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James Byron Clayton (1826-1880) & Joseph Byron Clayton (1847-1923) of Nottingham
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

James Byron Clayton was baptised at St Mary's, Nottingham on 13 August 1826, one of four surviving children of James Clayton (d. 1863) and his wife Ann née Soar (1798-1873), who operated a basketmaking business at Greyhound Yard. He was married in 1845 to Mary Taylor, daughter of a coal miner from Underwood.

Joseph CLAYTON b. c.1767 d. May 1835 m: 17 Jul 1799 St Mary's Nottingham NTT Eleanor BARKER d. c.1835-1837
|- James CLAYTON bapt. 21 Feb 1802 Wesleyan Church, Nottingham NTT d. 1863 Nottingham NTT
   m: 14 Feb 1820 Radford NTT Ann SOAR bapt. 24 Aug 1798 St Mary, Nottingham NTT (dau of George SOAR & Sophia COX) d. c. May 1873 Nottingham NTT
   |- Ann CLAYTON bapt. 3 Sep 1820 St Mary, Nottingham NTT
   |- James Barker CLAYTON bapt. 16 Dec 1821 St Mary Nottingham NTT bur. 29 Dec 1824
   |- James Byron CLAYTON aka James BYRON bapt. 13 Aug 1826 St Mary Nottingham NTT d. 21 Dec 1880 Chester CHS
      m: c.May 1845 Basford R.D. NTT Mary TAYLOR b. Underwood NTT bapt. 8 Jun 1825 Greasley NTT
      |- William CLAYTON b. c.Nov 1845 Nottingham NTT d. c.Nov 1858 Nottingham NTT
      |- Joseph Byron CLAYTON aka Joseph BYRON b. 22 Jan 1847 Nottingham NTT d. 1923 New York USA
         m: 16 Nov 1875 Julia LEWIN b. Jun 1854 Leicester LEI
         |- Maud M. Byron CLAYTON b. c.Nov 1876 Nottingham NTT
         |- Percy Claude Byron CLAYTON aka Percy C. BYRON b. Sep 1878 Nottingham NTT d. 10 Jun 1959
            m: Louise S. b. Oct 1884 NY
            |- Elizabeth L. BYRON b. Aug 1909 Edmonton AB CAN
            |- Grace J. BYRON b. c.1914 CAN
            |- Joseph M. BYRON b. c.1915 CAN
            |- Jane A. BYRON b. c.Nov 1916 CAN
         |- Florence Mabel Byron CLAYTON b. Feb 1880 Nottingham NTT m: Joseph MAY
         |- Georgina Byron CLAYTON b. Dec 1882 Nottingham NTT
         |- Louis Phillippe Byron CLAYTON b. c.Feb 1886 Nottingham NTT
   |- Jane CLAYTON b. c.1830 Nottingham NTT
   |- Walter CLAYTON b. c.1833 Nottingham NTT d. 1 Jun 1893 Babbacombe DEV
      m1: c.Aug 1863 Hull R.D. YKS Sarah Anne/Annie TOMLINSON b. c.1840 d. c.Nov 1867 Nottingham NTT
      m2: c.Feb 1880 Leicester LEI Jeannette Annie WRIXON b. c.1853 Newcastle/Gateshead d. c.Feb 1925 Camberwell R.D. SRY
|- Joseph CLAYTON b. 8 Feb 1804 bapt. Wesleyan Church, Nottingham NTT
Reminiscences preserved by Byron-Clayton family tradition have suggested that James Clayton senior founded the photographic business in 1844. Research by Heathcote & Heathcote (2001) has failed to find any hard evidence of this, although he is known to have been artistically inclined and worked briefly as a portrait painter. It has also been suggested that he may have worked surreptitiously in the mid-1840s, taking portraits at his basket making work rooms in Greyhound Street. The daguerreotype patent holder in Nottinghamshire at this time was a Hungarian emigré named George Popowitz, who operated from the Bromley House studio in Angel Row, Nottingham and rigidly enforced his monopoly.

The first documentary evidence of a member of the Clayton family working in the photographic profession appears to be when James' younger brother Walter Clayton opened a photographic gallery adjacent to the basket-making business by the end of February 1856 (Heathcote & Heathcote, 2001). In the following year (1857) James followed suit, opening a studio in Ram Yard, off Long Row East. As a means of distinguishing his business from that of his brother, he traded under the name "James Byron." On card mounts printed in 1877 and 1878, he advertised as having been "established [in] 1852," but later modified this claim slightly to read, "Established Quarter of a Century" on mounts clearly dated from 1880 to 1884 (suggesting a slightly later date of c.1855). This was around the period when the daguerreotype patents lapsed and the patent-free wet collodion process developed by Frederick Scott Archer made the profession far more accessible (Hannavy, 1997). Nottingham experienced a flurry of new practitioners between 1854 and 1858, and by the latter date the Clayton brothers were amongst twenty or so photographers offering collodion positive and other photographic portraits in Nottingham.

