Bridge-street, Northampton, 25 Newland-street, Kettering and Exchange-arcade, Wellingborough, all in the county of Northampton, and at Rodney Chambers, Cornmarket, in the county borough of Derby, under the style or firm of Pollard Graham & Son, has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 4th day of October, 1926." Pollard Graham retained his interest in the Derby branch, while his son took over all three Northamptonshire branches.

Barker Pollard Graham died at Derby in 1932, aged 87.

During the 1890s and 1900s Pollard Graham (later Pollard Graham & Co.) operated studios in many other locations, including Rotherham & Burnley (Yorkshire), Northampton & Peterborough (Northamptonshire), two addresses in Station Street, Burton-upon-Trent (c1890-1900), Burslem, Longton & Leigh (all in Staffordshire), Luton (Bedfordshire), Lincoln (Lincolnshire), Coventry & Birmingham (Warwickshire), Southport and Wigan (Lancashire). Craven (1993) describes the studio in Derby as staying in business until 1912, and a large format photograph taken at around this time shows the "head office and works" at 108A Friargate. Kelly's directory for that year shows Pollard Graham living at 5 Arboretum Square in Derby, and a Postcard photograph included in the portfolio below shows two maids in a garden, probably at this address. Another Postcard photograph dated c.1932 indicates that they were operating at least until that date.

This list of Pollard Graham's branch studios, with locations and approximate dates of operation, has been compiled from a number of sources. Please contact me if you have details of any other studio sightings, premises or additional dates.

Town (County) Studio Name Address Date(s) Source(s)
Luton (Bedfordshire) Pollard Graham & Co. - c.1911-1912 oth
Belper (Derbyshire) Pollard Graham New Road c.1878-1888 cdv/cab, Census, Kelly
Derby (Derbyshire) Pollard Graham
Pollard Graham (& Co.)
Pollard Graham & Co.
Pollard Graham & Son
Agard Street
Rodney Chambers, Corn Market
Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate
Derby
1887
1890-c.1932
c.1912-1920
c.1924-1926
Kelly (1887)
cdv/cab/pc, Kelly (1891/95/99, 1912/26)
oth/pc
oth/pc
Wirksworth (Derbyshire) Pollard Graham North End c.1878-1884 cdv/cab
Burnley (Lancashire) Pollard Graham 1 Ormerod Rd c.1905-1909 cdv/cab/other, Jones
Leigh (Lancashire) Pollard Graham 59 Leigh Road c.1905-1910 cdv/cab/other
Southport (Lancashire) Pollard Graham - c.1884-1886 cdv
Wigan (Lancashire) Pollard Graham
Pollard Graham
Borough Studio, Market Place
Borough Studio, 22 Market Square
c.1908-1912 cdv
cab/other
Lincoln (Lincolnshire) Pollard Graham & Co. St Mary's Chambers, St Mary's Street c.1912-1914 oth, Kelly (1913), Directory (1913) [F. Mayle, manager]
Kettering (Northamptonshire) Pollard Graham & Son - c.1925-1926 pc
Northampton (Northamptonshire) Pollard Graham & Co.
Pollard Graham & Son
12A/123 Bridge Street c.1910-1914
c.1920-1926
oth/pc, Kelly (1910, 1914)
Peterborough (Northamptonshire) Pollard Graham EastMid Studio, 5 Market Place c.1905-1909 cdv/cab, Kelly (1906)
Wellingborough (Northamptonshire) Pollard Graham & Son - c.1925-1926 pc
Burslem (Staffordshire) Pollard Graham & Co. 1 Market Place c.1910-1914 oth/pc, Kelly (1912, in Harbach)
Burton-upon-Trent (Staffordshire) Pollard Graham 12/113a Station Street c.1893-1900 cdv/cab, Kelly (1896/1900, in Harbach)
Longton (Staffordshire) Pollard Graham & Co. Royal Studio, 23 Commerce Street c.1910-1914 oth, Kelly (1912, in Harbach)
Coventry (Warwickshire) Pollard Graham & Co. City Studio, 1 Norton street (& Jesson Street) c.1910-1914 oth, Kelly (1912), Spennell (1912-1913), Bennett (1914)
Rotherham (Yorkshire) Pollard Graham & Co. Central Studio, Croft & 32 Moorgate Street c.1910-1914 oth, White (1911)

The following is a provisional dating guide for the Pollard Graham studios, using the branches listed on the card mounts or on the backs of postcards. Please note that it is a work in progress and these dates should regarded as tentative rather than definitive. If you have any dated Pollard Graham portraits, whether they fit the dates shown below or not, I'd be very pleased to hear from you.

Branches Listed Name of Firm From To Card Types
Wirksworth-Belper Pollard Graham c.1878 c.1884 1,2
Belper-Southport Pollard Graham c.1884 c.1886 3
Derby (Agard Street) Pollard Graham 1887 1890 -
Derby (Corn Market) Pollard Graham 1890 c.1893 4
Derby-Burton Pollard Graham c.1893 c.1900 5,6,7
Derby (Corn Market) Pollard Graham c.1894 c.1904 8,9,10
Derby-Peterborough Pollard Graham c.1904 c.1905 11,12
Derby-Peterborough-Burnley Pollard Graham c.1905 c.1905 13
Derby-Peterborough-Burnley-Leigh Pollard Graham c.1905 c.1908 14,15
Derby-Leigh Pollard Graham c.1908 c.1908 16,17
Derby-Leigh-Wigan Pollard Graham c.1908 c.1910 18,19,20
Derby-Wigan Pollard Graham c.1910 c.1912 21
Burslem-Longton-Coventry-Northampton Pollard Graham & Co. c.1910 c.1910 22
Rotherham-Burslem-Longton-Coventry-Northampton Pollard Graham & Co. c.1910 c.1911 23
Derby-Burslem-Longton-Coventry-Northampton-Rotherham-Luton-Lincoln Pollard Graham & Co. c.1911 c.1914 24,25,26
No address (used Derby) Pollard Graham & Co. c.1911 c.1912 27
Burslem Pollard Graham & Co. c.1914 c.1914 28
Derby (Friargate) Pollard Graham/Pollard Graham & Co. c.1914 c.1924 29,30,31,32,33,34
Derby-Northampton Pollard Graham c.1920 c.1925 35
Derby-Northampton-Kettering Pollard Graham & Son c.1925 1926 36
Derby-Northampton-Kettering-Wellingborough Pollard Graham & Son c.1925 1926 37
Derby (Corn Market) Pollard Graham 1926 c.1932 38

New additions to the gallery of images are always welcome, so please contact me by email if you have any photographs by this studio. Likewise, if you have further information on the photographer or any of the subjects shown below, I would also be keen to hear from you.


