Dating the photo of John FAIRS

15 Jul

Whilst picking out the photos of my grandfather and his car yesterday, I found another photo of John FAIRS on my hard drive, which is probably more interesting than the one I showed you a few days ago, although it is actually the same image.

John FAIRS (front and back)

The previous one was mounted on a large piece of card but this one is smaller, what would probably be called a carte de visite, with a wonderfully helpful advert on the back.

The Directory of Brighton Photographic Studios on the Brighton Photographers Index website lists William Hall & Son operating under that name between 1887 and 1895. So the number 1889 near the bottom of the card is probably the year, which ties in nicely with the marriage of his daughter Annie to Ebenezer TROWER.

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