As James Byron he was listed in Wright's Nottingham Directory for 1858, at the premises in Ram Yard. The census enumerated in April 1861 shows him living with his wife and fourteen year-old son Joseph in Parliament Street. It is likely that he began to offer the newly popularised and much more affordable carte de visite format to his customers shortly after its introduction into Nottingham by fellow photographers A.G. Grant and A.W. Cox in 1862 (Heathcote & Heathcote, 2001). There is a possibility that two carte de visite portraits by J. Clayton at Staveley may have been taken by James temporarily working outside Nottingham.

The online archive of images at Picture the Past includes a carte de visite portrait from the Nottingham City Council (Ref. NTGM011926) depicting two identified Nottingham worthies, dated 1865, and ascribed to "J. Clayton." If accurately dated, it is interesting to note the use of the surname Clayton by either James or his son Joseph in this year. The earliest designs shown in the portfolio below, incorporating the commonly used "crown and garter" motif enclosing a JB monogram, and in turn surrounded by ornate and rectangular frames, are probably from the mid- to late 1860s.

It seems likely that James' son Joseph Byron Clayton was helping his father in the studio in his late teens, from around 1863-1864 onwards. By early 1867, however, he was working in London and was assisting a photographer named Sanderson with a studio at 21 Blackfriars Road in Southwark. On 13 April 1867 Clayton purchased the business from Sanderson "with all the apparatus and stock of photographs, &c." (Anon, 1867) Although no trade directory entries have yet been located for his stay in London by either this author or Heathcote & Heathcote (2001), who carried out extensive searches, a carte de visite mount (see Type III below, #jbyron02) indicates that he was trading at "21 Blackfriars Road, London S." under the name Byron Clayton and described himself, perhaps rather hopefully, as a "Parliamentary & Portrait Photographer." The portrait of a well dressed young man with top hat and gloves, presumably taken at these premises, demonstrates that he was already a fairly competent practitioner with an adequately furnished, if not quite luxurious, studio. In late July 1867, his former employer's estranged wife and an accomplice were charged at Southwark with breaking and entering Clayton's studio earlier that month and stealing photographic equipment and materials (Anon, 1867).

In January 1868 Joseph Byron Clayton, still shown as a photographer living at working at 21 Blackfriars Road, was charged with receiving goods "well knowing it to be stolen" from a nearby hat manufactory. Despite his plea of not guilty, the court decided that the evidence indicated otherwise, and sentenced him to twelve months' hard labour (1868a, 1868b). Although details of his incarceration and subsequent release have not been found, this was presumably the end of his London studio, although it is conceivable that someone was hired by his father to look after the business in the mean time. Several card mounts exist (see Type IV below), probably dating from the period 1867-1869, showing the firm of J. Byron & Sons [sic] of "Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham & at 21 Blackfriars Rd, London."

By April 1871, Joseph had returned to Nottingham, as the census shows him living at 4 Ram Yard. His parents were living at 10 Ram Yard, otherwise known as the "Ram Hotel." Both were situated close to the photographic rooms which were now being run as the partnership of James Byron & Son. The arrangement continued until 24 January 1876, when a notice in the London Gazette announced the dissolution of the partnership, with the business being under Joseph Clayton's sole proprietorship (Anon, 1876), although he continued to trade under the name Byron & Son until at least 1878 (see Type XV below).

In the early to mid-1870s the firm of J. Byron & Son advertised additional premises in Leicester at "4 London Road & 24 Gallowtree Gate," both on the reverse of their card mounts (see Types XII and XIII below) and in trade directories (Heathcote & Heathcote, 1982). This developed into a partnership between Joseph and his uncle Walter Clayton, trading as The Magnet Studio at 4 London Road (see Type XVII below). The arrangement lasted only for a year or two, because by c.1879 Walter Clayton was operating the Magnet Studio alone.

Joseph Clayton married Julia Lewin at Nottingham in November 1875, and his mother Mary died the same year. After the dissolution of the partnership his father James appears to have moved away from the photographic trade, perhaps due to ill health, and was described in trade directories as an artist (Kelly, 1876a & 1881b). James Byron Clayton died at Chester in late 1880, at the relatively young age of 54.

In the late 1870s, Joseph had been operating from the original premises started by his father in Ram Yard, off Long Row. However, in 1880 he opened new studio at 2 Bottle Lane, on the corner with Bridlesmith Gate (Kelly, 1881b), simply as J. Byron, and was living in the building with his wife and young family of three children on census night in April 1881. The Ram Yard premises probably closed in early 1881 (Heathcote & Heathcote, 2001). The mid-1880s saw Joseph experiencing some financial difficulties. Bankruptcy proceedings were initiated against Joseph Byron Clayton (trading as Joseph Byron), "photographer and dealer in works of art," in January 1886 (Anon 1886a & 1886b) and in early August a discharge was suspended for one month (Anon, 1886c), although the final outcome is unclear.