CARD TYPES
Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Martin Jackson Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood
Type 1
Belper/Wirksworth
Used c. 1878-1884
Diagonal signature
Ornate initial letters
Brown ink on buff card
Marion Imp Paris
Type 2
Belper/Wirksworth
Used c. 1880-1884
Cabinet card
Red frame on front
Red ink on buff card
Type 3
Belper/Southport
Used c. 1884-1886
Brown ink on buff card
Type 4
Derby
Used c. 1890-1895
Stylised signature on front
Gold ink on white card
Blank reverse
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Derek Smith Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin
Type 5
Derby/Burton
Used c. 1893-1894
New style signature on front
Brown/gold ink on white card
Blank reverse
Type 6
Derby/Burton
Used c. 1895-1900
Diagonal signature,
monogram + flowers
Brown ink on buff card
Type 7
Derby/Burton
Used c. 1894-1900
White ink on d. grey card
Type 8
Derby
Used c. 1895-1900
Address high
Gold ink on white card
Blank reverse
Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Martin Jackson Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Kevin Rhodes
Type 9
Derby
Used c. 1895-1904
Address low
Gold ink on white card
Blank reverse
Type 10
Derby
Used c. 1900-1905
Address middle
Green ink on white card
Blank reverse
Type 11
Peterboro'/Derby
Used c. 1904-1905
Diagonal signature,
monogram + flowers
as per Type VI
Type 12
Peterboro'/Derby
Used 1904-1905
Green or brown ink on white card
Blank reverse
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan
Type 13
Burnley/Peterboro'/Derby
Used c.1905
Silver ink on d.green
& white embossed card
Blank reverse
Type 14
Derby/Burnley/Peterboro'/Leigh
Used c.1905-1908
Silver ink on d.green
& white embossed card
Blank reverse
Type 15
Burnley/Leigh/Peterboro'/Derby
Used c.1905-1908
Diagonal signature,
monogram + flowers
as per Types VI+XII
Type 16
Derby/Leigh
Used c.1908
Silver ink on d.green
& white embossed card
Blank reverse
Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Clive Greatorex
Type 17
Derby/Leigh
Used c.1908
Black ink on white card
Rect/Circ embossed frame
Blank reverse
Type 18
Derby/Wigan/Leigh
Used c.1908-1910
Silver ink on d.green
& white embossed card
Blank reverse
Type 19
Derby/Leigh/Wigan
Used c.1908-1910
Silver ink on d.green
& white embossed card
Blank reverse
Type 20
Derby/Leigh/Wigan
Used c.1908-1910
Black ink on white card
Rect embossed frame
Blank reverse
Image © & Courtesy of Kim Klump Image © & Courtesy of Diane Lilley Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Alan Radford
Type 21
Derby/Wigan
Used c.1910-1912
Black ink on white card
Rect embossed frame
Blank reverse
Type 22
Burslem/Longton
Coventry/Northampton
Used c.1910
Black ink on white card
Oval embossed frame
Blank reverse
Type 23
Rotherham/Burslem/Longton
Coventry/Northampton
Used c.1910-1911
Black ink on white card
Oval embossed frame
Blank reverse
Type 24
Derby/Coventry/Northampton
Burslem/Longton/Rotherham
Luton/Lincoln Used c.1911-1912
Black ink on white card
Rect embossed frame
Blank reverse
Image © & Courtesy of Graham Pare Image © & Courtesy of Graham Pare Image © & Courtesy of Kevin Rhodes Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings
Type 25
Derby/Coventry/Northampton
Burslem/Longton/Rotherham
Luton/Lincoln Used 1914
Black ink on grey card
Ornate oval printed frame
Blank reverse
Type 26
Derby/Coventry/Northampton
Burslem/Longton/Rotherham
Luton/Lincoln Used 1914
Black ink on buff card
Oval embossed frame
Blank reverse
Type 27
Pollard Graham & Co
No address
Postcard
Used c.1911-1912
Type 28
Pollard Graham & Co
Burslem
Postcard
Used c.1914
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Fran Powles Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Barry Muir
Type 29
Pollard Graham
Derby
Postcard
Used c.1914-1916
Type 30
Pollard Graham
Derby
Postcard
Used c.1916-1917
Type 31
Pollard Graham
Derby
Postcard
Used c.1917
Type 32
Pollard Graham
Derby
Postcard
T.I.C. Horseshoe X
Used 1920
Image © & Courtesy of Boz Image © & Courtesy of Boz Image © & Courtesy of Valerie Stern Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings
Type 33
Pollard Graham Studios
No address
Used c.1923-1924
D. grey ink on white card
Ornate rect printed frame
Blank reverse
Type 34
Pollard Graham Studios
No address
Used c.1924
D. grey ink on white card
Ornate rect printed frame
Blank reverse
Type 35
Pollard Graham
Derby/Northampton
Postcard
K Ltd
Used c.1920-1925
Type 36
Pollard Graham
Derby/Northampton/Kettering
Postcard
K Ltd
Used c.1925-1926
Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock
Type 37
Pollard Graham
Derby/Northampton
Kettering/Wellingborough
Postcard
K Ltd
Used c.1925-1926
Type 38
Pollard Graham
Derby
Postcard
Used c.1926-1932

PORTFOLIO Contribute a Photo
Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood ID #: pgraham01
Source: Collection of Robert Silverwood
Artist: Pollard Graham, Alexandra Studios, New Road, Belper & North End, Wirksworth
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 96 mm; Internal arched frame 49 x 83.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 1
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken early to mid-1881.
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Inscribed on reverse, "Florence Anthony aged 2½".
Subject: Florence Anthony (b. 1878), aged 2½ years, full length standing portrait on chair.
Notes by RS: Florence's father William Bennet Anthony was Headmaster of Belper Grammar School. Her mother Annie Sarah was the second daughter of Jonathan Fletcher of Pentrich. Her birth registration was in the 3rd Quarter 1878.

Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood ID #: pgraham02
Source: Collection of Robert Silverwood
Artist: Pollard Graham, Alexandra Studios, New Road, Belper & North End, Wirksworth
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm; Photo 57.5 x 95 mm)
Card Type: Type 1
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1882
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her mid- to late teens, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham84
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Alexandra Studios, New Road, Belper & North End, Wirksworth
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm; Photo 57 x 93.5 mm; Internal oval frame 51.5 x 75.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 1
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1882
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 40s, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood ID #: pgraham03
Source: Collection of Robert Silverwood
Artist: Pollard Graham, Belper & Wirksworth
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108.5 x 161 mm, but trimmed at base; Photo 57.5 x 95 mm)
Card Type: Type 2
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1880-1884
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his early to mid-twenties, head-and-shoulders portrait in chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Martin Jackson ID #: pgraham04
Source: Collection of Martin Jackson
Artist: Pollard Graham, Belper & Southport
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type 3
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1884-1886
Notes: -
Subject: Ann Rebecca Appleby (1866-), probably in her late teens or early twenties, three-quarter length seated portrait with chair and table.
Notes by MJ/BP: Ann Rebecca Appleby was born at Thurvaston, Derbyshire, and baptised at Christchurch, Long Lane, Derbyshire on 5 May 1866 (see Martin's web page for more details). As a teenager she worked as a general servant on a farm at Sutton-on-the-Hill, Derbyshire. This photograph was probably taken in the late 1880s, when she would have been in her early 20s.

Image © & Courtesy of Martin Jackson ID #: pgraham07
Source: Collection of Martin Jackson
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type 4
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1888-1891
Notes: -
Subject: Hannah Appleby neé Bull (1831-1907) wearing a hat, vignetted half-length portrait with table.
Notes by MJ/BP: Hannah Bull was born at Hollington, Derbyshire and baptised there on 12 February 1832 (see Martin's web page for more details). She married Anthony Appleby (1832-1902) at Brailsford in 1852; they lived at Hollington and had six children between 1852 and 1870. Hannah Appleby died aged 75 in 1907.

