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Anjo, José, c. 1870 - 1950 (photographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: c. 1870 - 1950

Dates and places

José Anjo was of Portuguese origin. For many years he was the Portuguese Consul in Antigua. In 1897 Anjo was advertising postcards in the 'Antigua Standard'. At this point he was based in the High Street, St Johns, Antigua. In 1899 he photographed hurricane damage in the Leeward Islands for the acting Governor. In 1899, 1900 and 1901 he made photographic visits to Dominica. In 1903 he was appointed agent for Rochester Optical and Camera Company. In 1905 his premises and 15 years worth of negatives were destroyed in a fire at 31 High Street. He continued trading from Anthony Anjo's 'The People's Grocery'. He was possibly bankrupt by 1907 as there was a public auction of his assets. However, he had resumed photographic work by 1913. Anjo's wife Helen died in 1946 and was survived by a daughter, Rita.

Sources:

Obituary in 'The Dominica Chronicle' (14 June 1950) and in 'St Kitts-Nevis Daily Bulletin' (15 June 1950).

Information from William B. Ashley.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

[Address of welcome to Antigua presented to Princess Marie Louise 1913], 1913-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/51
Scope and Contents

141 x 290 mm. A photographic copy of the three page address of welcome, embellished with paintings of Antiguan scenes, presented to Princess Marie Louise by the Antiguan Agricultural and Commercial Society. The print is stamped on the reverse: 'Photograph and Copyright by José Anjo, St. John's, Antigua, B.W.I.'.

Dates: 1913-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Arrival of Princess Marie Louise at Government House, Saint Johns], 1913-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/86
Scope and Contents

124 x 99 mm. Showing Bell and Princess Marie Louise on the verandah of Government House having just stepped down from the carriage standing in the foreground. The print is stamped on the reverse: 'Photograph and Copyright by José Anjo, St. John's, Antigua, B.W.I.'.

Dates: 1913-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Arrival of Princess Marie Louise at Government House, Saint Johns], 1913-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/87
Scope and Contents

119 x 99 mm. A view showing the group (including Bell and the Princess) standing on the verandah and carriage pulling away from the house. The print is stamped on the reverse: 'Photograph and Copyright by José Anjo, St. John's, Antigua, B.W.I.'.

Dates: 1913-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Arrival of Princess Marie Louise in St. John's], 1913-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/52
Scope and Contents

284 x 231 mm. A view from the arch of welcome looking along the High Street towards the landing stage, with crowds on each side of the road watching the carriage carrying the royal party. The print is stamped on the reverse: 'Photograph and Copyright by José Anjo, St. John's, Antigua, B.W.I.'.

Dates: 1913-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Group at Government House, Saint Johns Antigua], 1913-03 - 1913-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/56
Scope and Contents

291 x 229 mm. A group photograph of Princess Marie Louise's party and Bell taken on the steps of Government House. The print is stamped on the reverse: 'Photograph and Copyright by José Anjo, St. John's, Antigua, B.W.I.'.

Dates: 1913-03 - 1913-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Old Parker, Antigua, 1900 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011W/6
Scope and Contents

76 x 103 mm. Full length portrait of an aged Antiguan woman seated in front of wooden huts. Photograph by Jose Anjo.

Dates: 1900 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Photographs of St. Kitts, circa 1900, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30742A
Scope and Contents

Contains loose photographs by José Anjo with pencilled captions and photographer's stamp on the reverse of the prints. The pictures show buildings and a public garden in St. Kitts and Nevis (the two islands were formed into a union in 1882, although the idea had been mooted as early as 1723). The fourth image is a duplicate of No. 3.

Dates: 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Street decorations in St. John's Antigua, in honour of the visit of Princess Marie Louise], 1913-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/48
Scope and Contents

245 x 197 mm. A view looking along High Street, St. John's, with crowds lining the roadway and a large decorated arch of welcome in the foreground. Bell's description of the Princess' visit, and his assessment of her character, can be found in a letter in which he mentions the success of the decorations: 'The decorations etc were really extraordinarily good and the local photographer [Jose Anjo] has taken a lot of excellent pictures of them.' (Bell 1913, April 6).

Dates: 1913-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Views in Dominica

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30745B
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose photographs (one being a panorama composed of two prints), measuring approximately 240 x 175 mm. All prints except plate fourteen have either typed or handwritten captions on the reverse. The photographs show buildings in Roseau and landscape views of the outlying country.

Dates: 1900
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 8
Collection 1
 
Subject
Leeward Islands (island group) 8
Lesser Antilles (island group) 8
West Indies (archipelago) 8
Antigua (island) 7
Antigua and Barbuda (nation) 7

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