By late 1887 or early 1888 Joseph Byron had moved again, and was listed as a photographer at 1 Smithy Row, Nottingham (Wright, 1888). However, within months he had packed up altogether and was on his way to America, arriving in New York with his wife and eldest daughter on board the Gallia on 20 September 1888. The remaining four children followed in the charge of Julia's mother a year later, arriving on the Servia on 28 October 1889.

For a year Joseph Byron practised as a freelance press photographer for the Illustrated American and other clients, before making a breakthrough into what would become a lengthy career in stage photography (Simmons, 1999). His son Percy Byron followed him into the practice, but in 1906 moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he established a photographic business with his brother-in-law Gustave May. After a decade of growth, when the Byron-May experienced a significant downturn in business during the Great War, he returned to New York and rejoined his father, spearheading a new specialisation into ship photography.

Joseph Byron died in 1923, after which Percy took over the Byron Company and continued to run it successfully until the middle of the Second World War, when business once again declined, and the company was finally wound up in October 1942 (Simmonds, 1999). Percy Byron died on 10 June 1959.


If you have any further information about the Byron-Clayton family and their studios, or if you have any photographs by them, please email me. I welcome contributions of images to increase the variety of coverage on this site. If you are able to identify or have an interest in any of the subjects in the photographs shown below, I would also be very keen on hearing from you. I would particularly like to express my appreciation to Ron Cosens (Photographers of Great Britain & Ireland 1840-1940), who has kindly shared a large number of Byron and Clayton images from his private collection. Without this contribution the array of card types displayed here would be not nearly as comprehensive and the dating sequence of far less use.
CARD TYPES