Image © & Courtesy of Martin Jackson ID #: pgraham08
Source: Collection of Martin Jackson
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card?
Card Type: Type 4
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1890-1892
Notes: -
Subject: Anthony Appleby (1832-1902), vignetted half-length portrait with chair.
Notes by MJ/BP: Anthony Appleby was born in May 1832 at Sutton-on-the-Hill, Derbsyhire and baptised there on 10 Jun 1832 (see Martin's web page for more details). He married Hannah Bull (1832-1907) at Brailsford in 1852; they lived at Hollington and had six children between 1852 and 1870. Anthony Appleby died aged 70 in 1902.

Image © & Courtesy of Martin Jackson ID #: pgraham09
Source: Collection of Martin Jackson
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type 4
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1890-1892
Notes: -
Subject: John Tipper (1841-1931), vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.
Notes by MJ/BP: John Tipper was born at Hollington, Derbyshire and baptised on 24 October 1841 (for further details, visit Martin's web page). He married Mary Clark on 4 March 1863 at Ashbourne, and they had ten children in Hollington betwen then and 1881. John Tipper was a wheelwright, shopkeeper and postmaster. He died at Ebenezer Cottage, Hollington on 19 Apr 1931, aged 89.

Image © & Courtesy of Lies Ligthard ID #: pgraham06
Source: Collection of Lies Ligthard
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 105; Photo 58 x 99 mm)
Card Type: Type 4
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1891-1893
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young woman wearing a hat, probably in her 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Joss Davis ID #: pgraham96
Source: Collection of Joss Davis
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 103; Photo 58.5 x 91.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 4
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1891-1893
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his 20s or early 30s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood ID #: pgraham106
Source: Collection of Robert Silverwood
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type 4
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1891-1893
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his mid- to late 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of John Frearson Image © & Courtesy of John Frearson ID #: pgraham110
Source: Collection of John Frearson
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 106.5 x 166.5 mm; Photo 99.5 x 150.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 4
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1892-1895
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 40s or early 50s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood ID #: pgraham05
Source: Collection of Robert Silverwood
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 107 x 165.5; Photo 100.5 x 149 mm)
Card Type: Type 4
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1892-1895
Notes: -
Subject: Ethel Ada Fletcher (1883-1974) and her mother Mary Ann Fletcher neé Roberts (born c.1853), three-quarter length standing/seated portrait with chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham10
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 107 x 167 mm; Photo 100.5 x 145.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 5
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1893-1894
Notes: Reverse blank.
Subject: Charles Vincent Payne (1868-1941), three-quarter length seated portrait with fluted column.
Notes (BP): CV Payne married Amy Robinson at St Thomas Church, Derby on 18 May 1891, and they were in Chicago less than a month later. While in the United States he worked briefly as a singer with a touring troupe, and these clothes may have formed part of his costume. They arrived back in England in November 1892, and it seems likely that this portrait was taken not long after their return.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham92
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 105.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 92 mm)
Card Type: Type 5
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1893-1895
Notes: Reverse blank.
Subject: Unidentified young child in sailor suit, vignetted full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, chair, cushion and plant.

Image © & Courtesy of Sophie Dickerson Image © & Courtesy of Sophie Dickerson ID #: pgraham107
Source: Collection of Sophie Dickerson
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 92.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1893-1894
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed, "36 yrs Born 1857" on the reverse.
Subject: Phoebe Francis née Ashley/Ashby (b. c1857), aged 36 years, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham85
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 59 x 91 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her mid- to late teens, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham13
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. 34D
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108 x 168 mm; Photo 101 x 145 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1895-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his early to mid-20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham14
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. 40D
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108 x 168 mm; Photo 101 x 145 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1895-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens or early 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham15
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. 338
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108.5 x 169 mm; Photo 100 x 143.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1895-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens or early 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham16
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 107 mm; Photo 58.5 x 92.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1895-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late 20s or 30s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham17
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 107 mm; Photo 57 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1895-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his 40s or early 50s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham18
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 107 mm; Photo 56.5 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1895-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 40s or early 50s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham86
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. 756
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 107 mm; Photo 57 x 94.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1896-1899
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her mid- to late teens, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Brian Goodhead Image © & Courtesy of Brian Goodhead ID #: pgraham19
Source: Collection of Brian Goodhead
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1896
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed, "Annie Crump" on the reverse.
Subject: Annie Crump (b. 1873), probably in her early 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham20
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. 2082
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 106.5 mm; Photo 59 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1895-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Clive Greatorex Image © & Courtesy of Clive Greatorex ID #: pgraham21
Source: Collection of Clive Greatorex
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. 2205(?)
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 107 mm; Photo 57 x 92.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 6
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1895-1899
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed, "Elsies Gran" on the reverse.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman with bonnet, probably Annie Dolman née Spencer, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Derek Smith ID #: pgraham29
Source: Collection of Derek Smith
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 110 x 168 mm)
Card Type: Type 7
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1896
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Charlotte Caroline Riley (1880-1947), probably in her mid- to late teens, vignetted three-quarter length portrait with painted backdrop, chair, plant and book.
Notes: (DS) The studio of Pollard Graham was probably selected because her cousin Letitia Harber was a retoucher at P G in Derby certainly up to 1901. The book has an advert for Players Navy Cut inside the back cover.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham82
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108 x 166 mm; Photo 97 x 144 mm)
Card Type: Type 7
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated February 1897
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed, "with R.D. Whiteheads Compliments Feby 1897" in black ink on the reverse
Subject: Richard David Whitehead (1860-1928) of Derby, aged about 37 years, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.
Notes: See article about The Whitehead Family of Derby on La Diaspora Continua.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham83
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 106.5 x 166 mm; Photo 99 x 146 mm)
Card Type: Type 8
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated February 1897
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed, "with E.A. Whiteheads Compliments Feby 1897" in black ink on the reverse
Subject: Elizabeth Ann Whitehead née Barnett (1860-1898) of Derby, aged about 37 years, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.
Notes: See article about The Whitehead Family of Derby on La Diaspora Continua.

Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin ID #: pgraham22
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108 x 166 mm; Photo 101.5 x 145 mm)
Card Type: Type 8
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1899
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Bertie Dyche Aspdin (1871-1943), vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin ID #: pgraham23
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108 x 160 mm, but trimmed at base; Photo 101 x 149.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 8
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1899
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Bertie Dyche Aspdin (1871-1943), vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin ID #: pgraham26
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 107.5 x 166 mm; Photo 102 x 144.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 8
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1897
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Two unidentified young boys, probably aged about 3 and 7 years, vignetted full length seated/standing portrait on chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin ID #: pgraham12
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby and Burton on Trent
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108 x 157.5 mm, but trimmed at base; Photo 101.5 x 146 mm)
Card Type: Type 9
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1898
Notes: Reverse blank.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 40s or 50s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin ID #: pgraham120
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 105.5 x 165.5 mm, but trimmed at base; Photo 101.5 x 146 mm)
Card Type: Type 9
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1898
Notes: Reverse blank.
Subject: Mary Ann Aspdin née Dyche (c.1833-1913), probably in her early 60s, three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop, chaise longue and book.

Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin ID #: pgraham25
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108.5 x 166.5 mm; Photo 102 x 146 mm)
Card Type: Type 9
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1895
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Possibly Annie Mary Hewitt née Aspdin (b. 1866) and her son Harry Aspdin Hewitt (1893-1940), half-length seated portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin ID #: pgraham24
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 108 x 167 mm; Photo 102 x 144 mm)
Card Type: Type 9
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1894-1895
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Possibly Harry Aspdin Hewitt (1893-1940), full length standing portrait on chaise longue.

Image © & Courtesy of Martin Jackson ID #: pgraham27
Source: Collection of Martin Jackson
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card
Card Type: Type 10
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. August 1904
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Wedding portrait of George Sharpe and Annie Holmes, full length standing portrait taken outdoors in front of open doorway.
Notes: (BP) FreeBMD has a marriage registration for a George Sharpe and an Annie Holmes at Shardlow R.D., Derbyshire in the 3rd Qtr 1904.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham28
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card
Card Type: Type 10
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1902-1904
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman holding a book, probably in her late teens or early 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtain and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Lynne Tedder Image © & Courtesy of Lynne Tedder ID #: pgraham30
Source: Collection of Lynne Tedder
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 4687
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type 11
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Lynne Tedder Image © & Courtesy of Lynne Tedder ID #: pgraham31
Source: Collection of Lynne Tedder
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 4688
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type 11
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 50s, half-length seated portrait with curtain and table.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham87
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 5258
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 57.5 x 91.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 11
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his 20s, vignetted half-length portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Lynne Tedder Image © & Courtesy of Lynne Tedder ID #: pgraham39
Source: Collection of Lynne Tedder
Artist: Pollard Graham of Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby, 1 Ormerod Rd, Burnley, 5 Market Place, Peterboro' and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh
Negative No. 5316
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type 15
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1905-1907
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young girl, probably aged about 12 to 14 years, three-quarter length standing portrait with potted plant on stand and "rustic" chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Kevin Rhodes Image © & Courtesy of Kevin Rhodes ID #: pgraham32
Source: Collection of Kevin Rhodes
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 6531
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 105.5 x 167.5 mm; Photo 101 x 146.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 12
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman, probably in her 60s or early 70s, three-quarter length seated portrait with chair and table.
Notes: (KR) Possibly the mother of Mary Rankin née Saddington (b. 1881) of Derby.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham34
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 6571
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 106 mm; Photo 58.5 x 92.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 11
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed, "faulty," in pencil on the reverse.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham89
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 6907
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 107.5 x 167 mm; Photo 101.5 x 145.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 12
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 40s or early 50s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop, chair and plant.

Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan ID #: pgraham35
Source: Collection of Marilyn McMillan
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 7562
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 105 mm; Photo 58.5 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type 11
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 30s or early 40s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan ID #: pgraham36
Source: Collection of Marilyn McMillan
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 7563
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 105 mm; Photo 59 x 92.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 11
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens, three-quarter length standing portrait with potted palm on stand and stool.

Image © & Courtesy of Margaret Page Image © & Courtesy of Margaret Page ID #: pgraham124
Source: Collection of Margaret Page
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 7589
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 59 x 92 mm)
Card Type: Type 11
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified baby, probably about 8-12 months old, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, chair and cushion.

Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan ID #: pgraham37
Source: Collection of Marilyn McMillan
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 7853
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105 mm; Photo 59 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type 11
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens, three-quarter length standing portrait with chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham88
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 107.5 x 166.5 mm; Photo 102 x 145.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 12
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Two unidentified young children, probably aged between 3 and 7 years, full length standing/seated portrait with painted backdrop, curtain and chaise longue with cushion.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham90
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 8064
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 107.5 x 166.5 mm; Photo 101.5 x 145.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 12
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his late 40s or 50s, three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop, chair and tall table.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham91
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham of Derby, Burnley, Peterboro' & Leigh
Negative No. 10362
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 110.5 x 168.5 mm; Photo 92.5 x 137 mm)
Card Type: Type 14
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1905-1907
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her late 20s or early 30s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop, table and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin ID #: pgraham33
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & Eastmid Studio, 5 Market Place, Peterboro'
Negative No. 10633
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 109 x 165 mm; Photo 103 x 146.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 12
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c. 1904-1905
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 30s or early 40s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, carpet/rug, chaise longue and potted palm on tall stand.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham41
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham of 1 Ormerod Rd, Burnley, Peterboro' and Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 111 x 170 mm; Photo 92 x 136.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 13
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1905
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her early to mid-20s, three-quarter length seated portrait with chair and plant.

Image © & Courtesy of Dorothy Livesey ID #: pgraham115
Source: Collection of Dorothy Livesey
Artist: Pollard Graham of Derby, Burnley, Peterboro' & Leigh
Negative No. 11668
Size: Cabinet card (Mount approx. 105.5 x 165 mm; Photo 92 x 137.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 14
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1905
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified group of three people, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, patterned carpet, rug and chairs.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham38
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham of Derby, Burnley, Peterboro' & Leigh
Negative No. 16705
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 110.5 x 168.5 mm; Photo 92.5 x 137 mm)
Card Type: Type 14
Card Thickness: -
Date: Copy dated July 1906
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Sarah Emma Payne née Parker (1870-1946) carrying an umbrella, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, carpet and rug and two potted plants, one on a tall stand.
Notes (BP): Sarah Emma Parker married Charles Hallam Payne (1870-1960) at St Mark's, Leicester on 11 July 1894. They lived at 38/83 St. James' Street, New Normanton, Derby, where they ran the family grocery/off licence until 1914, when they retired to live at Dale Cottage, Ingleby.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham40
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham of Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby, 1 Ormerod Rd, Burnley, 5 Market Place, Peterboro' and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh
Negative No. 21469
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 106 mm; Photo 58.5 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type 15
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1905-1907
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens or early 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with potted plant on stand and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan ID #: pgraham45
Source: Collection of Marilyn McMillan
Artist: Pollard Graham of Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 110 x 168 mm; Photo 91.5 x 136 mm)
Card Type: Type 16
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1907-1908
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Sarah Ann "Sally" Barrett (b. 1896), full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, floral patterned carpet, potted palm and side table with folding legs.
Notes: (MM) Here is Sally Barrett, Arthur's sister (see #pgraham43 above). It looks like it was taken the same day but they moved the props around.

Image © & Courtesy of Carole Haywood ID #: pgraham11
Source: Collection of Carole Haywood
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 111.5 x 171 mm; Photo 93 x 139 mm)
Card Type: Type 16
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1908
Notes: -
Subject: Possibly Mary Haywood née Wood (c1843-), full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, chair and potted palm on a stool.
Notes: [CH] Samuel & Mary Haywood emigrated to the United States some time between 6 April 1891 and 11 February 1892, so the latter date is the latest that this photograph could have been taken. [BP] Samuel and Mary Haywood and their three children, Mary Ann, Thomas & Ellen arrived in New York on board the City of Berlin from Liverpool on 18 April 1891, implying a date for the portrait prior to late March 1891. However, the style of both the clothing worn by this woman and the card mount suggest a date in the late 1890s, perhaps between 1908 and 1910. At this time, Mary Haywood would not only have been in the US, but also in her mid- to late 60s. This subject appears to me to be somewhat younger, raising the possibility of a mis-identification.

