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Charles Keeping, of Exeter, Sidmouth & Weston-super-Mare
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

Charles Keeping was born on 25 June 1842 at Little Becton, Hordle, near Lymington in Hampshire, the youngest of seven children of an agricultural labourer Stephen Keeping and his wife Margaret née Burry. He married Elizabeth Ann Hawkins in 1865 and they had two daughters and two sons before Elizabeth died on 16 September 1877. Elizabeth's daughter Lavinia may also have been Charles' daughter, but was born prior to their marriage. Charles remarried on 18 April 1882 to Ellen Jane Attwater at Barnstaple, and they had another seven children.

Charles KEEPING (b. c1842-43 Lymington HAM) m1: 1865 Elizabeth Ann HAWKINS (b. c.1840 Crediton DEV d. 1877 Exeter DEV)
|- Lavinia "Minnie" HAWKINS b. c.1862 Torquay DEV
|- Alice Kate KEEPING b. c.1867 Torquay DEV
|- Alfred KEEPING b. c.1872 Exeter DEV
|- Frederick KEEPING b. c.1874 Exeter DEV
  m2: 1882 Ellen Jane ATTWATER (b. c1859 Southampton DEV)
|- Henry Charles KEEPING b. 1885 d. 1960 Coventry WAR
|- Mabel A. KEEPING b. c.1887 Exeter DEV
|- Thomas KEEPING b. c.1889
|- Frank KEEPING b. c.1891 Exeter DEV
|- Edward W. KEEPING b. c.1897 Exeter DEV
Image © & Courtesy of Pam Salzmann & Jacquie Neale
Charles and Ellen Jane Keeping
Undated, but probably taken c.1914-1918
Unidentified photographer
Image courtesy of Pam Salzmann & Jacquie Neale
Charles Keeping first worked as a photographer in Exeter in about 1870, setting up a studio at New Bridge Street, after moving there from Torquay between 1867 and 1870. The studio moved to 1, Exe Bridge in 1873. He appears to have had additional short-lived premises at the Esplanade in Sidmouth (c.1878), 12 Holloway Street, Exeter (1889), Exe Island (1890), 43 St Sidwells, Exeter and Belgrave House, Paignton. There were also branch studios at Waterloo Road (c.1870-1872) and 62 Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. By April 1881, the business must have been thriving, because the census of that year shows his step-daughter Minnie Keeping, sister-in-law Mary Hawkins and an employee Blanc (Blanche?) Treble, all working as photographic assistants in the shop. In the mid- to late 1880s, the business was known as the "Exonia Studio".
  • c.1870-1873 : New Bridge Street, Exeter
  • c.1870-1872 : Hope Villa (opposite the Station), Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • c.1870-1872 : Waterloo Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • 1873- : 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
  • c.1878 : Esplanade, Sidmouth
  • late 1870s : 43 St Sidwells, Exeter
  • 1889 : 12 Holloway Street, Exeter
  • 1890 : Exe Island, Exeter
  • unknown dates : Belgrave House, Paignton
  • unknown dates : 62 Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
Between 1891 and 1893, the main shop appears to have moved to 1 Clinton terrace in Littleham, near Exmouth - there is a listing for 1893 of "Keeping & Co." at Imperial Road, Exmouth - but by 1901 he had moved back to Exeter and was living at 7 Ebrington Terrace, St Thomas. Further changes of premises in Exeter have been found in Exeter trade directories and Scott (1985) as follows:
  • 1890s : 1 Clinton Terrace, Littleham, nr Exmouth
  • 1893 : Imperial Road, Exmouth
  • 1901 : 7 Ebrington Terrace, St Thomas, Exmouth
  • 1902 : 47 Alphington Street, St Thomas
  • 1903 : 48 Paris Street
  • 1905-1906 : 32 Poltimore Square
  • 1907 : 17 Poltimore Square
  • 1909-1912 : 25 Longbrook Street
  • 1915-1918 : 55 Ladysmith Road
  • 1919-1923 : 96 Paris Street
Image © & Courtesy of David Cornforth Charles Keeping's studio at 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Undated print, unknown format
Image © & Courtesy of David Cornforth
Image © & Courtesy of David Cornforth