N.B. The dates provided below are my provisional estimates, based on information I have at the time of writing, and may be subject to amendment. They should be used only as guides to dating.
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Type I
Byron, Ram Yard
Used c. 1863-1864
Purple ink on white card
Ribbon motif
5 lines text
Type II
J. Byron
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c. 1864-1865
Blue ink on white card
Crown & ornate frame motif
6 lines text
Type III
J. Byron
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c. 1865-1866
Black ink on white card
Crown, ornate frame & ribbon motif
6 lines text
Type IV
J. Byron
Ram Yard, Long Row
Used c. 1866-1870
Red ink on white card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner & rect. outer frames
4+1 lines text
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Type V
J. Byron
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c. 1866-1870
Red ink on white card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner & rect. outer frames
4+1 lines text
Type VI
Byron Clayton
21 Blackfriars Street
Used c. 1867-1870
Purple ink on white card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner frame
5 Lines text
Type VII
J. Byron & Sons
Ram Yard & Blackfriars St
Used c. 1867-1870
Red/purple ink on white card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner & rect. outer frames
8+1 lines text
Type VIII
J. Byron & Sons
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c. 1870-1873
Purple ink on white card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner & rect. outer frames
4+1 lines text
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Type IX
J. Byron & Son
No. 4, Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c.1869-1872
Black ink on white card
Crown & cushion motif
No frame
5 lines text
Type X
J. Byron & Son
No. 4, Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c.1870-1873
Blue ink on white card
Crown & cushion motif
Rectangular frame
5 lines text
Type XI
J. Byron & Sons
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c.1871-1873
Purple ink on pale yellow card
Standard & banner motif
No frame
4+1 lines text
Type XII
J. Byron & Sons
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c. 1870-1873
Orange ink on white card
Five lines text, 4 fonts
Rectangular frame
Square corners
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Type XIII
J. Byron & Sons
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c. 1871-1873
Black ink on buff card
Five lines text, 4 fonts
No frame
Rounded corners
Type XIV
J. Byron & Sons
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c. 1871-1873
Purple ink on white card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner & rect. outer frames
6 lines text + Neg No
Type XV
J. Byron & Son.
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c. 1872-1874
Purple ink on p.yell/white card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner & rect. outer frames
6 lines text + Neg No
Type XVI
J. Byron & Son.
Long Row
Used c.1873-1875
Purple ink on buff card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner & rect. outer frames
6 lines text + Neg No
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Type XVII
J. Byron & Son.
Long Row & Gallowtree Gate
Used c. 1875
Red ink on pale yellow card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
inner & rect. outer frames
10 lines text + Neg No
Type XVIII
J. Byron & Son
Long Row & Gallowtree Gate
Used c.1875
Purple ink on pink card
Monogram, diagonal signature &
inner & outer frames
11 lines text + Neg No
Type XIX
Byron & Clayton
4 London Road
Also London & Nottingham
Used c.1875
Black ink on white card
5 lines text
Type XX
J. Byron & Son
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c.1875
Red & grey ink on white card
Monogram, diagonal signature &
inner & outer frames
6 lines text + Neg No
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Type XXI
J. Byron & Son
Ram Yard, Market Place
Used c.1875-1876
Brown ink on buff card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
initials & stylised ivy
6 lines text
Type XXII
J. Byron & Son
Long Row
Used c.1875-1876
Orange/brown ink/white card
Ornate pattern over full area, initials
6 lines text
Type XXIII
Byron & Son
Long Row
Used c.1875-1876
Brown & pink ink on white card
Scroll w. text over ornate
pattern, landscape view
3 lines text
Type XXIV
J. Byron & Son
Long Row
Used c.1875-1876
Brown ink on buff card
Crown & belt motif, ornate
initials & stylised ivy
6 lines text
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Type XXV
Byron & Son
Long Row - Dated 1876
Used 1876-1877
Brown ink on pink card
Diag signature & ornate initials
Single rectangular frame
11 lines text + Neg No
Type XXVI
Byron & Son
Long Row - Dated 1877
Used 1877-1878
Red-brown ink on pink card
Diag signature & ornate initials
Single rectangular frame
11 lines text + Neg No
Type XXVII
Byron & Son
Long Row - Dated 1878
Used 1878-1879
Red-brown ink on pink card
Diag signature & ornate initials
Single rectangular frame
11 lines text + Neg No
Type XXVIII
Byron & Son
Long Row - Undated
Used c.1876-1879
Grey-green ink on pink card
Diag signature & ornate initials
Single rectangular frame
11 lines text + Neg No
Image © & Collection of Brenda Jackson Image © & Collection of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Ron Cosens
Type XXIX
Byron & Clayton
The Magnet Studio, Leicester
Used c.1875-1878
Purple text on buff card
Circular motif, scrolls &
stylised ivy - No frame
6 lines text + Neg No
Type XXX
Byron & Clayton
The Magnet Studio, Leicester
Used c.1875-1878
Purple text on pink card
Circular motif, scrolls &
stylised ivy - No frame
7 lines text + Neg No
Type XXXI
J Byron, New Studio
Bridlesmith Gate
Used c.1877-1880
Black ink on white card
Crown, belt & shield motif
7 lines text
Type XXXII
J Byron, Bridlesmith Gate
Victoria St & Long Row
Used c.1879-1881
Brown ink on buff card
Crown, belt & shield motif
Scrollwork + 8 lines text
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Type XXXIII
J Byron, New Studio
Bridlesmith Gate - Dated 1880
Used 1880-1881
L/D. brown ink on l. pink card
Crown, belt & shield motif
Globe + 8 lines text
Marion Imp. Paris
Type XXXIV
J Byron, New Studio
Bridlesmith Gate - Dated 1882
Used 1882-1883
Purple ink on pink card
Crown, belt & shield motif
Globe + 8 lines text
Marion Imp. Paris
Type XXXV
J Byron, New Studio
Bridlesmith Gate - Dated 1883
Used 1883-1884
Brown ink on pale pink card
Crown, belt & shield motif
Globe + 8 lines text
J.J. Atkinson Berlin
Type XXXVI
J Byron, New Studio
Bridlesmith Gate - Dated 1884
Used 1884-1885
Red ink on white card
Crown, belt & shield motif
Globe + 8 lines text
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Type XXXVII
J. Byron, New Studio
Bridlesmith Gate - Dated 1885
Used c.1885-1886
Brown ink on pink card
Large initial, palette, scrolls
and 13 lines text
Photo Stores 43, Charterhouse Sq.
Type XXXVIII
Byron
Bridlesmith Gate
Used c.1885
Black ink on buff card
Byron signature
Aristocrat, easel & portfolio
Type XXXIX
Byron
Nottingham
Used c.1885-1886
D. brown card, plain back
Gold text on recto
Type XXXX
J. Byron
Exchange Corner
Used c.1885-1886
Card d. brown on recto
Verso brown ink on buff card
Engraving of city view
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XXXXI
J. Byron
Exchange Studio, 1 Smithy Row
Used c.1887-1888
Brown ink on pink card
JB logo + scrollwork
8 lines text