Image © & Courtesy of Angus Graham Image © & Courtesy of Angus Graham ID #: pgraham46
Source: Collection of Angus Graham
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby & 69 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. 14342
Size: Cabinet card (Mount unknown; Photo 93 x 136 mm)
Card Type: Type 16
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1908
Notes: -
Subject: Possibly Robert Brown or Arthur Pennington (1876-1936), three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop, chair and table.
Notes: [AG] The Browns were a Wigan family, and the Penningtons were at that time Golborne (outlying village from Wigan). All of these places are a morning's walk from each other, but Wigan seems more likely, if only for proximity (but the card says Leigh ... then why would you walk 2 miles more to get to Leigh of all places? even then it was a dump!). I was back in the area a few weeks ago for a funeral. P-G's shop is currently swallowed by Smith's bookshop, which seems to have been knocked through from next door.

Image © & Courtesy of Gillian Fynes ID #: pgraham108
Source: Collection of Gillian Fynes
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 124 x 225 mm; Photo 71 x 143.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 17
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1908
Notes: -
Subject: Douglas Hardman Darbyshire (Aug 1902-1982) dressed in a sailor suit, probably aged about 4 years, full length portrait with painted backdrop, bench and table.
Notes: [GF] This photograph of my grandfather, Douglas Hardman Darbyshire, son of John Thomas Darbyshire and Alice Emma née Hardman, was taken at the 59 Leigh Road branch. He was born in Aug 1902 in Tyldesley Road, Atherton.

Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan ID #: pgraham47
Source: Collection of Marilyn McMillan
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 171 x 228.5 mm; Photo 104 x 105.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 17
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1908
Notes: -
Subject: Sarah Barrett née Hamis, head-and-shoulders portrait.
Notes: [MM] This is my great grandmother, Sarah (Hamis) Barrett.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham42
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham of Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby, 22 Market Square, Wigan and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. 21975
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 111 x 168.5 mm; Photo 93 x 136 mm)
Card Type: Type 18
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens or early to mid-20s, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, floral patterned carpet, chair and potted palm on a tall stand.

Image © & Courtesy of Marilyn McMillan ID #: pgraham43
Source: Collection of Marilyn McMillan
Artist: Pollard Graham of Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby, 22 Market Square, Wigan and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 110 x 169 mm; Photo 93 x 137 mm)
Card Type: Type 18
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Arthur Barrett (b. 1895), probably aged 11-12 years, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, floral patterned carpet, chairs and potted palm on a tall stand.
Notes: (MM) Here is a photo of my grandmother's nephew, Arthur Barrett. He is the son of her older brother, Arthur Barrett. My mother told me that he had lost an eye and that was why photos of him were taken from the side.

Image © & Courtesy of John Copley ID #: pgraham44
Source: Collection of John Copley
Artist: Pollard Graham of Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby, 22 Market Square, Wigan and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount unknown; Photo 94 x 139 mm)
Card Type: Type 18
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Ann Elizabeth Burgess née Perkins (b. 1848) and Leonard Boaz Burgess (1849-1918), full length seated/standing portrait with painted backdrop, floral patterned carpet and vase of flowers on a small side table.
Notes: (JC) The subjects are my gg-grandparents. Leonard was born Oakley, Bedfordshire in 1849, Ann born Bromham, Bedfordshire in 1848. They married on 3 July 1870 at the Parish Church in Oakley. The first child was born in Oakley, but by the time of the 1871 census they were living in Derby. From 1881 to 1901 they were at 12 Fox St. Derby. In 1871 and 1901 he is descibed as "railway porter", so we think moved up the Midland mainline from Bedford to Derby with the railway company.

Image © & Courtesy of David Roughley Image © & Courtesy of David Roughley ID #: pgraham49
Source: Collection of David Roughley
Artist: Pollard Graham of Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby, 22 Market Square, Wigan and 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh, Lancs.
Negative No. 28329 W
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 116 x 175 mm; Photo 97 x 141 mm)
Card Type: Type 18
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Henry "Harry" Martland Collinson (b. 1881), probably in his mid-20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtains, table and book.
Notes: (DR) Henry was born Henry Collinson to Martha Ellen Collinson in 1881 when she was working as a "servant" at Rodgers Farm in Lathom, Lancashire, which was run by Ann Martland at the time. She married Ann's son, Thomas Elisha Martland in the June quarter of the same year and he is probably Henry's father as Henry changed his name to Martland on susequent census forms. He was known in the family as Harry.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham48
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham of Corn Market, Derby, 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh and Borough Studio, Market Place, Wigan.
Negative No. 26448?
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 61 x 102.5 mm; Photo 50 x 79 mm)
Card Type: Type 19
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified boy, probably aged about 9 or 10 years, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop and bench.

Image © & Courtesy of Clive Greatorex ID #: pgraham50
Source: Collection of Clive Greatorex
Artist: Pollard Graham of Corn Market, Derby, 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 169 x 229 mm; Photo 95 x 141.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 20
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1895-1898 and copied c.1908-1910
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Clara Jane Morton née Dolman (b. 1875), probably in her early 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Helen Cullum ID #: pgraham121
Source: Collection of Helen Cullum
Artist: Pollard Graham of Corn Market, Derby, 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format
Card Type: Type 20
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Phoebe Ann Cullum née David (1891-1937), probably in her mid- to late teens, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Angela Galloway ID #: pgraham81
Source: Collection of Angela Galloway
Artist: Pollard Graham of Corn Market, Derby, 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 203.5 x 278.5 mm; Photo 117 x 175 mm)
Card Type: Type 20
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes: Corners damaged.
Subject: Unidentified young man in sailor's clothing, possibly Richard Finn of Ireland, probably in his late teens or early 20s, head and shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Caroline Dean ID #: pgraham51
Source: Collection of Caroline Dean
Artist: Pollard Graham of Corn Market, Derby, 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 135 x 190 mm, but trimmed; Photo 95 x 135 mm)
Card Type: Type 20
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes: Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens or early 20s, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, floral patterned carpet, chaise longue and table.

Image © & Courtesy of Helen Frost ID #: pgraham52
Source: Collection of Helen Frost
Artist: Pollard Graham of Corn Market, Derby, 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 140.5 x 177 mm, but trimmed; Photo 95.5 x 134.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 20
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes:
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her early to mid-20s, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, floral patterned carpet and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Helen Frost ID #: pgraham53
Source: Collection of Helen Frost
Artist: Pollard Graham of Corn Market, Derby, 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 126.5 x 171 mm, but trimmed; Photo 97 x 134.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 20
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1908-1910
Notes:
Subject: Unidentified woman with umbrella, probably in her 30s or 40s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Gillian Fynes ID #: pgraham109
Source: Collection of Gillian Fynes
Artist: Pollard Graham, Corn Market, Derby, 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 167 x 225 mm; Photo 94.5 x 136 mm)
Card Type: Type 20
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated 25 January 1909
Notes: -
Subject: Leslie Noel Darbyshire (b. 1909), probably aged a few weeks, with unidentified nanny, full length portrait with painted backdrop.

