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CDV 001 CDV 002

Photographed by A & G Taylor 15 Norfolk St Sunderland.
The Sunderland studio opened in 1878, from 1873 until 1880 the company used this square cornered card.
From 1880 until 1882 the same or very similar single crown design was used but with rounded corners.
American and Paris studios opened in 1879 and are not on the list.
Therefore photograph dates to 1878 or early 1879.

 
   

CDV 003

John William Robson 1858-83. Drowned in River Wear.
Born, lived and married in Seaham.
Design on rear of card dates it to 1882 -1886, so photograph 1882 or early 1883.

 

 

   
   

CDV 004

Jane Robson, nee Luke, wife of John in the previous photograph.
Photograph 1882/3

   
   

CDV05

Capt Robert Robson born 1826 at Seaham died 1907, sea captain then lighthouse keeper at Seaham 1894-1902, father of John Wm Robson CDV 003.
In 1883 he was captain of the "Dawdons" of Seaham.
Most of the seafaring men shown here are from the photograph album of this man.
Photograph dated to 1879 by the square corners on the card and the design on rear.

   
   

CDV 006

Photographed by Humphreys, 39 Tatham St Sunderland

   
   

 

 

 
CDV 007

Photographed by James Short, Seaham photographer.
James Short was a photographer at 22 North Terrace, Seaham from 1873 until sometime between 1779 and 1789. At some time either before or after North Terrace he worked from Vane Terrace as a photographer and picture framer.
This photograph is most likely from his time at North Terrace.

   
CDV 007A

Rear of previous photograph, the better quality logo would suggest that this is a later photograph by James Short during his time at 22 North Terrace.

   
   
CDV 008

Photographed by J Elliot, Seaham photographer at 22 North Terrace.
James Short was a photographer at 22 North Terrace, Seaham from 1873 until sometime between 1779 and 1789. James Elliot also operated from this address, either before or after these dates, I can't find James Elliot in either trade directories or census but would guess from the design of the back of the card, the full length pose and dress that this photograph dates from the 1860s

   
CDV 008A

Rear of previous photograph, I have only one print by this photographer which may mean he was not in business in Seaham for very long.

   
   
CDV 009

Mrs Ted Curry, no other info on back of print.

   
   
CDV010

Daniel Beer, aged 16 in 1888, wearing a sailor's uniform with RNL on the front.
Daniel was not born in Seaham but lived here after his marriage to Charlotte Catherine Jane Spoors in St John's Church 14 Nov 1895

   
   
CDV011

George Robson eldest son of Capt Robson born Seaham, 1857 died 1883

   
   
CDV012

Capt Wm Reeves, British barque "Noor Jehan" of Sunderland.
Photographed in the 1870s in Trieste

   
   
CDV013

No info, rear of card blank but as all of these photographs came from Seaham family albums the chances are they are Seaham people or maybe out of town friends or relations.

   
   
CDV013A

Detail from previous photograph, hoping someone can recognise and possibly date the uniform.

   
   
CDV014

At 22 x 32 mm this is quite a large tintype, four times bigger than the common 10 x 14mm shots.
It is also unusual in that it was taken outdoors.
Date not known, possibly around 1920

   
   
CDV015

Photographed by A & G Taylor 15 Norfolk St Sunderland.
The Sunderland studio opened in 1878, from 1873 until 1880 the parent company used this square cornered card.
From 1880 until 1882 the same or very similar single crown design was used but with rounded corners.

   
   
CDV015A

Rear of previous photograph.
The Sunderland branch opened in 1878 but the simple crown, squared corners and foreign studios place this photograph in 1879.
 

   
   
CDV016

Photographed in the Pier Portrait Rooms, Whitby

   
   
CDV017

J Jewel, American Gem Photographer, 25 London Road, Liverpool, this is an old tintype photograph, only three quarters of an inch high and cost seven pence halfpenny (3p) for 9 copies c1880s.
These tiny tintypes (known as "Gems) were introduced into the UK from America in the 1850s but were not a success, re-introduced in the 60s they became very popular and remained so for about 15 years though in larger formats the tintype was still around until the 1920s.

CDV017B

Back of previous photograph

 

   
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CDV018

Photographed by Martin Fries of 26 Norfolk St Sunderland.
Martin was born in Germany in 1838 and came to Sunderland with his brother in law (b1833), both were very talented photographers and ran successful studios from the 1860s.

   
   
CDV019

Photographed in Venice, probably a seaman/captain.
From the family album of Captain Robert Robson of Seaham 1826-1907.

   
   
CDV020

Photographed by A & G Taylor 15 Norfolk St Sunderland.
This photograph was taken between 1873 and 1878

   
   
CDV021

Photographed in Alessandria D'Egitto, Egypt, probably a seaman/captain.
From the family album of Captain Robert Robson of Seaham 1826-1907.

   
   
CDV022

Photographed in C Wilson, Neville Street, Newcastle

   
   
CDV 023

Old tintype photograph, no information to identify photographer.
This is the biggest tintype I have, measuring 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, most are roughly 3/4 of an inch square (produced 9 at a time on one plate)
 

   
   
CDV 023A

Old tin plate photograph, no information to identify photographer. Individual photograph of young man shown in previous photograph probably with his father.

   
   
CDV 024

Photographed in Trieste, probably a seaman/captain.
From the family album of Captain Robert Robson of Seaham, 1826-1907

   
   
CDV 025

Photographed by James Short, Seaham photographer.
James Short was a photographer at 22 North Terrace, Seaham from 1873 until sometime between 1779 and 1789. At some time either before or after North Terrace he worked from Vane Terrace as a photographer and picture framer.
This photograph is most likely from his time at North Terrace.

   

 

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