PORTFOLIO Contribute a Photo
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron64
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Byron of Ram Yard, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 102.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 85 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type I - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1863-1864
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Inscribed in black ink, "Compliments of the Original" on the reverse, and "R.L.J." on the front.
Subject: Young man identified only as R.L.J., probably in his 20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, plinth, column and curtain.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron65
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 89.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type II - Blue ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1864-1865
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Inscribed "Miss Nicholson" in pencil on the reverse.
Subject: Presumably Miss Nicholson holding book, probably in her 30s or early 40s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, table and patterned carpet.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron66
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 104.5 mm; Photo 58 x 90.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type III - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1865-1866
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his 30s or early 40s, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, patterned carpet, side table and album.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron06
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron of Ram Yard, Long Row, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 58 x 90 mm)
Card Thickness: 460µ
Card Type: Type IV - Red ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1866-1868
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified bearded man, possibly in his 40s, full length standing portrait with plinth.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron05
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 106 mm; Photo 61 x 95.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 530µ
Card Type: Type V - Red ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1866-1868
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her 30s or early 40s, full length standing portrait with painted arcade & balcony backdrop, curtain and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron02
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Byron Clayton of 21 Blackfriars Road, London S.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 55 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: 450µ
Card Type: Type VI - Purple-pink ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1867-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "Byron Clayton Photo" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with top hat, possibly in his early to mid-20s, full length standing portrait with painted arcade backdrop, column and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron43
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham & at 21 Blackfriars Rd., London W.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105 mm; Photo 60 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: 511µ
Card Type: Type VII - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1867-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham & London" on recto. The portrait shows strong evidence of retouching of facial hair.
Subject: Unidentified young man in his late teens or early 20s, vignetted head and shoulders portrait. Same subject, and probably same sitting, as #jbyron44 below.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron44
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham & at 21 Blackfriars Rd., London W.
Negative No. 4104 3
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105 mm; Photo 59.5 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: 505µ
Card Type: Type VII - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1867-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham & London" on recto. "Ted" handwritten in black ink on verso, negative number in black ink on recto.
Subject: Young man identified only as Ted, in his late teens or early 20s, leaning on a rustic wooden fence, full length standing portrait with painted rural backdrop. Same subject, and probably same sitting, as #jbyron43 above.

Image © & Collection of Cynthia Maddock Image © & Collection of Cynthia Maddock ID #: jbyron04
Source: Collection of Cynthia Maddock
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham & at 21 Blackfriars Rd., London W.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 60 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: 511µ
Card Type: Type VII - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1867-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham & London" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman holding a photo album, possibly in her 20s, full length standing portrait with painted wood panelling, curtain and writing desk.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron51
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham & at 21 Blackfriars Rd., London W.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 98 mm, but trimmed, possibly at top and bottom; Photo 60 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type VII - Red ink on white card.
Date: Dated 1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham & London" on recto. Inscribed, "William Thompson of Kirkby 1870" in blck ink on reverse.
Subject: William Thompson, probably in his late teens or early 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron03
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham & at 21 Blackfriars Rd., London W.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 55 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: 510µ
Card Type: Type VII - Red ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1867-1870
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham & London" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young girl, aged about 6-8 years, full length standing portrait with painted rural/lake backdrop and balustrade.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron52
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 60.5 x 93.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type VIII - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Dated 12 August 1871
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham" on recto. Inscribed, "August 12th /71" in pencil on the reverse.
Subject: Unidentified woman with hat and parasol, probably in her late 20s or 30s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop and "foliage" on the floor.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron16
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 53.5 x 92 mm)
Card Thickness: 630µ
Card Type: Type VIII - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1870-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young child, aged about 3 years, full length seated portrait with chair and curtain.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron67
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron & Son of No. 4 Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 61.5 x 102.5 mm; Photo 60 x 95 mm; Cameo frame approx. 54.5 x 77 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type IX - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1869-1872
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, probably in her late teens or early to mid-20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait in cameo frame.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron68
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron & Son of No. 4 Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 93.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type X - Blue ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1870-1872
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his late teens or early 20s, full length standing portrait with painted rural backdrop, pedestal, book and balustrade.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron31
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 104.5 mm; Photo 53 x 92.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 510µ
Card Type: Type XI - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with diagonally striped tie, probably in his late teens or early 20s, half length vignetted portrait.

Image © & Collection of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron61
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 99.5 mm, but trimmed at base; Photo 60 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type XII - Orange ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1870-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her late 40s or early 50s, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, chair and patterned carpet.

Image © & Collection of Jerome Lantz Image © & Collection of Jerome Lantz ID #: jbyron35
Source: Collection of Jerome Lantz
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type XIII - Black ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified man with side whiskers in full dress uniform of the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (South Notts Hussars), in his early to mid-20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop and column. For a larger version of this image visit Jerome's magnificent web site, Les Hussards.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron15
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 106 mm; Photo 54.5 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: 560µ
Card Type: Type XIV - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1871-1873
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Sons Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in 30s or early 40s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop and armchair.

Image © & Collection of Jerome Lantz Image © & Collection of Jerome Lantz ID #: jbyron37
Source: Collection of Jerome Lantz
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified man with side whiskers in undress uniform of the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (South Notts Hussars), in his early to mid-20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop and column. For a larger version of this image visit Jerome's magnificent web site, Les Hussards.