Image © & Courtesy of Diane Lilley ID #: pgraham98
Source: Collection of Diane Lilley
Artist: Pollard Graham, of Corn Market, Derby; 59 Leigh Rd, Leigh; and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan
Negative No. 29455 N
Size: Large format (Mount 167.5 x 223 mm; Photo 107 x 107 mm)
Card Type: Type 20
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1909-1910
Notes: -
Subject: Joseph Henry Campbell, probably in his mid- to late 20s, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Kim Klump Image © & Courtesy of Kim Klump ID #: pgraham122
Source: Collection of Kim Klump
Artist: Pollard Graham, Corn Market, Derby and Borough Studio, 22 Market Square, Wigan.
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 171 x 226.5 mm; Photo 96 x 136 mm)
Card Type: Type 21
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1910-1912
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 50s, three-quarter length portrait with painted backdrop, potted palm and chair.
Notes: (KK) I now believe that this may be Henry's mother Emily Elizabeth Candy née Berning born 1856-1858. She married Henry on June 8, 1878. In 1881 I believe they lived on Mead St. in St. Luke's Parish of Bristol, Bedminster.

Image © & Courtesy of Diane Lilley ID #: pgraham97
Source: Collection of Diane Lilley
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, of 1 Market Place, Burslem, Royal Studio, Commerce Street, Longton, City Studio, 1 Norton Street, Coventry, and 12A Bridge Street, Northampton
Negative No. 9955 (or 9935) N
Size: Large format (Mount 168 x 225 mm; Photo 106 x 106.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 22
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1910
Notes: -
Subject: Lilly May Campbell née Bowers (b. 1891 Birmingham), probably in her late teens or early 20s, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham54
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, of Central Studio, Croft, Rotherham, 1 Market Place, Burslem, Royal Studio, Commerce Street, Longton, City Studio, 1 Norton Street, Coventry, and 12A Bridge Street, Northampton
Negative No. 8023
Size: Large format (Mount 169 x 229.5 mm; Photo 55 x 127.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 23
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1910-1911
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young girl, probably aged 10 to 12 years and possibly dressed as a choir girl, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Pat Cahill ID #: pgraham114
Source: Collection of Pat Cahill
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, of Central Studio, Croft, Rotherham, 1 Market Place, Burslem, Royal Studio, Commerce Street, Longton, City Studio, 1 Norton Street, Coventry, and 12A Bridge Street, Northampton
Negative No. -
Size: Large format
Card Type: Type 23
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1910-1911
Subject: Florence Foster (b. 17 Sep 1905 Rotherham) and Emmeline Mary Foster (b. 19 Sep 1907 Rotherham), probably aged 5 and 3 years respectively, full length standing/seated portrait with painted backdrop, patterned carpet and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Diane Lilley ID #: pgraham102
Source: Collection of Diane Lilley
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, of Central Studio, Croft, Rotherham, 1 Market Place, Burslem, Royal Studio, Commerce Street, Longton, City Studio, 1 Norton Street, Coventry, and 12A Bridge Street, Northampton
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 168.5 x 224 mm; Photo 106 x 104.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 23
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1910-1911
Subject: Tom Harrison, probably in his late teens or early 20s, head-and-shoulders portrait.
Notes: (DL) Tom was Emily Bowers' first husband, killed in 1917.

Image © & Courtesy of Diane Lilley ID #: pgraham99
Source: Collection of Diane Lilley
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby; Branches at Coventry, Northampton, Burslem, Longton, Rotherham, Luton, Lincoln.
Negative No. 49232 N
Size: Large format (Mount 170 x 226.5 mm; Photo 107 x 105.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 24
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1911-1914
Notes: -
Subject: Emily Rosina Bowers (b. 1893 Northampton), probably in her late teens or early 20s, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Alan Radford ID #: pgraham55
Source: Collection of Alan Radford
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, of 108A Friargate, Derby, Coventry, Northampton, Burslem, Longton, Rotherham, Luton and Lincoln
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 170 x 230 mm; Photo 95 x 136 mm)
Card Type: Type 24
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1912
Notes: -
Subject: Robert Musson (1870-1962) and his daughter Gladys Musson (1904-1986), full length standing/seated portrait with painted backdrop, patterned carpets and chaise longue.
Notes: (AR) Grandfather was born in Doncaster, Yorkshire in 1870, and died in 1962 as the result of an accident, aged 91. Mother was born in 1904 at Olcoates, Nottinghamshire, and died in 1986, aged 81.


Image © & Courtesy of Diane Lilley ID #: pgraham100
Source: Collection of Diane Lilley
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby; Branches at Coventry, Northampton, Burslem, Longton, Rotherham, Luton, Lincoln.
Negative No. 60503 N
Size: Large format (Mount 168 x 224 mm; Photo 90.5 x 126.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 24
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1911-1914
Subject: Violetta (Violet) Hannah Bowers (b. 1895 Northampton), probably in her late teens, head-and-shoulders portrait.
Notes: (DL) Violet married Charlie Harris at Northampton in 1924 and lived to be 100 or 101.

Image © & Courtesy of Diane Lilley ID #: pgraham101
Source: Collection of Diane Lilley
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby; Branches at Coventry, Northampton, Burslem, Longton, Rotherham, Luton, Lincoln.
Negative No. 60607 N
Size: Large format (Mount 169.5 x 224 mm; Photo 91 x 127.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 24
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1911-1914
Subject: William Bowers (b. 1855 Birmingham), probably in his mid-50s, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Graham Pare ID #: pgraham57
Source: Collection of Graham Pare
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, of 108A Friargate, Derby (Head Office & Works); 1 Norton Street, Coventry; 12a Bridge Street, Northampton; 1 Market Place, Burslem: 23 Commerce Street, Longton; Croft, Rotherham; 13 Wellington Street, Luton; and 1 St Mary's Street, Lincoln
Negative No. 68770 N
Size: Large format (Mount 250 x 350 mm; Photo 145.5 x 200.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 25
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated July 1914
Notes: -
Subject: Sidney Harding, half length portrait.


Image © & Courtesy of Graham Pare ID #: pgraham58
Source: Collection of Graham Pare
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, of 108A Friargate, Derby (Head Office & Works); 1 Norton Street, Coventry; 12a Bridge Street, Northampton; 1 Market Place, Burslem: 23 Commerce Street, Longton; Croft, Rotherham; 13 Wellington Street, Luton; and 1 St Mary's Street, Lincoln
Negative No. 68770 N
Size: Large format (Mount unknown; Photo 88 x 122.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 26
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated July 1914
Notes: -
Subject: Sidney Harding, half length portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Kevin Rhodes Image © & Courtesy of Kevin Rhodes ID #: pgraham56
Source: Collection of Kevin Rhodes
Artist: Pollard Graham & Co, of Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Postcard (85 x 135 mm)
Card Type: Type 27
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1910-1912
Notes: -
Subject: Frances Rankin (right) and unidentified young woman, Frances in her late teens or early 20s, full length seated portrait, taken outdoors.
Notes: (BP) From the stamp remnant the Postcard can be dated to c. 1911-1912, or shortly before the First World War. The style of clothing seems to be about right for this era. Kelly's 1912 Directory and the 1911 Census show the occupant of 5 Arboretum Square to have been Pollard Graham, the photographer, with Esther Higton (27) and Frances Emily Rankin (16) working there as servants. See also article on Photo-Sleuth.

Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings ID #: pgraham62
Source: Collection of Rob Jennings
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 1 Market Place, Burslem
Negative No. 24102
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 28
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1914
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his mid- to late teens, vignetted half length portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham59
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 55926
Size: Postcard (Card 87.5 x 137.5 mm; Photo frame 79 x 128 mm)
Card Type: Type 29
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1914
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his mid-20s, half length portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham93
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 65871
Size: Postcard (Card 85.5 x 137.5 mm; Photo frame 78 x 129 mm)
Card Type: Type 29
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1914
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her mid-20s, half-vignetted half length portrait with painted backdrop.