If you have any further information about the various members of the Keeping family and the studio, or if you have any photographs by Charles Keeping, please email me. I welcome contributions of images to increase the variety of coverage on this site. If you are able to identify or have an interest in any of the subjects in the photographs shown below, I would also be very keen on hearing from you.
CARD TYPES
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Pam Salzmann
Type I
Used c. 1869-1870
Square corners
Banner & Hanging Basket Design
Gold ink on white card
Border of stylized flowers & ivy
Type IIa
Used c. 1870-1878
Square corners
Exeter Coat of Arms
Black/red/purple ink on
white/pink/pale yellow card
Coat of arms, diagonal name
& semi-ornate "P"
Type IIb
Used c. 1875-1880
Rounded corners
Exeter Coat of Arms
Black ink on white/buff card
Coat of arms, diagonal name
& two ornate initials
Type III
Used c.1879-1883
Stylised Ivy Design
Rounded corners
Diagonal name & stylised ivy
Brown ink on buff card
Four fonts
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Jenny Mukerji Image © & Collection of Pam Salzmann Image © & Collection of Diana Burns
Type IV
Used c.1879-1883
Rounded corners
Diagonal name with frame, stylised
ivy, flowers & ornate initials
Dark brown ink on buff card
Type V
Used c.1879-1885
Rounded corners
Diagonal name, royal seal
Dark brown ink on buff card
Numerous fonts
Type VIa
Used c. 1884-1887
Rounded corners
Bamboo, Fan & Swallows
Red ink on white card
Three fonts with ornate initials
Manfd. for J.J. Atkinson in Berlin
Type VIb
Used c. 1885-1888
Rounded corners
Bamboo, Fan & Swallows
Brown ink on buff card
Three fonts with ornate initials
Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan Image © & Collection of Susan Doherty
Type VIc
Used c. 1886-1890
Rounded corners
Bamboo, Fan & Swallows
Brown ink on buff card
Three fonts with ornate initials
Type VII
Used c.1890-1896
Rounded corners
Classical artists, easel & cherubs
Numerous fonts
Reg. C.E. & C.

PORTFOLIO Contribute a Photo
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping01
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: C. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 2888
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64.5 x 103 mm; Photo 58.5 x 95.5 mm)
Card Type: Type I (gold) - Banner & hanging basket with stylized ivy & flowers border; single line frame around photo.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1869-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Lower corners clipped, bottom of card trimmed. Marked "Keeping / Exeter" on front.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 30s or 40s, full length portrait with writing table and books

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping06
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 5823
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 58 x 96.5 mm)
Card Type: Type IIa (red on white card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", and extra text; single line frame around photo.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1870-1872
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified girl, probably in her mid- to late teens, three-quarter length seated portrait with table and open book.

Image © & Collection of Steve Massie Image © & Collection of Steve Massie ID #: ckeeping26
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Steve Massie
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter & Hope Villa (Opposite the Station), Weston-super-Mare
Negative No. 6052
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type IIa (red on white card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", and extra text.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1870-1872
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified family group portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping09
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter & Waterloo Road, Weston-super-Mare (Gloucestershire)
Negative No. 7639
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 56.5 x 96.5 mm)
Card Type: Type IIa (red on white card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", two studios listed, and extra text; single line frame around photo.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1870-1872
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 20s, three-quarter length seated portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping08
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter & Waterloo Road, Weston-super-Mare (Gloucestershire)
Negative No. 9069
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 56 x 97 mm)
Card Type: Type IIa (violet on pale lilac card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", two studios listed, and extra text; single line frame around photo.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 40s, three-quarter length seated vignette portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Roger Vaughan Image © & Courtesy of Roger Vaughan ID #: ckeeping10
Source: Collection of Roger Vaughan
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter & Waterloo Road, Weston-super-Mare
Negative No. 10295
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type IIa (violet on pale lilac card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", two studios, and extra text; single line frame around photo.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, perhaps in her late teens, three-quarter length seated vignette portrait.