Image © & Collection of Ruth Wright ID #: jbyron45
Source: Collection of Ruth Wright
Artist: J. Byron & Sons of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, possibly in her mid-20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtain and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron12
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. 2386
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: 560µ
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, possibly in late teens or early to mid-20s, full length portrait with curtain, table and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron32
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 57 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: 570µ
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in mid- to late 20s or early 30s, full length seated portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, table and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron07
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 56 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: 560µ
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in late 20s or early 30s, full length standing portrait with curtain, plinth and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron08
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105 mm; Photo 56 x 93.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 510µ
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in late 20s or early 30s, full length standing portrait with curtain, plinth and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron09
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: 550µ
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with hat, possibly in late teens or early 20s, full length standing portrait with curtain, plinth and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron10
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105.5 mm; Photo 55.5 x 93.5 mm; Oval frame 49.5 x 71.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 570µ
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with beard, possibly in mid- to late 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait in oval frame.

Image © & Collection of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Collection of Nigel Aspdin ID #: jbyron38
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 106 mm; Photo 56 x 93.5 mm; Oval frame 51 x 73 mm)
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified girl, possibly aged 11-15, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait in oval frame.

Image © & Collection of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Collection of Nigel Aspdin ID #: jbyron39
Source: Collection of Nigel Aspdin
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 106 mm; Photo 57 x 94 mm; Oval frame 51 x 73.5 mm)
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on card recto and blind stamped "J Byron & Son" at lower right of photographic print.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, possibly aged 16-19, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait in oval frame.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron11
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 106 mm; Photo 54 x 94.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 550µ
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man with hat, possibly in late teens or early 20s, full length portrait with rustic wooden fence and painted backdrop of country scene.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron14
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. 4402
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 94.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 500µ
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1872-1874
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, possibly in late teens or early 20s, full length standing portrait with curtain drape, cushion, painted backdrop and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron49
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. 4402
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 106 mm; Photo 53 x 92 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XV - Purple ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, probably in his 20s, three-quarter length seated portrait with curtain, chair and carved object.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron30
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 55.5 x 92 mm; Internal frame 49.5 x 80 mm)
Card Thickness: 530µ
Card Type: Type XVI - Purple ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, possibly in early to mid-20s, head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Prue McKay Image © & Collection of Prue McKay ID #: jbyron42
Source: Collection of Prue McKay
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 106 mm; Photo 56.5 x 95.5 mm; Oval frame 53.5 x 80 mm)
Card Type: Type XVI - Purple ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1873-1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man, possibly in late teens or early 20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Alan Craxford Image © & Collection of Alan Craxford ID #: jbyron48
Source: Collection of Alan Craxford
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type XVI - Purple ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1874-1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: John and Ann Naylor, aged about 40, full length seated/standing portrait with curtain and painted backdrop.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron13
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham, also at 4 London Road & 24 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 106 mm; Photo 56 x 93.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 520µ
Card Type: Type XVII - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. Byron & Son Photo Nottingham" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in 30s, full length standing portrait with curtain and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron17
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham, also at 4 London Road & 24 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 104.5 mm, slightly trimmed at base; Photo 56 x 93.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 510µ
Card Type: Type XVIII - Purple ink on pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "BYRON & SON'S IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" on recto, with double red & purple rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified woman with bonnet, possibly in 40s or 50s, three-quarter length seated portrait with curtain, table and chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron62
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Byron & Clayton of 4 London Road, Leicester.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 103.5 mm; Photo 61 x 94.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XIX - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners.
Subject: Unidentified man, probably in his 20s or early 30s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron18
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 56.5 x 93.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 660µ
Card Type: Type XX - Red and grey ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "BYRON & SON'S IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" on recto, with single red rectangular frame on pink.
Subject: Unidentified man with beard, possibly in late 30s or 40s, head-and-shoulders vignetted portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron19
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105 mm; Photo 57 x 93.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 600µ
Card Type: Type XX - Red and grey ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "BYRON & SON'S IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" on recto, with single red rectangular frame on pink.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in late 30s or 40s, head-and-shoulders vignetted portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron55
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Ram Yard, Market Place, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 105 mm; Photo 56 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXI - Dark purple ink on pale purple card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "BYRON & SONS IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" on recto, with single dark purple rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her 20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, column and pedestal.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron57
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 55.5 x 92.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXII - Orange-brown & brown ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "BYRON & SON'S IMPERIAL PORTRAIT" on recto, with single dark brown rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her 20s, full length standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, column and pedestal.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron63
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62 x 103.5 mm; Photo 56 x 91.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 17948
Card Type: Type XXIII - Brown + pink ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "Parisian Portrait BYRON & SON NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single dark brown rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified young couple, probably in their mid-20s, three-quarter length standing/seated portrait with curtain and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron50
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 103 mm; Photo 55 x 92 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXIV - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. BYRON & SON NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single brown rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified boy with flower in buttonhole, probably in his mid-teens, three-quarter length standing portrait with pedestal and pot plant.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron20
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. 4205
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103 mm; Photo 58.5 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: 530µ
Card Type: Type XXIV - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1876
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "J. BYRON & SON NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single brown rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified man with moustache and side whiskers, possibly in 30s or early 40s, half-length seated portrait with chair.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron56
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 105.5 mm; Photo 60 x 97 mm; Oval frame 52.5 x 76 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXV - Brown ink on pink card.
Date: Mount dated 1876, probably taken c.1876-1877
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "BYRON & SON PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTTINGHAM" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified bearded man, possibly in 20s or early 30s, head-and-shoulders portrait in oval cameo.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron01
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 55 x 92 mm; Oval frame 53 x 75.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 770µ
Card Type: Type XXVI - Red-brown ink on pink card.
Date: Mount dated 1877, probably taken c.1877-1878
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "BYRON & SON PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single red-brown rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in 20s or early 30s, head-and-shoulders portrait in oval cameo.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron21
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105.5 mm; Photo 55 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: 850µ
Card Type: Type XXVII - Red-brown ink on pink card.
Date: Mount dated 1878, probably taken c.1878-1879
Notes: Thin card. Square corners. Marked "BYRON & SON PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single red-brown rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified young man and woman, possibly in their early to mid-20s, full length standing/seated portrait with cushion, plinth, curtain and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron28
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104 mm; Photo 56 x 92 mm)
Card Thickness: 790µ
Card Type: Type XXVII - Green ink on pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1879
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "BYRON & SON PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single green rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified older woman, possibly in her 50s, three-quarter length seated portrait with plinth, table and chair.