Image © & Courtesy of Fran Powles Image © & Courtesy of Fran Powles ID #: pgraham63
Source: Collection of Fran Powles
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 81310
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 30
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1917-1918
Notes: -
Subject: Corporal Robert Hollis, in the uniform of the Machine Gun Corps, vignetted three-quarter length portrait with tall table.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham60
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 70932
Size: Postcard (129 x 86 mm)
Card Type: Type 31
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated 13 July 1917
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed "July 13/17" and "July 1917" on the reverse.
Subject: George Frank Brown (c1899-1963), Ethel Brown (1894-1978), Arthur James Brown (1896-1964), Edith (Edie) Newman Brown née Miller (1872-1956), Percy (Punch) Miller Brown (1904-1971) & Frederick Montague Brown (1870-1960), half length group portrait.
Notes: (BP) AJ Brown is known to have served as a Corporal Dispenser with the 57th North Midlands Field Ambulance Unit, RAMC, although he appears to have the rank of Sergeant at this time. Ethel and her mother Edie are both wearing army badges on necklaces.

Image © & Courtesy of Grace-Ellen Capier Image © & Courtesy of Grace-Ellen Capier ID #: pgraham116
Source: Collection of Grace-Ellen Capier
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 74603
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 31
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1917-1918
Notes: -
Subject: Two unidentified men, one perhaps in his 60s, the other in his 20s and dressed in what appears to be a Royal Navy uniform, vignetted half length portrait with small table.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham94
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 74643
Size: Postcard (86.5 x 139 mm)
Card Type: Type 31
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1917-1918
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified woman in medieval dress, probably in her late 20s or 30s, vignetted full length portrait with painted backdrop.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham95
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 75479
Size: Postcard (86.5 x 140 mm)
Card Type: Type 31
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1917-1918
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified woman in gypsy dress, probably in her late 20s or 30s, vignetted full length portrait with painted backdrop.

Image © & Courtesy of Betty Bowler Image © & Courtesy of Betty Bowler ID #: pgraham104
Source: Collection of Betty Bowler
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 79034
Size: Postcard (90 x 133.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 31
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1917-1918
Subject: Thomas Frederick (Fred) Green (b. 1899 Belper), probably in his late teens, vignetted full length seated portrait on bench.
Notes: Fred is wearing standard Great War issue uniform with an RGA (Royal Garrison Artillery) shoulder badge. The Medal Index Cards show a Thomas F. Green, 189835, Gunner, RGA, entitled to the Victory and British War Medals.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: pgraham61
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. 086729
Size: Postcard (90.5 x 136 mm)
Card Type: Type 31
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1918-1920
Notes: Inscribed "Yours sincerely Agnes" on the front.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her early to mid-20s, vignetted full length portrait with tall table.

Image © & Courtesy of Barry Muir Image © & Courtesy of Barry Muir ID #: pgraham65
Source: Collection of Barry Muir
Artist: Pollard Graham, Head Office & Works, 108A Friargate, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 32
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated 1920
Notes: Inscribed "1920" in ink on the reverse.
Subject: Conrad Muir (1904-1956), vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.
Notes: (BM) My father Conrad Muir was born in Derby on 19 Apr 1904, and died in Derby on 27 Jul 1956. The rear of the photo shows 1920, so he would have been 16.

Image © & Courtesy of Richard Goldsworthy ID #: pgraham111
Source: Collection of Richard Goldsworthy
Artist: Pollard Graham's Studios
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount unknown; Photo 155 x 206 mm)
Card Type: Type 33
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1920-1923
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his 30s or 40s, three-quarter length standing portrait with painted backdrop and bench.

Image © & Courtesy of John Hoddinott Image © & Courtesy of John Hoddinott ID #: pgraham118
Source: Collection of John Hoddinott
Artist: Pollard Graham's Studios
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 253 x 353 mm; Photo 168 x 211 mm)
Card Type: Type 33
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1923-1924
Notes: -
Subject: Margery Louie Karen Olphin (b. 6 Oct 1909 Ilkeston), probably in her mid-teens, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, curtains, table, flower in vase and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Boz ID #: pgraham64
Source: Collection of Boz
Artist: Pollard Graham's Studios
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 254 x 355 mm; Photo 158 x 207 mm)
Card Type: Type 33
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1923
Notes: -
Subject: Margaret Alicia Mackay (b. 1907 Nottingham), probably in her late teens, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, patterned carpet and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Boz


Image © & Courtesy of Boz ID #: pgraham75
Source: Collection of Boz
Artist: Pollard Graham's Studios
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 254 x 355 mm; Photo 155 x 206 mm)
Card Type: Type 34
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1924
Notes: -
Subject: Margaret Alicia Mackay (b. 1907 Nottingham), aged about 17 years, full length standing portrait with curtains.

Image © & Courtesy of Boz


Image © & Courtesy of Jack Fletcher ID #: pgraham117
Source: Collection of Jack Fletcher
Artist: probably Pollard Graham (interpreted from backdrop and studio furniture)
Negative No. -
Size: Large format, possibly trimmed (Photo 165 x 210 mm)
Card Type: ? (probably Type 33 or 34)
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken in mid-1920
Notes: -
Subject: Alice Grimes née Grime with her three children, full length group portrait with painted backdrop and chaise longue, hand coloured.
Notes: (JF) My Grandmother and children which must be mid 1920 because my mother on the left was born in 1918. They lived in St Luke's Street in Derby.

Image © & Courtesy of Caroline Dean Image © & Courtesy of Caroline Dean ID #: pgraham68
Source: Collection of Caroline Dean
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby & Northampton
Negative No. 8477 12(?)
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 35
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1921-1925
Notes: -
Subject: Caroline Sadler née Wileman (b. 1903) aged about 18-22 years, half length seated portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Hilary Booth Image © & Courtesy of Hilary Booth ID #: pgraham112
Source: Collection of Hilary Booth
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby & Northampton
Negative No. 89894
Size: Postcard (168 x 272 mm)
Card Type: Type 35
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1921-1922
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her 20s, half length seated portrait with cushion.

Image © & Courtesy of Hilary Booth Image © & Courtesy of Hilary Booth ID #: pgraham113
Source: Collection of Hilary Booth
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby & Northampton
Negative No. 90111
Size: Postcard (171.5 x 269 mm)
Card Type: Type 35
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1921-1922
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens or early 20s, half length seated portrait with table.

Image © & Courtesy of Brian Coxon Image © & Courtesy of Brian Coxon ID #: pgraham69
Source: Collection of Brian Coxon
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby & Northampton
Negative No. 91745
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 35
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1921-1922
Notes: Inscribed, "Florence Elizabeth daughter of Sidney + Priscilla 13 yrs" on the reverse.
Subject: Florence Elizabeth (surname unknown) aged 13 years, three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop.

