J W Cleary and E W Elliott (fl. 1882-1929) (photographers)
- Existence: fl. 1882 - 1929
J.W. Cleary established a photographic business in Kingston, Jamaica, during the early 1880s. E.W. Elliott became his partner in 1906 (Macmillan 1922, p.98). In 1916 'Cleary's Photo Studio' was located at 89 King Street (DeSouza 1916, p.58). During the First World War the firm issued portraits on buttons in connection with the local Red Cross Fund. In 1922 the firm was still located at 89 King Street (Macmillan 1922, p.98).
DeSouza, Mortimer C. (1916), 'DeSouza's commercial handbook and business directory'. Kingston, Jamaica: Mortimer C. DeSouza and Co.
Macmillan, Allister (1922), 'The red book of the West Indies: historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures, and resources'. London: W.H. and L. Collingridge.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
165 x 105 mm. The Bishop, with upraised arms, is either dedicating the memorial or giving the final benediction. The Rt. Rev. David Williams Bentley (d. 1970) was appointed Assistant Bishop of Jamaica in 1919 and was Bishop of Barbados 1927-1945.
Collection of uncaptioned photographs by Cleary and Elliott, Kingston, Jamaica. The Memorial, a cross of island stone in front of the East Block of the Public Buildings in Kingston, was unveiled and dedicated on Armistice Day, 11 November 1922. Details for each photograph are derived from an accompanying Order of Service and the Jamaica Annual Report 1922.
425 x 135 mm. A general panorama with the Acting Governor standing by the memorial before unveiling, taken from a building in Church Street and showing the entire parade. The plan of the ceremony on the Order of Service and the clarity of the photograph make it possible to identify the service units and the various local bodies - Boy Scouts, police, disabled soldiers in wheel chairs, etc. A photographer with a tripod camera is in the foreground.
105 x 160 mm. Showing Colonel Herbert Bryan, who performed the ceremony in the absence of the Governor Sir Leslie Probyn, standing beside the cross. (Sir) Herbert Bryan (1865-1950) had a distinguished career as a soldier, and was Colonial Secretary of the Gold Coast 1904-1914, and of Jamaica 1914-1925, though he was absent from the post when on active service in World War I (dispatches five times, D.S.O.), K.B.E. 1925.