Image © & Collection of Leonie Cousin Image © & Collection of Leonie Cousin ID #: ckeeping14
Source: Collection of Leonie Cousin
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter & Waterloo Road, Weston-super-Mare
Negative No. 16943
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type IIa (red on white card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", two studios, and extra text; single line frame around photo.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Young man, probably in his 20s, head-and-shoulders vignetted portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping07
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 16943
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 101 mm; Photo 56 x 95.5 mm)
Card Type: Type IIa (red on buff card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", and extra text; single line frame around photo.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her 20s, three-quarter length seated portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping05
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of Esplanade, Sidmouth, & 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 673
Size: Carte de Visite (Mount 63.5 x 103.5 mm; Photo 54 x 93 mm
Card Type: Type IIa (black on yellow card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", two studios, and extra text; single line frame around photo.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her mid-20s, head-and-shoulders cameo portrait in raised oval.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping04
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 101 mm; Photo 56 x 97 mm
Card Type: Type IIa (black on yellow card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", and extra text.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1878
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Top of card trimmed.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her early late 20s or early 30s, head-and-shoulders cameo portrait in oval frame.

Image © & Collection of Leonie Cousin Image © & Collection of Leonie Cousin ID #: ckeeping13
Source: Collection of Leonie Cousin
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of Esplanade, Sidmouth, & 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 26462
Size: Carte de Visite
Card Type: Type IIa (black on yellow card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, three fonts with semi-ornate "P", two studios, and extra text.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1878
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens or early 20s, three-quarter length seated portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping02
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. -
Size: Mount 63.5 x 89.5 mm; Photo 55 x 95 mm
Card Type: Type IIb (black on buff card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, four fonts with two ornate initials, and extra text.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1878
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Lower corners cut. Trimmed at bottom.
Subject: Young girl, probably in her early to mid-teens, three-quarter length portrait. Unidentified, but probably the same girl, Annie Lewis, (or a sister) as identified in photo below (#ckeeping03)

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping03
Source: Exeter Album, Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. -
Size: Mount 63 x 100.5 mm; Photo 55 x 95 mm
Card Type: Type IIb (black on buff card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, four fonts with two ornate initials, and extra text.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1878
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Lower corners cut. Reverse inscribed "Annie Lewis."
Subject: Annie Lewis, probably in her early to mid-teens, head and shoulders portrait in oval frame. Probably the same girl (or sister) as in photo above (#ckeeping02). She is probably the Anna/Annie Lewis born c.1860 in Exeter, daughter of a tailor's shopman, John Lewis and his wife Hannah, who married James Doeg Venn (1861-) in 1885 and had two children. They lived in Exeter, where her husband worked as an accountant, eventually becoming the chief clerk at the Town Clerk's office.

Image © & Collection of Carol Franks Image © & Collection of Carol Franks ID #: ckeeping16
Source: Collection of Carol Franks
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge & 43 St Sidewell's, Exeter
Negative No. 85
Size: Mount 63.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 96.5 mm
Card Type: Type IIb (black on buff card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, four fonts with two ornate initials, and extra text.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1878
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Full-length portrait of girl with hat. Carol Franks believes that an estimated date of 1876-1878 would correlate with this being her great-grandmother Lavinia Darch, who was born on 27 May 1866, and would therefore have been aged about 10-12 at the time this portrait was taken. Carol writes, "All of Lavinia's aunts and uncles on her mother's Snell side of the family emigrated to New Zealand and supposedly my Lavinia's mum and dad were going to follow with Lavinia when she was a young girl. Something happened to change that and instead the Darches moved from being farmers in the villages around Winkleigh to having a teahouse in Plymouth. I wonder if the photo might originally have been intended as a parting gift to Lavinia's grandfather Robert SNELL before the last of his family departed for New Zealand."

