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Photographer ancestor- Philburn of Ashton-under-Lyne

Postby Caitlin Mackie » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:36 am

I was after some help to find ways of researching my gg gfather Anthony Philburn who had a photographic business in Ashton-under-Lyne in Lancashire from 1891 till 1910 or so. I have tried the British Journal of Photography but nothing showed up. Any other suggestions? I did find the details of the expert on WDYTYA for Fiona Bruce but he seems to specialise in photographers from Brighton. Thanks in Advance- Caitlin
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Re: Photographer ancestor- Philburn of Ashton-under-Lyne

Postby Sylcec » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:35 am

You might be best to begin with local newspapers where he may have advertised his business. Also check for entries in trade directories. If he was in partnership with another photographer, then you may need to look under their business name.
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Re: Photographer ancestor- Philburn of Ashton-under-Lyne

Postby tessacate » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:34 am

Hi there

There are several online websites which specialise in names, places and dates of operation for early photographers. One of them charges but the others don't. You could try: ... mit=%C2%A0 ... -de-visite

I presume you have already come across the following entry in the Lancashire Online Parish Clerk site for Anthony Philburn, Photographer: ... -1897.html \
Marriage: 10 Nov 1896 St Peter, Ashton under Lyne, Lancs.
Alfred Philburn - 25, Grocer, Bachelor, 17 Mount St.
Beatrice Thornley - 20, Spinster, 82 Earl St.
Groom's Father: Anthony Philburn, Photographer
Bride's Father: William Thornley, Deceased, Licensed Victualler
Witness: Harry Loverock Thornley; Florence Thornley
Married by Banns by: J. M. Muzzell Curate
Register: Marriages 1891 - 1897, Page 198, Entry 395
Source: LDS Film 2355759

Good luck with your research

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