Image © & Collection of Prue McKay Image © & Collection of Prue McKay ID #: jbyron40
Source: Collection of Prue McKay
Artist: Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105 mm; Photo 56 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type XXVIII - Green ink on pale pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1879
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "BYRON & SON PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single green rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified older woman, possibly in her 50s or 60s, three-quarter length seated portrait with table and chair.

Image © & Collection of Prue McKay Image © & Collection of Prue McKay ID #: jbyron41
Source: Collection of Prue McKay
Artist: Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. 15193
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 105 mm; Photo 56 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type XXVIII - Green ink on pale pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1879
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "BYRON & SON PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single green rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified woman and man (possibly in their mid- to late 20s or early 30s) with a young child (possibly aged between 1 and 2 years), full length seated/standing portrait with painted backdrop, curtain, plinth and chair.

Image © & Collection of Ruth Wright ID #: jbyron46
Source: Collection of Ruth Wright
Artist: Byron & Son of Long Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type XXVIII - Green ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1876-1879
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Trimmed at top. Marked "BYRON & SON PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTTINGHAM" on recto, with single green rectangular frame.
Subject: Unidentified young woman, possibly in her late 20s or early 30s), full length standing portrait with curtain and chair.

Image © & Collection of Brenda Jackson ID #: jbyron33
Source: Collection of Brenda Jackson
Artist: Byron & Clayton, The Magnet Studio, 4 London Road, Leicester; also at London and Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type XXIX - Purple ink on pale yellow card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1878
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unknown.

ID #: jbyron34
Source: Unknown
Artist: Byron & Clayton, The Magnet Studio, 4 London Road & 24 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester; also at London and Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Type: Type XXX - Purple ink on pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1875-1878
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "THE BERLIN PORTRAIT" on recto, with outer red and inner purple rectangular frames.
Subject: Unidentified young man, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, full length seated portrait with table, chair and curtain.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron59
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron, New Studio, Byron Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 104 mm; Photo 58.5 x 94 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXXI - Black ink on white card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1877-1880
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman, possibly in her 60s or 70s, three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop, chair and table.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron60
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron, New Studio, Byron Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm, but trimmed at top and base; Photo 58.5 x 93.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXXII - Brown ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1879-1881
Notes: Thin card. Marked "J. Byron NOTTINGHAM" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified elderly woman, possibly in her 60s or 70s, three-quarter length seated portrait with painted backdrop, chair, table and Grecian vase.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron29
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron, New Studio, Byron Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 95.5 mm; Embossed frame 49.5 x 80 mm)
Card Thickness: 780µ
Card Type: Type XXXIII - Brown ink on pink card.
Date: Mount dated 1880, probably taken c.1880-1881
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "J Byron BRIDLESMITH GATE" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her late 40s or 50s, half-length portrait.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron53
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron, New Studio, Byron Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 105 mm; Photo 58.5 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXXIII - Brown ink on pink card.
Date: Mount dated 1880, probably taken c.1880-1881
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "J Byron BRIDLESMITH GATE" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, probably in her mid- to late teens, three-quarter length portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron22
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron, New Studio, Byron Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 93 mm)
Card Thickness: 720µ
Card Type: Type XXXIV - Purple ink on pink card.
Date: Mount dated 1882, probably taken c.1882-1883
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "J. Byron BRIDLESMITH GATE" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified boy, possibly aged 9-11 years, half-length portrait.