Image © & Collection of Norman Wedlake Image © & Collection of Norman Wedlake ID #: ckeeping30
Source: Collection of Norman Wedlake
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge & 143 St Sidewell's, Exeter
Negative No. 29731
Size: Mount 62 x 102 mm; Photo 57 x 97 mm Cameo frame 53.5 x 75.5 mm
Card Type: Type IIb (black on white card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name, four fonts with two ornate initials, and extra text.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1878
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Head-and-shoulders portrait of young man with side whiskers and moustache.

Image © & Courtesy of Marcia Penny ID #: ckeeping12
Source: Sellek Family Album, Collection of Marcia Penny
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of Esplanade, Sidmouth & 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Unknown
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1878
Notes: -
Subject: Caroline "Carrie" Ellen Coxwell (1852-), half-length seated cameo portrait with shawl in oval frame.

Image © & Collection of Pam Salzmann Image © & Collection of Pam Salzmann ID #: ckeeping17
Source: Collection of Pam Salzmann
Artist: C. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104.5 Photo approx. 58 x 72 mm)
Card Type: Type III (brown on white card) - Diagonal name with stylised ivy, four fonts.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1878-1882
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed "Mr. C. Keeping" on recto.
Subject: Charles Keeping, three-quarter length seated portrait.

Image © & Collection of Diana Burns Image © & Collection of Diana Burns ID #: ckeeping23
Source: Collection of Diana Burns
Artist: C. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 34443
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 61.5 x 101 Photo approx. 56 x 97.5 mm in cameo frame 49 x 75.5 mm)
Card Type: Type III (Red-brown & pale brown on buff card) - Diagonal name with stylised ivy, four fonts.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1878-1882
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified man with beard, mid-20s, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Diana Burns Image © & Collection of Diana Burns ID #: ckeeping20
Source: Collection of Diana Burns
Artist: C. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 38807
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104.5 Photo approx. 58 x 72 mm)
Card Type: Type III (Red-brown & pale brown on buff card) - Diagonal name with stylised ivy, four fonts.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1878-1882
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified child, about 6 years old, full length seated portrait.

Image © & Collection of Pam Salzmann ID #: ckeeping25
Source: Collection of Pam Salzmann
Artist: C. Keeping, of 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type III.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1883
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Charles Keeping, head-and-shoulders portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: ckeeping31
Source: Collection of Brett Payne by kind donation of Diana Burns
Artist: Charles Keeping, of Exe Bridge Studio, 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. -
Size: Cabinet card (Mount 107 x 164 Photo 87.5 x 140 mm)
Card Type: Type IV (dark brown on pale grey card) - Diagonal name with frame, stylised ivy, flowers & ornate initials.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1883
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, three-quarter length seated portrait with photo album.

Image © & Collection of Jenny Mukerji Image © & Collection of Jenny Mukerji ID #: ckeeping24
Source: Collection of Jenny Mukerji
Artist: Charles Keeping, of Exonia Studio, 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 49229
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 Photo 59.5 x 95 mm)
Card Type: Type V (dark brown on buff card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name & two ornate initials.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1880-1883
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed "Emily Jane Legg with love to her Aunt" on verso.
Subject: Emily Jane Legg, three-quarter length standing portrait. Emily was born in Gosport, Hampshire around August 1852, and married in 1883.

Image © & Collection of Sylvia Wedlake Image © & Collection of Sylvia Wedlake ID #: ckeeping28
Source: Collection of Sylvia Wedlake
Artist: Charles Keeping, of Exonia Studio, 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 50165
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 105.5 Photo 59.5 x 94 mm Arched frame 50.5 x 80 mm)
Card Type: Type V (red-brown on buff card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name & two ornate initials.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1880-1881
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: William Northcott, half length portrait. William was born at South Zeal, Devon in 1857, and by 1881 he was a carpenter living in Drewsteignton. In July of that year he married Ada Cann in that village. They later settled at Okehampton, where he was the estate carpenter and wheelwright at "Oaklands," the estate of General Holley.

Image © & Collection of Norman Wedlake Image © & Collection of Norman Wedlake ID #: ckeeping29
Source: Collection of Norman Wedlake
Artist: Charles Keeping, of Exonia Studio, 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 50513
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 103.5 Photo 60 x 94.5 mm)
Card Type: Type V (dark brown on buff card) - Coat of arms, diagonal name & two ornate initials.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1880-1883
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman (Clark family), three-quarter length standing portrait.

