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Brown, Barnes and Bell, fl. 1880-1901 (photographers)



  • Existence: fl. 1880 - 1901


The firm Brown, Barnes and Bell had its head office in Liverpool (Pritchard 1994, p.41). However, the company also had a number of branches across the country, including London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Hanley, Wigan, Bradford, Manchester, Nottingham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There were also district offices in Hull, Newport, Middlesborough and Burnley (Vaughan 2000). The firm's London branches were at: 220 and 222 Regent Street 1880-85; 62 Cheapside 1881-89; 12 Baker Street, Portman Square 1886-1901 (Pritchard 1994, p.41).


Pritchard, Michael (1994), 'A directory of London photographers 1841-1908'. Watford: PhotoResearch.

Vaughan, Roger F. (2000), 'U.K. carte-de-visite Victorian photographs' [Internet]. Gloucestershire, Roger F. Vaughan. Available from: [Accessed 17th February 2003].

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‘Makaga’ 1883 aged 30, 1883

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043PP/55
Scope and Contents

65 x 100 mm. Head and shoulders of a burly African with short beard, in European clothes.

Dates: 1883
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