Image © & Courtesy of Barry Muir Image © & Courtesy of Barry Muir ID #: pgraham67
Source: Collection of Barry Muir
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby & Northampton
Negative No. 92985
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 35
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1922
Notes: -
Subject: Florence Ellen Muir (b. 3 Feb 1903 Derby), probably in her late teens, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Sarah Nash ID #: pgraham105
Source: Collection of Sarah Nash
Artist: Pollard Graham's Studios
Negative No. -
Size: Large format (Mount 152 x 197.5 mm, but trimmed on all sides; Photo 97.5 x 138.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 33
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1920-1922
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens, three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop and bench.

Image © & Courtesy of Betty Bowler Image © & Courtesy of Betty Bowler ID #: pgraham103
Source: Collection of Betty Bowler
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby & Northampton
Negative No. 2004
Size: Postcard (80.5 x 129.5 mm)
Card Type: Type 35
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated May 1923
Notes: Inscribed "To Hannah from Harry May 1923" in ink on the reverse.
Subject: Harry Green (b. c.1895 Belper), probably in his mid- to late 20s, vignetted half-length portrait.
Notes: (BB) Sent to his sister Mary Hannah Green.

Image © & Courtesy of Valerie Stern Image © & Courtesy of Valerie Stern ID #: pgraham66
Source: Collection of Valerie Stern
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby & Northampton
Negative No. 2346
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 35
Card Thickness: -
Date: Dated 1925
Notes: Inscribed "1925 Majorie Dawson aged 5. Derby England" in ink on the reverse.
Subject: Marjorie Dawson (b. 24 Apr 1920) aged about 5 years, full length seated portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Andrew Wyrobek Image © & Courtesy of Andrew Wyrobek ID #: pgraham119
Source: Collection of Andrew Wyrobek
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby & Northampton
Negative No. 6068
Size: Postcard (80.5 x 130 mm)
Card Type: Type 35
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1921-1925
Notes: -
Subject: Anne Maria Price née Ward (1865-1925) of Derby, probably in her late 50s, partially vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings ID #: pgraham70
Source: Collection of Rob Jennings
Artist: Pollard Graham & Son, Derby, Northampton & Kettering
Negative No. 8?14
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 36
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1925-1926
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified girl, probably in her mid-teens, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop and cane chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock ID #: pgraham71
Source: Collection of Cynthia Maddock
Artist: Pollard Graham & Son, Derby, Northampton & Kettering
Negative No. 54947
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 36
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1925-1926
Notes: Corners trimmed.
Subject: Two unidentified young girls, probably aged 3 to 7 years, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop and chaise longue.
Notes: (CM) This is of two sisters from Milford who were friends of my mother's family, but no-one can tell me their names!

Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings ID #: pgraham72
Source: Collection of Rob Jennings
Artist: Pollard Graham & Son, Derby, Northampton & Kettering
Negative No. -
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 36
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1925-1926
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified woman and young girl, full length seated/standing portrait with painted backdrop and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings ID #: pgraham73
Source: Collection of Rob Jennings
Artist: Pollard Graham & Son, Derby, Northampton, Kettering & Wellingborough
Negative No. 1896
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 37
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1925-1926
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his mid- to late teens, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop and curtains.

Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings Image © & Courtesy of Rob Jennings ID #: pgraham74
Source: Collection of Rob Jennings
Artist: Pollard Graham & Son, Derby, Northampton, Kettering & Wellingborough
Negative No. 3855
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 37
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1925-1926
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his early to mid-20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop.

Image © & Courtesy of Chris Elmore ID #: pgraham123
Source: Collection of Chris Elmore
Artist: Pollard Graham, Derby
Negative No. -
Size: Unknown
Card Type: Unknown
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1925-1926
Subject: Norman Elmore (b. 25 Nov 1916) and Arnold "Arnie" Elmore (1912-2001), aged about 10 and 14 years, full length standing/seated portrait with painted backdrop and chair.
Notes: (CE) Norman died tragically in mid-1929 while on a church choir excursion to Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. He fell to his death while exploring a cavern there. Arnie would recall with much emotion in his later years his mother's total despair on hearing of the accident.

Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock ID #: pgraham77
Source: Collection of Cynthia Maddock
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. 29590
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 38
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1926-1930
Notes: -
Subject: Eva Selby (b. 1901 Belper), probably in her late 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait with painted backdrop.

Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock ID #: pgraham76
Source: Collection of Cynthia Maddock
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. 29591
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 38
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1927-1930
Subject: Lucy Selby née Whiteman (b. 1869 Milford), probably in her late 40s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait with painted backdrop.
Notes: (CM) These two photos are of my grandfather Amos Whiteman's sister Lucy (left) and her daughter Eva (pgraham77 above). In 1900 Lucy married George Selby, who became manager of the Co-op store in Milford. When Eva was quite young, they moved to Derby, where they bought a greengrocer's shop on Normanton Road and lived in Society Place, Derby.

Image © & Courtesy of Kerrie Brailsford Image © & Courtesy of Kerrie Brailsford ID #: pgraham78
Source: Collection of Kerrie Brailsford
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. 31939
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 38
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1928-1933
Notes: -
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her 20s or early 30s, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Barry Muir Image © & Courtesy of Barry Muir ID #: pgraham79
Source: Collection of Barry Muir
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. 33435
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 38
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1932
Subject: Walter Muir (1860-1934), probably in his early 70s, half-length seated portrait with table and cushion.
Notes: (BM) Photo of my grandfather, Walter Muir, born Govan, nr Glasgow, Scotland on 20 Nov 1860, a blacksmith. He died in Derby on 23 Nov 1934, and I can only refer you to another photo, dated 24 Feb 1928, wearing a bowler hat. He has obviously aged somewhat within that period of some 6 years so I am assuming that it might well have been taken about 1932.

Image © & Courtesy of Graham Robinson Image © & Courtesy of Graham Robinson ID #: pgraham80
Source: Collection of Graham Robinson
Artist: Pollard Graham, Rodney Chambers, Corn Market, Derby
Negative No. 33912
Size: Postcard
Card Type: Type 38
Card Thickness: -
Date: Undated, but probably taken c.1928-1932
Notes: Inscribed, "Best wishes for a Happy Xmas Ada" on the reverse.
Subject: Ada Mary Oxspring (b. 1905), probably in her late 20s, three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop and chair.
Notes: (GR) Ada Mary Oxspring was born at Wirksworth in 1905, and was married there to William Rhodes on 10 August 1929.

REFERENCES

Historical Directories from the University of Leicester
Indexed 1841- 1901 Census Images from Ancestry.com
Partial Transcript of the GRO Index from FreeBMD


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many thanks to Margaret Page, Chris Elmore, Kim Klump, Helen Cullum, Andrew Wyrobek, John Hoddinott, Jack Fletcher, Grace-Ellen Capier, Dorothy Livesey, Pat Cahill, Hilary Booth, John Frearson, Gillian Fynes, Sophie Dickerson, Sarah Nash, Betty Bowler, Diane Lilley, Joss Davis, Angela Galloway, Graham Robinson, Kerrie Brailsford, Cynthia Maddock, Brian Coxon, Valerie Stern, Barry Muir, Boz, Fran Powles, Rob Jennings, Graham Pare, Alan Radford, Kevin Rhodes, Helen Frost, Caroline Dean, David Roughley, Angus Graham, John Copley, Marilyn McMillan, Lynne Tedder, Derek Smith, Clive Greatorex, Brian Goodhead, Nigel Aspdin, Carole Haywood, Lies Ligthart, Martin Jackson and Robert Silverwood for kind contributions of images and information.


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