Image © & Collection of Pam Salzmann Image © & Collection of Pam Salzmann ID #: ckeeping18
Source: Collection of Pam Salzmann
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of Exe Bridge Studio, 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 103 Photo 59.5 x 98 mm)
Card Type: Type VIa (red on white card) - Bamboo, fan & swallows, three fonts with ornate initials.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1882-1885
Notes: Rounded corners. Inscribed "Mr. C. Keeping" on recto.
Subject: Charles & Ellen Jane Keeping, three-quarter length seated portrait.

Image © & Collection of Diana Burns Image © & Collection of Diana Burns ID #: ckeeping21
Source: Collection of Diana Burns
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of Exonia Studio, 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 51569
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type VIb (Brown on buff card) - Bamboo, fan & swallows, three fonts with ornate initials.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1884-1888
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, mid- to late 20s, three-quarter length seated portrait.

Image © & Collection of Diana Burns Image © & Collection of Diana Burns ID #: ckeeping22
Source: Collection of Diana Burns
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of Exonia Studio, 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 51570
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type VIb (Brown on buff card) - Bamboo, fan & swallows, three fonts with ornate initials.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1886-1888
Notes: Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, early to mid-20s, head-and-shoulders portrait in arch-shaped frame.

Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan Image © & Collection of Roger Vaughan ID #: ckeeping11
Source: Collection of Roger Vaughan
Artist: Chas. Keeping, of Exonia Studio, 1 Exe Bridge, Exeter
Negative No. 59086
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type VIc (brown on buff card) - Bamboo, fan & swallows, three fonts with ornate initials.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1885-1890
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait.

Image © & Collection of Susan Doherty Image © & Collection of Susan Doherty ID #: ckeeping27
Source: Collection of Susan Doherty
Artist: Keeping, of Exonia Studio, No 1 Clinton Terrace, Exmouth
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type VII - Classical artists, easel and cherubs.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1890-1896
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners. Published by C.E. & C.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his early 20s, head-and-shoulders vignetted portrait.

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

Trade Directory entries

History, Gazetteer & Directory of Devon (1878-79)
- Keeping Charles, photographer, Exe bridge (betw 14 & 16 New Bridge Street), Exeter
- Keeping Charles, photographer, Esplanade, Sidmouth

Kelly's Directory of Devon (1889)
- Keeping Charles, photographer, 1 Exe bridge & 12 Holloway street, Exeter

Kelly's Directory of Devon & Cornwall (1893)
- Keeping Charles, 1 Clinton ter. Exmouth

Besley's Exeter Directory & Business Guide (1906-11)
- (1906) Keeping Charles, photographer, 32 Poltimore Square, Exeter
- (1909) Keeping Charles, photographer, 25 Longbrook Street
- (1910) Keeping Charles, photographer, 25 Longbrook Street
- (1911) Keeping Charles, photographer, 25 Longbrook Street

Post Office Directory of Exeter & Suburbs (1912)
- Keeping Charles, photographer, 25 Longbrook Street

Besleys Directory of Exeter & Suburbs (1915)
- Keeping Charles, photographer, 55 Ladysmith Road

Besley's Directory of Exeter and Suburbs (1916-19)
1916 - Keeping Charles, photographer, 55 Ladysmith Road, Exeter
1917 - Keeping Charles, photographer, 55 Ladysmith Road, Exeter
1918 - Keeping Charles, photographer, 55 Ladysmith Road, Exeter
1919 - Keeping Charles, photographer, 55 Ladysmith Road & 96 Paris Street, Exeter


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many thanks to Norman Wedlake, Sylvia Wedlake, Susan Doherty, Steve Massie, Jenny Mukerji, Diana Burns, David Cornforth, Pam Salzmann, Carol Franks, Jacquie Neale, Francis Payne, Leonie Cousin, Marcia Penny & Roger Vaughan for kind contributions of images and information.


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