Image © & Collection of Jerome Lantz Image © & Collection of Jerome Lantz ID #: jbyron36
Source: Collection of Jerome Lantz
Artist: J. Byron, New Studio, Byron Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm; Photo 58.5 x 93 mm)
Card Type: Type XXXV - Brown ink on pale pink card.
Date: Mount dated 1883, probably taken c.1883-1884
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "J. Byron BRIDLESMITH GATE" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified young man in the dress uniforma of the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers), possibly aged in his mid-20s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait. For a larger version of this image, visit Jerome's magnificent web site, Les Hussars.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron23
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron, New Studio, Byron Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 89.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 690µ
Card Type: Type XXXVI - Red ink on white card.
Date: Mount dated 1884, probably taken c.1884-1885
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "J. Byron BRIDLESMITH GATE" on recto. "Saidie Hutchinson" handwritten on verso.
Subject: Saidie Hutchinson, possibly aged 2-4 years, vignetted full length seated portrait with ferns.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron24
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron, New Studio, Byron Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. 14073
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 104.5 mm; Photo 57.5 x 92 mm)
Card Thickness: 690µ
Card Type: Type XXXVI - Red ink on white card.
Date: Mount dated 1884, probably taken c.1884-1885
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "J. Byron BRIDLESMITH GATE" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her 30s or early 40s, half-length portrait.

Image © & Collection of Ruth Wright ID #: jbyron47
Source: Collection of Ruth Wright
Artist: J. Byron, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXXVII - Red-brown ink on pale pink card.
Date: Probably dated 1885 on the reverse and taken c.1885-1886
Notes: Rounded corners. Marked "J. Byron BRIDLESMITH GATE NOTTINGHAM" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified man, possibly in his 20s or early 30s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.


Image © & Collection of Ron Cosens Image © & Collection of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron54
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 64 x 104 mm; Photo 57.5 x 89.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXXVII - Red-brown ink on pale pink card.
Date: Mount dated 1885, probably taken c.1885-1886
Notes: Rounded corners. Marked "J. Byron BRIDLESMITH GATE NOTTINGHAM" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her late 30s or 40s, cameo head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron25
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Byron, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
Negative No. 16457
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63 x 103.5 mm; Photo 58 x 89 mm)
Card Thickness: 770µ
Card Type: Type XXXVIII - Black ink on buff card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1885
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "BYRON BRIDLESMITH GATE NOTTINGHAM" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her late 20s or 30s, three-quarter length standing portrait with writing desk.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron27
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: Byron, Nottingham.
Negative No. 16457
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 62.5 x 104.5 mm; Photo 57.5 x 90.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 910µ
Card Type: Type XXXIX - Gold ink on shiny dark brown card with gold bevelled edges.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1885-1886
Notes: Thin card. Rounded corners. Marked "Byron NOTTINGHAM" on recto.
Subject: Unidentified man with moustache and side whiskers, possibly in his 40s or early 50s, vignetted head-and-shoulders portrait.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne ID #: jbyron26
Source: Collection of Brett Payne
Artist: J. Byron, Exchange Corner, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 103.5 mm; Photo 59.5 x 87.5 mm)
Card Thickness: 920µ
Card Type: Type XXXX - Gold ink on shiny dark red card with bevelled edges.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1885-1886
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners. Marked "J. Byron PHOTOGRAPHER EXCHANGE CORNER" and coat of arms in gold ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her 20s or 30s, three-quarter length standing portrait with foliage.

Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens ID #: jbyron58
Source: Collection of Ron Cosens
Artist: J. Byron, Exchange Studio, 1 Smithy Row, Nottingham.
Negative No. -
Size: Carte de visite (Mount 63.5 x 103 mm, but roughly trimmed at base; Photo 57.5 x 90.5 mm)
Card Thickness: -
Card Type: Type XXXXI - Brown ink on pink card.
Date: Undated, probably taken c.1887-1888
Notes: Thick card. Rounded corners. Marked "J. Byron 1 Smith Row, Nottingham" in brown ink on recto.
Subject: Unidentified woman, possibly in her 20s, three-quarter length standing portrait with chair.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many thanks to Ron Cosens, Alan Craxford, Ruth Wright, Cynthia Maddock, Nigel Aspdin, Jerome Lantz and Brenda Jackson for kind contributions of images and information.


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